The Radnor High School Scholarship Fund (The Fund) was founded in 1966 to provide financial assistance to deserving graduates of Radnor High School for post-high school education.
Applications must be submitted to the Radnor High School Guidance Office by a specified date (usually in early-April). The applications are then reviewed by a financial officer at a local university. The officer classifies the applicants based on financial criteria and prepares a summary report ranking the applicants according to category of need. All financial information received is held in strict confidence.
In May, the finalists are interviewed by a selection committee comprised of both board members and community representatives. This review committee considers community involvement, academic performance and commitment to higher education to arrive at individual awards consistent with a budget established for the class. Each class has a specific budget available; the amount is dependent upon the success of our fund-raising activities.
Commitments of scholarships are made for up to four years of full-time study and continuation of support over these years is contingent upon continuing financial need, satisfactory performance (C average or better) and our ability to fund the program. Recipients have six years over which to claim their four years of awards; this reflects the changing time frames of higher education
Because of the continual rise in educational costs, The Fund has gradually increased its average award to provide a meaningful level of support. This puts pressure on our fund-raising activities and demands more volunteers to help support the various activities. To help The Fund maintain, and even increase, its historic level of support, we are now forced to require that each recipient and their parents/guardians assist our fund-raising efforts in some manner over the four-year duration of the scholarship. This help is most critical at the Fourth of July fireworks (our most important fund-raiser) when we need many volunteers to help with concessions, ticket-taking and parking at the high school prior to the fireworks.
Any questions concerning The Fund and the application process should be addressed to Arthur R. Lewis, President of The Fund at 610-558-4975 or via E-Mail: Arlo31@comcast.net
Please return all application materials to the Guidance Office no later than 2:30pm on Friday April 4, 2014. Incomplete
applications will not be accepted.
* Graduating senior of the 2014 class of Radnor High School residing in Radnor Township and attending Radnor High School for the three consecutive years prior to graduation
* Must be a U.S. citizen
* Must be a Pennsylvania and Radnor resident
* Will be working towards a degree or certification in a postsecondary program
A copy of the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA must be attached. To allow sufficient time to process this financial information, the FAFSA form must be completed and submitted before the end of February. Applications for the FAFSA are available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. An official copy of the parent’s 2013 1040 or 1040A income tax report may be accepted in place of the SAR if it has not been processed by the April 4, 2014 deadline. All information will be kept confidential.
How to Apply
Radnor High School students should download the application forms from this website and should see Donna Ward, Guidance Counselor or Ms. Stephanie Querze, Counselor Assistant, in the Radnor High School Guidance Department with questions. The application includes information on FAFSA forms necessary for the requirements of the Scholarship Fund. All information is kept confidential. The deadline to apply is April 4, 2014, at 2:30 P.M. So see the Guidance Department soon! Phone 610-293-0855 ext. 3526 and 3522.