Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund

$20,000–$60,000Award Amount
2Number of Awards
6/1/2023Submission Deadline

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Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund is an award program initiated by J.M. Heberlig and B.J. Helterbran to curb the financial issues that make attaining a valued education difficult for students.

The scholarship is organized by the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, a charity organization that exists to improve the quality of life in the communities through philanthropic activities. The Foundation was established in 1920 in Pennsylvania.

Two successful applicants will be awarded student aid ranging from $20,000 to $60, 000. This fund will be directed towards the students’ tuition. The scholarship is for students currently enrolled in a Pennsylvania college or university.

Key Information of Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund

Study Details

Area of Study

  • Arts
  • Parks
  • Recreation

Country of Study

Pennsylvania

Specific Schools

Any

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

Undergraduate

Award Amount

$20,000–$60,000

Number of Awards

2

Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund Timeline

January 2023

Applications Opening Date

Applications open on January 1.

June 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on June 1.

August 2023

Awards Announcement Date

Winners are announced in August.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: College Sophomore – College Senior
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: 3
  • Geographic Eligibility: Pennsylvania
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Recommendation letters
  • Grade transcript

How to ace the Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund

1

Create an account with the foundation

To access the page for the application, you need to create an account as a new applicant first to ensure proper distribution of future correspondence concerning the application. Previous applicants can just enter their email and passwords.

2

Describe your goals, experiences, and plans

A well–written essay is very key for this kind of scholarship. Let the foundation in on your ideas, goals, interests, experiences, and plans. Relate your descriptions to your course of study in art education or recreation and parks.

3

Adhere to the essay instructions

Your essay submission should be typed, and double-spaced. It should also be on plain white paper and no more than two pages long. When writing your essay, emphasize your involvement in extracurricular activities.

4

Complete, save, and attach your student résumé

You’ll be given a link to download and key in your details. Complete the document and attach it to your application.

How the Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund is Judged

Eligible applicants, who demonstrate a passion for a career in art education or recreation and parks, will be considered for the award.

Why We Love the Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund

1

The scholarship can be renewed

Winners of the scholarship program can apply for renewal for an additional year. This will help them reduce the financial burden, helping them to focus on their education.

2

It is designed to be a hand–up

J.M. Heberlig and B.J. Helterbran benefited largely from support and encouragement; they established this scholarship to help students accomplish great things.

3

It supports residents of Pennsylvania

The Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund ensures that residents of Pennsylvania, who require educational aid, are supported adequately.

5 Facts About Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig- B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund

01.

Background of the founders

Jody M. Heberlig is a high school art teacher while Beth J. Helterbran has been staff in recreation and parks for over 30 years. Both of them came from families who valued and promoted education.

02.

Must be for four–year programs

Applicants of Education Matters – The J.M. Heberlig-B.J. Helterbran Scholarship Fund must be enrolled as a full–time student in a four–year program.

03.

Send a transcript directly from your institution

You must send an official transcript either through the mail or as a certified PDF emailed from your college or university. The transcript should show that you have a minimum of 3.0 overall and 3.3 in your field.

04.

Documents needed for renewal

To be eligible for renewal, you must attach your FAFSA Student Aid Report and a student resume. These must be in your application before you will be considered for renewal.

05.

There’s a different sign-in link

If for any reason you have to sign in to the application page again after logging out, there’s a different link for that directly below the first link.

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