Berks County Association of School Retirees Scholarship and Grant Fund – Mini Grant Program
The Berks County Association of School Retirees (BCASR), the local chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, started its scholarship and mini grant program with a $3,000 endowment in 2010. The group has 1,250 members who are retired from employment in a school district or a higher education institution in Berks County. BCASR started the fund to award scholarships to students with a GPA of more than 3.5 and who plan to become a teacher. The mini grant program supports creative activities or projects in classrooms. Grants give teachers the financial ability to try something new.