This fund was established by Stephanie Hunsberger to commemorate the influence that her grandmother, Elizabeth Horvath had on Stephanie's achievements and focus toward goals. Elizabeth encouraged Stephanie to remember that in difficult times we must fill our hearts with understanding and compassion, always focusing on the improvement of ourselves. Elizabeth inspired Stephanie to remember that when it seems like we are alone in our lane, there is always something greater along for the swim that is able to lift our arms and move our legs to the wall.
This fund will provide scholarships to seniors graduating from Berks County high schools who intend to further their education after high school in pursuit of a bachelor's degree, who swam on a high school or club swim team in at least their senior year of high school, and are intending to swim on the college team or the college club team. Applicants must have achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above or 80% or above in high school. In addition, applicants must not have any disciplinary infractions. Preference will be given to an applicant who persevered through difficulties to achieve success, whether it be success in swimming, school, or life in general.
-Must be a high school senior who is attending a high school located in Berks County, PA
-Must have swam/currently swimming on a high school or club team, in at least your senior year of high school
-Indicate the name/s of the school and/or club you participated on and the number of years you participated
-Must intend to swim at the college level or on a club swim team
-If you have already committed to a college club swim team, or a college team, please provide a copy of your commitment letter
-Must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or be within the top 80% in your high school graduating class
-List any disciplinary infractions on your record when applying
-Write an essay (between 250 and 500 words) that addresses the following topic: Write about an event or occurrence in your life that you took into swimming with you and worked through while in the pool (metaphorically)
Request a recommendation from your high school swim coach or your club team swim coach. You should notify this individual to expect an email from us once you submit your application, and encourage him or her to complete the request in a timely manner so your application can be considered.
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.