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Scholarship Awards


Each year the Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club awards four (4) outstanding high school seniors each with a $1,000 scholarship for their continuing education, in the following two categories:
 
Berks County Cross Country Scholarship
Two (2) scholarships are open to all high school seniors who participated on a Berks County high school cross country team during at least their senior year.
 
Members-Only Scholarship 
Two (2) scholarships are open to all high school seniors whose parent/guardian has been a member in good standing of Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club for at least one year prior to the application deadline.
 
Students for each scholarship are recognized for their participation and achievements in athletics, academics and community service.  Scholarship awards are usually announced in April or May.

Applications



Scholarship applications are due annually by February 28 of the student’s senior year of high school. All applicants will be notified by email of the receipt of their application and will be notified by mail of the final decision.  Scholarship recipients will also be posted on the Pagoda Pacer website and facebook page.

Click below to download the relevant application:

Cross Country Scholarship Application Members-Only Scholarship Application


Applications should be mailed, with postmark by February 28, to:
Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 4115
Reading, PA 19606

Applications may also be submitted by email by midnight on February 28 to scholarshipcoordinator@pagodapacers.com.
 
For more information email Scholarship Coordinator

Scholarship Guidelines


Scholarship funds cannot be applied to the cost of private tutors, research work and travel which is not directly related to the course study or chosen field of study, transportation to and from the recipient’s home and the institution or organization, personal clothing or any other personal needs.


Funds may be used for tuition, room and board (if living away from home and on a campus), textbooks, optional fees on the institution or organization, and equipment necessary for the completion of the course study which can be fully documented.

Scholarship funds may be utilized after graduation from high school for post secondary education, vocational or technical schools, or for training at approved trade or business schools.

Scholarships are not contingent upon grades. However, if for any reason you should leave school permanently, any remaining funds would revert back to the Pagoda Pacers scholarship fund. We must be promptly notified if this should occur.

Your scholarship funds must be utilized completely within two (2) calendar years of the month/year of your graduation from high school. Any funds remaining after this time period will revert back to the Pagoda Pacers scholarship fund and the funds will no longer be available to you. No extension of time will be granted.

Scholarship funds are made payable to the education institution. These funds may only be used by the recipient and are not transferrable.

A student who is eligible for both the Cross Country Scholarship and Members-Only Scholarship may apply for both, but any recipient cannot receive more than one scholarship award.
 

General Membership Meeting

The Monthly Membership meeting will be held on Thursday June 13th, 2024 
 
Mohnton Fire Company Social Quarters, 100 E Summit St., Mohnton, PA 19540.  The meeting is upstairs. Enter the front door and go up the stairs to your left. There is no need to ring the buzzer for entry.   Food and drink at 6:30 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. All members welcome. Members are responsible for purchasing their own beverages.
 

Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month @7:00 pm.  All are welcome


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Community Involvement/Volunteering 

Click here to see what we have done to promote running and fitness in Berks County!
 
Click here for info about the club's trail maintenance program.

 


 Strava

Click on the icon above and join the Pagoda Pacers Strava groups to share courses.


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Our Mission

The Pagoda Pacers Athletic Club promotes physical fitness and public wellness. We conduct athletic activities in our community, organize competitions, social gatherings, and educate the public on physical fitness and wellness. We promote participation in the sports of running, cycling, duathlons, & triathlons. We also encourage members to be more than just athletes by conducting a variety of social and civic activities in the Reading, Pennsylvania area.