Stokes Stitt Scholarship Program
Reading Housing Authority (RHA) has established the Stokes Stitt Scholarship for residents who reside in the Oakbrook Homes and Glenside Homes public housing units owned and operated by the agency. The program has been established in appreciation of Mr. Stitt’s tenure as a commissioner of RHA, which began on March 17, 1983. Mr. Stitt died on February 25, 2001. Reading Housing Authority offers this scholarship in honor of his contributions to both the agency and the Reading community.
Since the inception of the scholarship program, Reading Housing Authority has awarded more than $90,000 to twenty-six residents of Oakbrook and Glenside Homes. Fifteen students have earned degrees in architecture and design, criminal justice, social work, business, political science, elementary education, automotive repair and others.
The Stokes Stitt scholarship is a competitive scholarship granted in each development, for a total of two scholarships offered each year to residents of Oakbrook and Glenside Homes. The aide is designed to encourage education beyond the high school level. This 4 year/$8,000 scholarship is to be used for financial aid to assist with tuition and fees at an accredited trade school, two-year or four-year institution. Preference is given for attendance to an institution located in Pennsylvania. The scholarship is open to traditional and non-traditional students. Applications are accepted from March 1 to April 30.
2017 recipients Dairicelis Rodriguez (G) and Whitley Wilson (O) (PICTURE)