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John G. Bernheiser Educational Award

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A $2,000 Educational Grant Could Be Yours!
Apply by 6/30/23
John G. Bernheiser Educational Award presented by Riverfront Federal Credit Union

Build a Bright Financial Future with Riverfront

John G. Bernheiser, past manager of Riverfront, was an unfaltering supporter of the credit union movement. His dedication and spirit enriched all of those his life touched. It was in celebration of his work and in tribute to his memory that the Board of Directors of Riverfront Federal Credit Union established the annual John G. Bernheiser Educational Award.

Every year Riverfront selects five students to each receive a grant of $2000 towards an undergraduate study program at a qualifying institution. A random lottery is used to draw names of the finalists from the pool of applicants who qualify. Recipients are notified and checks disbursed in August.

Application Process

The application window runs from April 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023.

Applications can be submitted online and all accompanying detail emailed as instructed in the form below. Also, applications can be printed and mailed as well. The following items must be returned with your application either via email or mail:

  • Transcript showing your cumulative grade point average. Printouts of online transcripts are acceptable to apply. If chosen, an official transcript must be presented in order to receive the educational award. An official transcript has a raised seal and/or the signature of the registrar.
  • A formal acceptance letter or a copy of your online course schedule showing your Fall course schedule is acceptable as proof of registration for the Fall Semester.
  • Application materials must be postmarked or emailed by June 30, 2023.

All mailed materials should be sent to:

John G. Bernheiser Educational Award Committee

Attn: Michele Bowers

Riverfront Federal Credit Union

Keiser Blvd Branch

2609 Keiser Blvd

Wyomissing, PA 19610

Printable John G Bernheiser Application

Online Application

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Step 1 -TAKE THE ELIGIBILITY QUIZ. You must be able to answer yes to every question.

Are you the primary account holder of a savings account at Riverfront? If not, open a savings account by May 31, 2023 to be eligible. You must be the primary account holder, not the joint account holder.
Do you have at least $5 in your savings account?
Will you be enrolled full time in an undergraduate study program for the 2023 Fall Semester at an institution listed on the Title IV Institution Code List?
Based on your school’s grading system, is your cumulative grade point average at least a 3.0, “B” or 80%?
Do you have a copy of your transcript plus a copy of either your letter of acceptance or fall course schedule to send along with this application? Printouts of your transcript are acceptable to include with your application. However, if you are chosen as a recipient, you’ll need to provide an official transcript to receive the educational award. That’s the one with a raised seal and/or the signature of the registrar.


Education Status
Name of Student*


School Address*


As proof of your attendance in the fall, please email us a copy of your letter of acceptance or your course schedule showing your classes for the fall semester after submitting your application to Michele Bowers, and note your name and John G Documents in the Subject Line. A copy of your online course schedule is acceptable as long as it indicates Fall 2023.


Name of Student*

Step 6 – Applications must be submitted no later than June 30, 2023.

If you have any questions contact Riverfront’s Financial Services Department at 610-374-8351 or 800-451-3477.
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