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home2WELCOME TO THE EBERLY FOUNDATION

The Board of Trustees of the Eberly Foundation are pleased to welcome you to our website. I’m sure my grandfather and father would be delighted to see us finally entering the digital age. Our principal focus during the past fifty years has been to assist area students in furthering their educational careers beyond high school. I hope that this website will be helpful to them in selecting a college or university at which they may apply for an Eberly Foundation scholarship. This website has been a work in progress for some time, and I hope you will find it easy to use. Here you can learn about the history of our family foundation and the colleges and universities at which we have endowed scholarship programs. If you are a non-profit organization applying for a grant, you can download an application form and submit it for our consideration. We look forward to working with all of you in the years to come. If you have any questions, or any suggestions for improving this website, please do not hesitate to contact us. –
Robert E. Eberly, Jr., President

FOUNDATION NEWS

As many of our grantees and friends may know, we have shared office space with the Community Foundation of Fayette County for many years.  In March of 2018 CFFC, and we along with them, moved from our offices in the old Gallatin Bank Building on Main Street in Uniontown to new offices located at 5 South Mt. Vernon Avenue, near the Five Corners, also in Uniontown.  Our email address and telephone number will continue as before.

At the annual meeting of our Board of Trustees in November of 2017 we made a significant commitment to the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, creating an endowed scholarship for MBA candidates and providing funding for a new business research center within the School.  We also agreed to provide funds for a Center for Civil Rights and Social Justice within the University’s School of Law, contingent upon certain conditions being met.  Pitt is one of those universities where “the rubber hits the road” for students from Fayette County and Southwestern Pennsylvania.  We are proud of our longstanding relationship with Pitt and look forward to continuing our partnership with them well into the future.

Also at our annual meeting we approved a major grant to West Virginia University to support a new and quite innovative approach to preparing teachers to team STEM subjects in the state’s high schools.  If successful, this program could serve as a model nationally.

On a sad note, our long time administrative assistant, Charmaine Sampson, passed away in December of 2016.  She was a valued employee and a true friend, and we will miss her greatly.  One of our grantees of long standing, the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education, recently created the “Charmaine Sampson Memorial Scholarship” in her honor.  We are grateful to our friends at the Foundation for this fine gesture.

RECENT GRANTS

University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business to support the Katz and CBA Behavioral Research Center: $250,000 over 5 years

University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business to create an endowed scholarship: $250,000 over 5 years

West Virginia University Foundation: $100,000 over 4 years

Pittsburgh International Folk Arts Institute: $14,500

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg: $10,000

Community Foundation of Fayette County Pennsylvania: $10,000

SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT
INFORMATION

Scholarship recipients are selected solely by the colleges and universities to which the student has applied. No recipients are selected by the Eberly Foundation Trustees. Scholarships are awarded based upon the criteria established by the institutions themselves. The IRS does not permit us to give money to individuals.  All organizations applying for a grant should submit their request using the form downloadable from this website and provide a copy of their IRS determination letter evidencing their tax-exempt status.