Bertha and Byron L. Reppert Scholarship

Bertha and Byron L. Reppert moved to Mechanicsburg, PA in 1960. In the years that followed, all four of their children graduated from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School: Carolynn in 1965, Marjorie in 1968, Nancy in 1971, and Susanna in 1980. Both Mr. and Mrs. Reppert believed in civic participation. For example, Mr. Reppert enlisted as a marine and earned a purple heart during World War II. After moving to Mechanicsburg, they helped to establish the local public library, Mr. Reppert joined the rotary club, and Mrs. Reppert the local garden club. In 1968, Mrs. Reppert, an herbalist, noted author, and lecturer, opened The Rosemary House, an herb and spice shop, located in charming downtown Mechanicsburg. Mr. Reppert, a cum laude graduate of Lehigh University and a history buff, served on the town council for over ten years, six as president, and in 1978 was elected the second mayor of Mechanicsburg. Mr. Reppert’s campaign slogan was: Let’s Keep Mechanicsburg a Good Place to Live. 

The Bertha and Byron L. Reppert Scholarship was established in 2001, in memory of their mother and to honor Byron L. Reppert’s then 80th Birthday, by his four daughters and their extended families. The scholarship is to encourage and recognize multiple seniors from the Mechanicsburg Area School District who demonstrate good citizenship and actively exhibit an interest in political science, history, horticulture, journalism, or related fields, such as environmental studies.

This scholarship is an endowment fund of the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC.

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March 15


Multiple Winners / Up to $1,500 each

Scholarship FAQs


  1. Graduating senior from Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School
  2. Applicant must have an interest in political science, history, journalism, horticulture, or related fields, such as environmental studies (i.e. participation in student council or local government, or in horticultural activities such as 4-H, local garden clubs, etc.) 
  3. Applicant must have maintained a minimum of 3.0 GPA or above (85% – 100%) 
  4. Applicant must be accepted to an accredited college or university 
  5. Applicant must demonstrate good citizenship within the school and local community 
  6. Applicant with financial need is given consideration 
  7. Possible interview with the selection committee.
  8. Essay
  9. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


Explain how you meet the above mentioned criteria for this scholarship. One page maximum.


This scholarship is a one-time only award.

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