Roland E. Dunkelberger Scholarship Fund

Roland E. Dunkelberger, born October 15th, 1928, grew up and lived most of his life in Perry County. He enjoyed antique cars and their restoration, and in earlier years working on the family farm and orchard. Roland was a 1945 graduate of the Landisburg Joint High School. Roland was also member of Christ Lutheran Church of New Bloomfield and a former member of the New Bloomfield Fire Company. Roland worked as the Post Master at the U.S. Post Office in New Bloomfield for 30 years. After retiring from the post office, Roland moved to Hershey, PA and became very active in the Hershey Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, serving as president of the Hershey Region in 1978. 

Roland remained connected and concerned about his community in Perry County, specifically areas that he felt were depressed. Roland wanted to become a lawyer, but due to lack of funds, he was unable to attend college. The Roland E. Dunkelberger Fund Scholarship was established to support students graduating from West Perry High School with plans to continue their education at a college, university, or a trade or technical school. 

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March 15


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Scholarship FAQ


  1. Graduating senior from West Perry High School with plans to attend a school of higher education as a full-time student. 
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher 
  3. Service to the community and volunteerism 
  4. Financial need 
  5. Essay
  6. 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.


Describe your future goals, ambitions, and interest in your chosen field. 300 words maximum.


This scholarship is a one-time only award.

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