Pat Ganter Scholarship

Congratulations to Katelynn Humbles, recipient of the 2024 Pat Ganter Scholarship which was awarded in May. Applications for the 2025 scholarship will be available in the spring of 2025.

The Pat Ganter Scholarship awards $5,000 to a graduating Berks County high school senior planning to pursue a college degree program with the intentions of aiding their community efforts to provide substance use prevention, treatment and recovery services. Each year, scholarships are awarded in May.

Congratulations to our 2024 Pat Ganter Scholarship winner!

The 2024 scholarship was awarded to Katelynn Humbles, a senior at Conrad Weiser High School who plans to attend Kutztown University to study art education. She is currently a member of COCA’s Youth Leadership Council. Her award was presented on May 15 by COCA Board President Courtenay Dillard during the Prevention Week Celebration held at the RISE Recovery Center.


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Judging criteria

Application essay entries will be judged upon the following criteria:

Scholarship Background

Patricia Ganter, as a dedicated employee of the Council on Chemical Abuse and Caron Treatment Centers, was recognized by colleagues for her commitment to the field of addiction and recovery. In her role as Administrative Assistant with these organizations, Patricia displayed compassion and optimism for those challenged by addiction. She will long be remembered for her steadfast belief in the power of recovery.