PVSLA History

The Association originated in 1954 as the Schwenksville Scholarship Fund, which made small outright grants to Schwenksville High School seniors. In 1964, the grants were replaced by interest-free loans. When the Perkiomen Valley School District was formed in 1969, the Fund continued as the Perkiomen Valley Student Loan Fund and was made available to both seniors and graduates of the Perkiomen Valley High School. In 1984, the Fund was incorporated and became the Perkiomen Valley Student Loan Association, Inc.

  • In 1954, the average grant was $100.
  • In 2016, the average loan was $1,550.
  • Since 1954, over 1,350 grants and loans have been awarded, amounting to more than $1,593,970.
  • Since 1986, the Cope Scholarship grant has been awarded annually, totaling $125,750.
  • In 2016, 53 loans and awards totaling $81,545 were awarded. 
  • All donations are tax-free. The association is a 501(c)3 organization. Please check to see if your employer provides matching funds.