In addition to the Aid programs offered by the Financial Aid Office, students are encouraged to seek out additional sources of funding for their education.
Scholarships & Other Aid Resources
Scholarships constitute a large portion of the monies used to help students pay for college expenses. Scholarships are available for nearly every situation you might think of. The following list is designed to give you ideas about where you might look for additional funding sources.
Grant. The Alliss Grant is available for students who
will be attending College after having been out of school for
or longer. Other qualifications also apply. If approved, this grant
will pay the tuition and textbook costs for one course, up to five
Foundation Scholarships. Scholarships for New, Returning
and Transferring Students are available on a yearly basis. See
the Foundation's Website for further information, applications and deadlines.
Counseling Office. The College Blue Book of Scholarships,
local Scholarship competitions, and scholarship notices by program are
all available through the Counseling Department.
- Reciprocity Agreements. If you are a student from North
Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin, you may qualify for a reduced tuition
rate if you are attending a Minnesota College. Contact the Admissions
Office for more information on how to apply.
- High School Counseling Office. Your high school counselor
may have information about local scholarships that are available from your community or the surrounding area.
- Search the Internet! Several scholarship searches are
available to help students find dollars for education. FastWeb
and MACH25 are just two of the many scholarship searches available.
See our Internet Resources
page for a link to a few of the scholarship searches on the Internet.
- American Indian Scholarship Resources. Special scholarships
for Native American students are available. For more information, contact
your local tribal education office or visit these websites:
Minnesota Indian Scholarship program
Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Employer Tuition Reimbursement Programs. Check with your
Employer to see if they will reimburse employees for College coursework.
If you are a dependent student, have your parent(s) check with their employer. In some cases, employee tuition assistance programs can be used for the employees' children.
- Clubs and Organizations. Check with your local Jaycees,
Optimists, and/or Lions clubs as well as banks, churches, businesses
and other groups to see if they offer scholarships.
- Library. Use your local Library and RCTC's Goddard Library to seek out scholarship sources.
See also: Outside Agency Funding