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Graduating Student Scholarships
The online scholarship application portal will be open for the 2018/2019 academic year from December 26, 2017 through February 16, 2018. **Names, numbers, and amounts of scholarships are subject to change. Please direct any questions to: RCTC Foundation at 507-281-7771 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Alice & Harry Tashjian Scholarship
Awarded to a female student who postponed attending higher education after high school and has faced challenges in maintaining a traditional education path due to war and family poverty issues. **FULL PAGE ESSAY: "CHALLENGES YOU FACED IN MAINTAINING A TRADITIONAL EDUCATION PATH DUE TO WAR AND/OR FAMILY POVERTY" TO BE INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION.**
|Art + Design Department Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to a returning, transferring, or graduating student who is enrolled in an Art+Design Program at RCTC and who will be continuing studies in an art-related field at a four-year institution. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed the majority of their credits at RCTC. Art + Design students must upload five examples of their artwork with a brief statement about each piece. Art History students must upload a five-page research paper instead of artwork. The scholarship may be used toward tuition expenses, college fees, book and/or software purchases, or art supplies.
|Bateman Family Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating student who is planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in Social Science at a four year college or university. The student must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and be enrolled full time. Preference will be given to current recipient if they have maintained their GPA and Social Science focus. Student may be eligible a second year based on same criteria. A new application must be submitted to be considered for a renewal scholarship.
|Carroll L. Baruth Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to Law Enforcement students to be used toward mandatory psychological testing. Student must be a graduating student in the Law Enforcement Program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. ESSAY REQUIRED ON: REASONS FOR SEEKING A CAREER IN LAW ENFORCEMENT.
|Douglass Family Scholarship
Awarded to students who have completed all requirements necessary to earn an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Arts (AA) degree from RCTC with intent to continue studies for a baccalaureate degree. Students must have financial need and a minimum 3.3 GPA. Eligible students must have completed the majority of credits at RCTC. Recipients of the Douglas Scholarship can not have participated in a past revolt against RCTC or participate in any future revolt against RCTC. The scholarship is renewable for a second year based on similar criteria and submitting an application during the regular online application process. **ESSAY REQUIRED DESCRIBING CAREER AND LONG-TERM GOALS IS TO BE INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION.**
|Dr. Mary Goette Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating RCTC sophomore in the liberal arts to further their education at a four-year institution. They must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. They must intend to pursue studies and a career in Psychology (or a related field), Women's Studies, or Political Science.
|Dr. Young Juhn Art + Design Art History Scholarship
Awarded to a student who has taken an Art History course at RCTC during the current academic year (fall and/or spring semester) regardless of program major. Qualifications: Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA. ESSAY REQUIRED (300 WORDS OR LESS) ABOUT: WHY THE STUDY OF ART HISTORY IS IMPORTANT.
|Dr. Young Juhn Art + Design Photography Scholarship
Awarded to a returning, graduating, or transfer student who is enrolled in an Art+Design Program at RCTC and who may be continuing studies in an art-related field at a four-year institution. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and must have completed the majority of their credits at RCTC. Students must submit at 5 or more photography samples with application.
|Eric Schwanke Outdoorsman Memorial Scholarship
The recipient will be a returning or graduating student pursuing a law enforcement, criminal justice, intensive care paramedic, or environmental studies degree with a career goal in law enforcement, criminal justice, the department of natural resources, paramedic, emergency medical technician, firefighter or related career. The student should possess a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to students who have a demonstrated passion in the outdoors, wildlife, and/or habitat conservation through volunteerism, organizations, or hobbies such as hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. **ESSAY REQUIRED DETAILING CAREER GOALS AND THESE LIFE INTERESTS**
Awarded to a returning sophomore or graduating student transferring to a four-year college studying in the field of science, computers or mathematics. Student must be active in school activities and/or community involvement and possess a minimum 3.2 GPA **100-WORD ESSAY: Describe your goals after graduation.
|Lavine Family Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Liberal Arts who participated in activities while at RCTC and plans to pursue a four year degree. Recipient must have graduated from high school no more than four years prior and have a minimum 3.3 GPA.
|Mayo Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore who has completed two or more years at RCTC and is going on to complete a 4-year degree in pre-medical studies and has intention to attend medical school.
|Milton W. and Charlotte Anderson Scholarship
Awarded to a student graduating from RCTC who has been accepted for entry into a Minnesota college or university and is pursuing a four-year degree majoring in the field of education. The student should possess a minimum 3.25 GPA and qualify for financial assistance from RCTC. **ESSAY ON "CAREER AND LONG-TERM GOALS" TO BE INCLUDED WITH APPLICATION.**
|Neil Anderson Scholarship
Awarded to any RCTC student who is planning to pursue a four-year degree. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA from high school or at RCTC and demonstrate financial need and academic merit. Any field of study is eligible. The award is renewable at the discretion of the RCTC Foundation Scholarship Selection Committee. The student must be full-time (in an academic program)with a minimum of 6 credits that will transition to a specific Bachelor's Degree or must meet the average credits taken by students attending RCTC.
|Yvonne Romero Art History Scholarship
Awarded to a student who is currently enrolled or has completed an Art History class at RCTC with a minimum 2.0 GPA who is from a disadvantaged background and has financial need. Preference is given to female students of Hispanic, African or African-American background. ESSAY REQUIRED (300 words or less) on why the study of art history is important.
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