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Foundation Scholarships

Foundation ScholarshipsThe RCTC Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to incoming, returning, and graduating students. All scholarships offered through the RCTC Foundation are made possible by generous donors supporting the effort to provide scholarship and program support to students who might not otherwise have the resources to pursue higher education. Most RCTC students juggle multiple responsibilities -- balancing work, family and career preparation.  Especially in difficult times, a scholarship can make all the difference.

Many students leave RCTC less in debt, thanks to a Foundation scholarship!

  • More than 230 students receive scholarships each year, some more than one!
  • Awards start at $100 and range as high as $3,000 with $1,000 being the most common award.
  • Your chances of receiving an award increase if you follow the directions and have written, thoughtful and articulate statements or essays.

Due to technical enhancements, the online scholarship application portal is anticipated to be available November 30, 2015 through March 4, 2016 for 2016/2017 academic year.

Incoming Students

Incoming Student scholarships are for first-time (including transfer) students new to RCTC and just beginning their course of studies at the College.  All incoming students must also submit an official copy of their most recent transcript.

Returning Students

Returning Student scholarships are for current students who are continuing their education or former students returning to RCTC.

Graduating Students

Graduating Student scholarships are for students who have completed their program and will graduate from RCTC to continue their education at another institution.

Outside Scholarships

Information on scholarships not awarded through the RCTC Foundation

Scholarship Awards

The scholarship application for the 2016-2017 academic year will open on November 30, 2015 and close on March 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Students receiving awards will be notified by e-mail no later than April 15, 2016.  Students who are not selected will be notified by e-mail no later than May 15, 2016.

Scholarship recipients are recognized for their achievement at the Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 during two presentation sessions in the Performance Court of the UCR Regional Sports Center. Family and friends are invited to attend the ceremony to share this celebration with the RCTC Foundation. For additional information on the ceremony or guest information, please visit the Scholarship Awards Ceremony webpage using the link below.

Scholarships are available The Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation Board of Directors thanks its donors for supporting the effort to provide persons the opportunity to advance their education.  Scholarships are important because they act as an incentive to attract or retain top quality students in our community.  Many of these students want the advantage of attending a small school capable of providing individual attention.  A significant number are non-traditional students, looking to expand their opportunities and abilities with additional education.  Others are seeking certification or training to enter the workforce with a marketable skill. 

But, no matter what the reason for attending Rochester Community and Technical College, scholarships change lives!

Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation
E-mail:  foundation@rctc.edu
Office: (507) 281-7771
Fax: (507) 280-2970

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