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RCTC Foundation Scholarship Application Form

Application Deadline:

Due to portal enhancements, the online scholarship application portal is anticipated to be available November 30, 2015 through March 4, 2016 for the 2016/2017 academic year. **Names, numbers, and amounts of scholarships are subject to change. Please direct any questions to: RCTC Foundation at 507-281-7771, FAX: 507-280-2970 Or e-mail: foundation@rctc.edu.  

Scholarship Process

  • Students must have applied and been accepted for admission to RCTC, PRIOR to submitting a scholarship application.
  • Incoming students must send an official high school transcript to the RCTC Foundation by the March 4, 2016.
  • Transfer students must send an official transcript from their current school.
  • Non-traditional students should provide high school transcript if possible. Lack of any grade history may hinder review of application.
  • Please send any required transcripts or letters of recommendations to:
    • RCTC Foundation Office (Box 56)
      851 30th Avenue Southeast, Rochester, MN 55904-4999
    • Or drop off at RCTC Heintz Center room: HC 109
    • Fax: (507) 280-2970
    • E-mail: foundation@rctc.edu 
    • Materials mailed (or dropped off) should include applicant's name and Student ID, and must meet the deadline.
  • RCTC Foundation Scholarship Committee will review and award scholarships.
  • 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 required to attend Scholarship Award Night on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.
  • Scholarship awards must be used for tuition and books, unless otherwise noted.
  • Incoming and Returning student scholarships must be used at RCTC and cannot be transferred to another institution.
  • Scholarship recipients must complete and return a scholarship policy form by April 26, 2016. These forms will be distributed to recipients upon award notification and must be returned to accept the scholarship. Failure to comply may result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
  • Scholarship awards will be transferred to the RCTC Business Office after the 13th class day of the semester.
  • For most scholarships, it is assumed the student will be full-time, which means carrying a minimum of 12 credits (Some exceptions do apply, however, most scholarships will be pro-rated for part-time status).
  • Application must be complete or it will not be reviewed.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a rather lengthy form with multiple areas that ask for typed answers, including the possibility of essays. SUGGESTION: You may want to read through the questions and formulate, type and save your answers in another document at your leisure, then simply copy-and-paste into this form when you are ready to submit your application.

PLEASE NOTE: There are multiple areas that ask for typed statements, including the possibility of essays.

SUGGESTION: You may want to read through the statement or essay requirement, then formulate, type and save your essay into another document such as Microsoft Word.  Then at your leisure, simply copy-and-paste your essay into this form when you are ready to submit your application. 

For additional tips and frequently asked questions, please use the links below.

Students should submit only one application.  
Scholarship selections do not preclude you from being eligible for all appropriate scholarships.


The application is closed.

The Foundation Scholarships application will be open Nov. 30, 2015 and close Mar. 04, 2016 for the 2016/2017 academic year.


Select the specific scholarship(s) (up to 3) that you feel especially qualified for:
(Scholarships selected are subject to change. Your selections will not preclude you from being eligible for all appropriate scholarships) If you do not see scholarship selections, it is because you did not select a student type, and then click GO!

Specific scholarship #1:

*If an essay is required please type or copy-and-paste here. Essays should be between 500 to 1000 words in length.

Specific scholarship #2:

*If an essay is required please type or copy-and-paste here. Essays should be between 500 to 1000 words in length.

Specific scholarship #3:

*If an essay is required please type or copy-and-paste here. Essays should be between 500 to 1000 words in length.


Applicant Information:

First name (required):
Last name (required):
Middle name:
Female Male
(required for some scholarships)
RCTC Stinger ID (required): (if you have applied and have been accepted, you have a Stinger ID)
Email (required):
Cell phone:
Daytime phone:
Evening phone:
Permanent address street:
Permanent address city:
Permanent address county:
Permanent address state:
Permanent address zip:
Permanent address country:
Current, local address street:
Current, local address city:
Current , local address county:
Current, local address state:
Current, local address zip:
Current, local address country:
High school:
High school graduation year:
High school GPA: (example: 3.21)
Are you currently a PSEO student at RCTC:
(Post Secondary
Enrollment Option)
Yes No
PSEO location:

RCTC Enrollment Info:

Credits already earned:
RCTC GPA: (example: 3.21 Enter 0.0 if you are an incoming student)
Credits currently taking:
Planned award(s):
Future educational plans:
Future career plans:
  Please check all items that pertain to you:
  Played high school softball for at least two years.
  You or parent(s) are a customer of Peoples Cooperative Power Association.
  Single custodial parent.
  Plan to participate in at least one extra-curricular activity (i.e. athletics, student government, theater, music, newspaper) at RCTC.
  International student or have refugee status.
  Qualify for financial aid.
  Non-traditional Student.
  Participated in extra-curricular activities in high school.
  Family tie to Masonic Lodge.
  Immigrant, spouse or child of immigrant, or first generation American citizen.
  Have completed Nursing 1117.
  Pursuing a degree in social science.
  Will enter the field of medicine after graduation.
  Was a Presidential Scholar while attending RCTC.
  Plan to enter the filed of forestry or conservation.
  Plan to enter the field of psychology (or related field), women's studies, or political science.
  Briefly explain why you deserve an RCTC scholarship:
  Do you anticipate qualifying for financial aid?

  Did you receive financial aid this year?:

  If yes to either, please indicate the amount of aid you currently receive and/or anticipate receiving:
  Do you currently have a student loan:

  Will you apply for other grants or scholarships?:

  In High School and/or at RCTC, what extra-curricular activities did you participate in? State the length of time you were involved. Indicate any positions of leadership. Please include the staff advisor and phone number for each activity. (NOTE: Advisors may be called for reference checks.):
  What Honor Societies or Academic Clubs are / were you a member of?:
  List any awards, honors or recognition you have received:
  Please list the activities and organizations that you have been a member of or volunteered for in the community, outside of school. Include the length of time of your service and any positions of leadership you hold/held in these activities; list the activity's advisor, including telephone number. (NOTE: Advisors may be called for reference checks.):
  Work Experience: List the work experience you have had, beginning with your most recent position. (NOTE: Employers may be called for a reference check). Give number of hours worked per week , Dates of employment, Employer Contact Person Phone number:
  Why are you choosing to pursue higher education?:
  Is there anything else you would like the scholarship review committee to consider?:
  This is RCTC's first attempt at the online scholarship process. Please give any comments or suggestions regarding the process:
(required) I have fully completed the application, and it is ready for submission.


By submitting this form you are authorizing review of your
application by the RCTC Foundation Scholarship Committee.

I agree to the above terms

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