The 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 who provide scholarships 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.

Apply for a Scholarship

Stay tuned! The online scholarship portal for the 2019-2020 academic year will open on December 28, 2018 and close on February 15, 2019.

Applicant guide for the scholarship portal and process.

Scholarship Awards Ceremony

At the Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony in May, scholarship recipients are recognized for their achievement and donors for their support, during two presentation sessions in the Performance Court of the Regional Sports Center.   Family and friends of award recipients are invited to attend the ceremony and to share this celebration with the RCTC Foundation.

2019 Awards Ceremony Information Coming Soon!

Scholarships Change Lives!

Scholarships are important because they act as an incentive to attract or retain top quality students in our community.  Many of them want the advantage of attending a small college that is 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.

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

If you want to help the RCTC Foundation continue to provide scholarships for students in need, please consider making a donation.

RCTC Foundation Contact Information: 

Deb Ward, Executive Director
Office: (507) 281-7771
Fax: (507) 280-2970

Outside Scholarships

The information below lists scholarships that are awarded by outside organizations not affiliated with the Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation. Students are required to inform the Financial Aid Office of any scholarship awards they may be receiving from their high school, community clubs, organizations, scholarship foundations, or other resources.

There are also other sources for a private scholarship search.