RCTC is an exceptional value, but even affordable schools can be out of reach for some students. Scholarships help to ease the financial burden for most students and do not need to be repaid.

RCTC Foundation provides scholarship awards each year to incoming, returning and graduating/transferring RCTC students. Scholarship awards range in value from $200 to $5,000 and are available for full-time and part-time students. Application sessions are currently being held three times a year.

  • General Scholarships: Online application portal is open January – February for awards to be granted for the upcoming fall semester. Over 140 scholarships offered in almost every major. All eligible incoming, returning and graduating/transferring students can apply.
    Amount: 250+ awards ranging from $200 to $5,000
  • OAKS Scholarship: For incoming and returning RCTC students who have overcome tremendous odds to become successful both personally and academically.
    Amount: 4 awards at $2,500 each and 4 at $750 each
  • Workforce Development Scholarships: Offered to students majoring in jobs deemed critical to the state’s economy. Applicants must be a graduate of a Minnesota high school and current Minnesota resident. RCTC students who were awarded a scholarship before are also eligible to apply again if they have completed two academic terms with a minimum of nine (9) credits each and have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
    Amount: 85 awards at $2,500 each ($1,250 for those majoring in one year programs)



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