Apply for Scholarships

The online scholarship application portal will be open for the 2019/2020 academic year from December 28, 2018 through  February 15, 2019.

Completing a scholarship application can be a challenging task, however, if you are willing to spend the time preparing a scholarship application, writing an essay and collecting one to two letters of recommendation, it should pay off for you.

Things you may need to include in your application:

Academic honors                Civic Engagement
Extracurricular Activities     Statement of Purpose
Community Service             Essay

How to Apply for Scholarships at RCTC:

1. Current Students/Returning Students (Students who are enrolled in RCTC courses.):

  • Go to: https://rctcfoundation.awardspring.com
  • Students will log in with StarID@go.minnstate.edu
  • Students will then be re-directed to their AwardSpring scholarship application dashboard.
  • If you are experiencing log-in issues, please email Tech.Help@rctc.edu with details.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You must use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for browsers.

2. Prospective Students (Students/individuals who have never attended RCTC or current PSEO students.):

  • Go to https://rctcfoundation.awardspring.com/prospective/signin
  • Click on ‘Register’.
  • After creating an account, applicants will then be re-directed to their AwardSpring scholarship application dashboard.
  • Prospective students who have previously registered, and are returning to the portal, will login at the SAME link and with the SAME email and password with which they registered.
  • If you are experiencing log-in issues, please do NOT create multiple accounts. Please contact the RCTC Foundation office for assistance by email at: Foundation@rctc.edu with details.
  • PLEASE NOTE: You must use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for browsers.

3. After completing a general application, our online system will create a list of eligible scholarships. Students should carefully review and apply for each scholarship that they want to be considered for. Reviewers will read and score students’ complete applications and scholarships will be awarded based on these scores. Students should expect to hear from the Foundation in March/April via their RCTC email address if they are receiving any scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year.

4. Once you are finished applying you will receive a confirmation on AwardSpring. Your application isn’t complete until you see this screen:

Please note:
RCTC Foundation Scholarships awarded to incoming and returning students can only be used to cover the cost of attending RCTC. They cannot be transferred to any other two-year or four-year college or university. If a recipient enrolls at a different college or university, they will forfeit any scholarships they have received. This does not apply to graduating/transferring scholarship recipients.

If you’ve completed the application for RCTC Foundation scholarships and want to apply for outside scholarships, here are some resources to check out:

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