The OAKS Scholarship Event

The OAKS (Overcoming Adversity Keeping Strong) Scholarship Event is an annual fundraising event and scholarship program that pays tribute to students who have overcome tremendous odds to become personally and academically successful. The recipients of an OAKS Scholarship are awarded a $2,500 scholarship to help offset the cost of their tuition at Rochester Community and Technical College.

We hosted our 20th event on January 9 at the Rochester Event Center. It was a wonderful evening of inspiration, hope and celebration. Thank you to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, committee members, board members and those who worked at the event.  We couldn’t do it without all of you!


Watch Our Students’ Stories

If you are looking for someone who personifies perseverance and sacrifice, Peter Ojullu fits the bill. Watch his story and see why we chose him as an OAKS Scholarship recipient.



RCTC Foundation OAKS videos produced by Fagan Studios of Rochester, Minnesota.



Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation
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