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.

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Scholarship Information

The RCTC Foundation is currently seeking nominations for our 2021 OAKS (Overcoming Adversity Keeping Strong) Scholarship program to honor high school seniors and first-year RCTC students who have overcome significant challenges in their lives.

The OAKS is a unique scholarship program that pays tribute to students who have encountered obstacles (such as personal or family hardships, abuse, neglect, medical issues, disabilities, chemical dependency, or language and cultural barriers) and despite these struggles, have become both personally and academically successful. Finalists receive a $2,500 scholarship award for Rochester Community and Technical College. We will also celebrate these students and pay tribute to individuals who have supported these students/nominated them for an award at an event to be held in March 2021.

To be eligible, a student must be:

  1. A high school senior who is on track to graduate in 2021 and has plans to attend RCTC in Fall of 2021.
  2. A student who is currently enrolled at RCTC and is attending as a first-year student and plans to continue at RCTC in Fall 2021.

The deadline to apply is Monday, November 9, 2020.

Application and Nomination Forms

Contact Us:

Rochester Community and Technical College Foundation
Office: 507-281-7771