RCTC offers scholarships! Thanks to our generous donors, the RCTC Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to our students to help pay for tuition, textbooks, and class fees. Scholarship applications are accepted three times a year.

RCTC Workforce Development Scholarships are available to those who are in high-demand programs like aviation pilot.

North Star Promise Scholarship Program beginning in the fall 2024.

Aviation Scholarships

Aviation Pathways has been building a scholarship fund specifically for students in southeastern Minnesota. The scholarship can be found and applied for through the Rochester Area Foundation under “Special Focus Scholarships” and “Scholarships Available to Current Undergraduate/Graduate Students.”

The Rochester Airline Association offers scholarships, visit

Civil Air Patrol


MN Aviation Hall of Fame

MN Pilots Association

Wisconsin Aviation

Wisconsin DOT

The following aviation organizations offer scholarships. You must be a member to apply. Most offer student or collegiate membership rates.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Latino Pilots Association (LPA)

National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA)

Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)

Professional Asian Pilots Association (PAPA)

Women in Aviation, International (WAI)