Rochester Community and Technical College is now accepting applications for the Legacy Scholars program. This new initiative provides intensive supports for up to 25 RCTC and Winona State University-Rochester students of color ages 18-24 who may not have always had a positive support system and who are enrolled in at least 6 credits.
The Legacy Scholars program provides emotional support (healing circles and one-on-one mentoring); educational support (assistance with tuition, books, materials, application process, FAFSA, financial aid and budgeting); assistance with basic needs (food, shelter, clothing, gas, assistance obtaining medical and dental insurance); goal setting (assistance developing academic and career plans); and a positive support system.
Because Project Legacy employs staff of color with similar life experiences, program participants often place their trust in those staff members to help navigate life’s journey. This approach allows Project Legacy to closely mentor and guide students through their education and career path by removing barriers and providing support, which improves retention, increases graduation rates, and eliminates opportunity and student success gaps that currently deter many students of color from attending and/or completing a college education.
Applications are available here or can be picked up in RCTC’s Welcome and One Stop Center. Welcome Center office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Completed applications can be submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at RCTC’s Welcome and One Stop Center or on the third floor College Center in CC301.