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List of Scholarships at RCC

5 RWC Educational Memorial Scholarship
$250 minimum
Open to women residing in Gloucester County who are enrolled full- or part-time in an RCC program. Preference given to single mothers.

Abingdon Woman’s Club Scholarship Endowment
$500 maximum
Open to residents of Gloucester County with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who will attend RCC either full- or part-time.

BayLands Federal Credit Union Business Scholarship
$1,500
Open to Glenns campus attendees with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who are enrolled at least part-time in a Business or Computer Technology degree or certificate program. Must show evidence of need.

Inez Douglas Belden Scholarship
$2,500
Five awards each year for residents of Richmond, Westmoreland, and other Northern Neck counties (in that order). Students may be either entering or returning, but must be full-time, have 2.0 high school GPA and maintain 2.0 RCC GPA.

Anton and Augusta Birkel Foundation Scholarship Endowment for Nursing
$500 maximum
Open to first- or second-year students meeting admission requirements for the ADN program. Student must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5, maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 at RCC, and reside in one of the following counties: Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland. Preference is given to those who demonstrate financial need, leadership, and good citizenship.

R. Tyler Bland Memorial Scholarship
Amount varies
Awarded to a second-year RCC student who has completed 30 credits in a degree program and shows potential leadership abilities. Consideration given to need. Faculty member recommendation required. Preference given to residents of these counties: Essex, King and Queen, King William, and Middlesex.

Norman A. Bowen Memorial Scholarship and Fund for Engineering Excellence
$1,500
Open to a graduating high school senior who will enroll full-time in a certificate or degree program for the study of engineering, welding, machine technology, or nursing. The applicant must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or greater, must demonstrate leadership and good citizenship qualities, and must show financial need. Preference given to Rappahannock High School seniors.

Martin L. and Barbara J. Bowling Scholarship Fund
$1,000 minimum
Two awards (A & B) each academic year, both open to a full-time student enrolled in an associate degree program. Award A recipients must be employed or residing in Lancaster or Northumberland County. Award B recipients must be employed or residing within RCC’s service region. This scholarship is based on need, academic potential, and community service. Preference will be given to first-time students with demonstrated leadership skills.

Callao Women of the Moose Nursing Scholarship
$500
Open to a full-time student enrolled in RCC’s nursing program with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Preference will be given to a resident of one of the following counties: Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland, who has demonstrated leadership and good citizenship qualities.

Arlene Cannon Memorial Scholarship
$500 maximum
Open to a resident of Mathews or Gloucester County, who is enrolled in the Arts and Sciences/Business Management or Business Administration curriculum at the Glenns Campus. Students must show need and that they possess good citizenship qualities. Preferred criteria include:  minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, hearing-impaired or physically-challenged, first-time, full-time, and demonstrated leadership and community involvement.

Career Studies Nurse Aide Certificate Scholarship
$750
Open to a student enrolled in the Career Studies Nurse Aide Certificate program, with preference given to those with demonstrated need and strong academic performance.

Cobbs Hall Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship
$860
Open to a student from Lancaster or Northumber County with good citizenship qualities. The donor requests written acknowledgement from the student of receipt of the award and how the funds will help the recipient reach his/her goals, as a special condition of this award. Preference will be given to those with demonstrated need.

Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship
$1,000 minimum
This is a merit-based scholarship for full-time students attending college for the first time and seeking an associate degree, who have demonstrated academic excellence during high school as well as a commitment to developing leadership skills. The chosen scholars must be committed to graduating from a Virginia community college.

Dorothy Cosby Cooke Scholarship Endowment
$1,000 maximum
Open to residents of RCC’s service region, with preference given to Gloucester County, who demonstrate evidence of need and possess a 2.0 GPA (high school graduate, GED recipient, or continuing college student).

Marjorie Courtney Danner and Alan F. Courtney Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to first-time students enrolled with a minimum of six semester hours. Consideration is given to students demonstrating need, leadership ability, or community involvement as verified by a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, minister or other qualified person. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.5. Preference is given to students residing in these counties: Essex and King and Queen.

Oscar T. Dixon and Florence A. Dixon Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to residents of Northumberland County enrolled in a two-year degree program who have a cumulative high school or college GPA of 2.5.

Fred D. Durham Scholarship and Fund for Engineering Excellence
Amount varies
The primary consideration for awarding this scholarship is academic achievement; secondary consideration may be given to financial need, family circumstances, and community service. Special consideration will be given to students intending to seek further education in engineering or, secondarily, teaching. Preference is given to students from Essex or Richmond County.

William S. Elliott Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to residents of RCC service region who are enrolled full-time in an occupational or technical degree or certificate program, and who are working or planning to begin work upon completion of the program.

The Thomas Peterson and Alvin Jeanette Roane Fary Memorial Scholarship
$1,000
Applicants must have resided in one of the counties in the RCC service region for not less than two years immediately preceding academic year. Need is a consideration. Applicants must possess and maintain a GPA of 3.0 in high school or 2.5 at RCC, and must be full-time students. A letter of recommendation that speaks to leadership, good citizenship, and community involvement is required.

Martha Garner Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Fund
Amounts vary
Awards will support students enrolled in Nurse Aide, LPN, and RN programs, in that order. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, and must demonstrate need, leadership, good citizenship, and community involvement as verified by a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, minister, or other qualified person. Awards may be carried over until completion of academic program at RCC if minimum requirements are met.

Betty Smith Gaskins Scholarship
$2,000
Open to a full- or part-time continuing student from Northumberland County who has completed a minimum of 24 credit hours, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, demonstrated need, community service experience, good citizenship qualities, and involvement with a community church. Preference will be given to a full-time student in a nursing or technical studies program.

Mary Gaskins Memorial Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to applicants with demonstrated financial need and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above. Preference will be given to those who’ve been involved in their community.

The Barbara Gornowich Rappahannock Alliance of Foreign Language Teachers-Hispanic Culture Club Scholarship
$500
Open to a full-time, second-year student who has completed 30 credits in an Associate of Arts & Science degree program. Applicants must have completed foreign language requirements. Applicants must reside within the RCC service region, and must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Secondary consideration given to need.

Louise E. Gray Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to graduates of local high schools, with preference given to graduates of Middle Peninsula (Middlesex or King and Queen County) schools who are registered in a degree or certificate program. Applicants must show potential for academic achievement. Consideration given to need.

Alice Burgess Harrison Nursing Scholarship
$1,000
Open to a returning, full-time Associate Degree of Nursing student with a 2.5 GPA. Preference given to applicants with a letter of recommendation from a first-year RCC Nursing faculty member.

The Miriam W. Haynie Scholarship Endowment
$500 maximum
Open to a resident of Northumberland County with preference given to a first-time student interested in art or creative writing.

The Leslie and Loretta Hinton Educational Fund
Amount varies
Open to students who reside in Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland County; demonstrate need; maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 at RCC; and maintained a minimum high school GPA of 2.0. Preference given to full-time students, but part-time students will be considered.

Historyland Community Workshop Scholarship
Club assigns
Open to Adult Basic Education graduates from Lancaster County who will attend RCC full- or part-time (at least 6 credit hours). Requires a copy of GED scores and two recommendations (one from tutor or ABE teacher).

Dr. Norman Howe Scholarship Fund
$500 maximum
Open to deserving students enrolled at RCC. Funds are to be awarded according to RCC and RCC/EFI guidelines and academic standards.

Dr. Gertrude Kasbekar Scholarship
$1,000 maximum
Open to students entering the second year of the RN program who show evidence of need and who obtain the recommendation of the program coordinator.

Kingston Parish Scholarship
$500
Open to a returning RCC student from Mathews County, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, who has chosen a vocational or professional goal and/or direction.

Sally Bet Walker Lawson Fund
$2,400 maximum
Open to a female Associate Degree in Nursing student who is a resident of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, New Kent, or Middlesex County, enrolled on the Glenns Campus, and who has completed one semester of post-secondary study. Preference will be given to a Mathews County resident with demonstrated financial need and strong academic performance.

Jesse Lynn Luthy Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to Westmoreland County residents who are current high school graduates or first-year students at RCC. Applicants must demonstrate need, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Leslie J. Lyons Memorial Scholarship
$300
Open to a student who has expressed an interest in establishing a small business in the future or otherwise be employed by or involved in the small business community. Preference given to a Middlesex County resident and demonstrated need.

Martin Family Engineering and Science Scholarship
$2,500
Open to students enrolled in a degree program of study at RCC leading to transfer into a four-year institution with the major field of study being engineering, computer science, or other traditional sciences. A minimum 3.0 GPA from high school and at RCC is required. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated need.

Dr. Bruce C. and Emily M. K. Martin Memorial Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who reside in one of these counties: Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland.

Mathews Chapter Continentals Scholarship
$200 for Spring Semester only
Open to recent high school graduates residing in Mathews County. To be used during the spring semester, after earning a 2.5 GPA for the preceding fall semester at RCC.

Grady N. McGhee Award
Amount varies
Open to a rising sophomore at RCC who has in his or her freshman year encountered major obstacles that would have discouraged most people. Applicants should be shown to have remained focused under stress, passing all of their classes at RCC while also surviving personal challenges. A recommendation from a faculty or staff member should accompany the application.

Ed Merrell Engineering Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to a full-time, beginning or current pre-engineering student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher from one of these counties: King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, or New Kent. The recipient must also exhibit good citizenship qualities with preference given to applicants who demonstrate financial need, leadership ability, and community involvement.

James F. Moore Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to residents of Essex County with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who will attend RCC either full- or part-time. Consideration is given to need. Preference will be given to a student with a record of community/public service, or one who is enrolled or plans to enroll in a program of study related to public service.

E. Peyton Motley Sr. Memorial Scholarship
$1,250 maximum
Preference will be given to full-time students from Richmond County, with consideration for residents of all other Northern Neck counties, including Essex County. Preferred area of study is business.

Northern Neck Association of Realtors Scholarship
$2,000
Open to a graduating high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above who is a resident of one of the following counties: Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland.

Northern Neck Character Building Scholarship
Amount varies
Applicant must be a high school senior, graduating from a Northern Neck high school and residing in the college service region, who agrees to sign the pledge (contact Financial Aid Office for details) and make a commitment to strive toward the attributes named in the pledge. Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation that speaks to financial need and character. The scholarship will be used for the applicant’s first year at RCC

Omega Protein Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to deserving students enrolled at RCC. Funds are to be awarded according to RCC and RCC/EFI guidelines and academic standards, including a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.0.

Craig Owens Memorial Scholarship
$2,000
Open to students enrolled in a degree or certificate program studying business or in a business related curriculum. Recipient must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA and maintain 3.0 GPA at RCC. Also must show evidence of financial need.

William F. and Catharine K. Owens Foundation Scholarship Fund
$750 maximum
Open to a Mathews High School graduate showing evidence of need.

Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning Scholarship
$500 maximum
Open to graduating high school seniors enrolled at RCC with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above or continuing RCC students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, with demonstrated need.

RCC Gullwing Scholarship
$500 for Spring Semester only
Open to full-time students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and who are involved in extramural athletics at RCC. Preferred selection criteria include demonstrated leadership ability, good citizenship, and a history of community involvement. Recipients will be nominated by the respective coaches.

RCC Support Staff Association Scholarship
$250
Open to deserving students enrolled at RCC. Funds are to be awarded according to RCC guidelines.

RCC/EFI County Scholarships
$500 maximum
Applicants must either have graduated from high school, with a GPA of at least 2.0; must have earned a GED; or must qualify under the ability to benefit provision. Applicants must reside within the RCC service region, and must attend RCC at least half time (at least 6 credit hours). A letter of recommendation verifying need, leadership ability, and good citizenship is required.

RCC/EFI General Annually Funded Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to qualified RCC students with need. Funds are to be awarded according to RCC and RCC/EFI guidelines and academic standards.

RCC/EFI General Endowed Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to qualified RCC students with need. Funds are to be awarded according to RCC and RCC/EFI guidelines and academic standards.

RCC/EFI Scholarship of Merit (Treakle Foundation)
$1,000
Open to graduating seniors of high schools located within the RCC service region. Students must be planning to attend RCC full-time, and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Letters of recommendation are required from the applicant’s high school principal and high school counselor, and a high school teacher. The scholarship award is based on academic achievement, with consideration given to leadership ability, good citizenship, and need. Recipient must maintain full-time status and a GPA of 2.5 or better during the fall semester to remain eligible for the award during the spring semester of that academic year.

Walter E. and Florence P. Rex Scholarship
$500 maximum
Open to a part-time Business Management student demonstrating need. Preference given to student demonstrating good citizenship and community involvement.

RMC Mechanical Scholarship
$2,000
Open to a resident of one of the following counties: Essex, King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland (preference given to Northumberland County) with financial need.

Mary Rowe Scholarship Fund
$1,000 maximum
Open to a resident of Northumberland County and graduate of Northumberland High School (NHS). Preferred selection criteria include: need, a 3.0 cumulative GPA at NHS, a graduate from NHS the year prior to enrolling at RCC.

Eugene and Lavinia Ruark Endowment
Amount varies
Open to high school graduates enrolled full- or part-time in an RCC degree or certificate program with demonstrated need. Preference given to Middlesex County residents and graduates of a middle peninsula high school.

Charles and Elizabeth Ryland Memorial Scholarship
$2,500 maximum
Open to full-time (12 or more credit hours per semester), continuing RCC students who graduated from a public high school. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated need; residing in the following localities (in order of preference): (a) Richmond or King and Queen counties, (b) the Northern Neck, or (c) RCC’s service region; with a demonstrated interest in History as an area of study.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Scholarship
$500
Open to full-time RCC students in good academic standing who reside in one of these counties: Lancaster, Middlesex, or Northumberland. Consideration is given to need.

Alice Phillips and A. Marvin Self Memorial Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to nursing students who have completed one semester in the RCC RN program. Requires a recommendation from program coordinator.

Serendipity Book Club Scholarship
$500 maximum
Open to students graduating in the top 10 percent of their high school class who enroll in RCC’s Associate of Arts and Sciences curriculum with the long-term goal of a bachelor’s degree in education. Recipient must reside in one of these counties: Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland. Preference given to student with demonstrated need.

David Sisson Memorial Scholarship
$500 maximum
Open to residents of these counties: Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland. Residents of other counties may be considered. Applicants must have graduated from high school with a minimum GPA of 2.0, and may attend RCC full- or part-time. Consideration is given to students with need.

H. Marston Smith Memorial Scholarship
Amount varies, two-year award
Open to residents of RCC service region who are entering RCC as full-time freshmen in the arts and science (transfer) degree program, and plan to complete a baccalaureate degree. When applicants are equally qualified, the determining factor will be need. One letter of recommendation required, speaking to applicant’s need, leadership ability, and good citizenship.

Tappahannock Kiwanis Club Scholarship
$1,000
Open to a resident of Essex, King and Queen, or Richmond County. Funds are to be awarded according to RCC and RCC/EFI guidelines and academic standards.

Tappahannock Rotary Club Scholarship
$750
Open to Essex County residents. If no qualified applicant meets the county of residence criteria, the scholarship committee is allowed to choose a recipient living outside of Essex County.

Tappahannock Rotary Club Vocational Scholarship
$1,000
Open to Essex County residents enrolled in a vocational program of study to include Marine Trades, HVAC, or Industrial Electricity/Electronics. If no qualified applicant meets the county of residence criteria, the scholarship committee is allowed to choose a recipient living outside of Essex County.

Atwood Barrett Tate, Sr. and Della Marie Tate Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Amount varies, two-year award
This two-year scholarship is awarded every other year. Open to students from Essex County and the Northern Neck who will enroll in a full-time two-year program. Applicants must provide evidence of their ability to complete a two-year program. Consideration given to need.

Tidewater Foundation, Inc., Scholarship
$1,000
Open to current RCC students with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Must be enrolled in either the LPN or the RN program at RCC. Preference is given to residents of these counties: Essex, Lancaster, Middlesex, Northumberland, and Richmond.

Tidewater Marine Trades Association Scholarship
$1,200
Open to a student in the Marine Trades career studies certificate program or the Marine Trades ABYC certificate program at RCC, or to a high school student who is dually enrolled in the Marine Trades program. Preference is given to students with demonstrated need, leadership, good citizenship, and community involvement.

Lillian Marie Towles Scholarship
$100
Applicants must be graduates of one of these high schools: Lancaster or Northumberland.

John H. Upton Leadership Scholarship
Amount varies
This scholarship recognizes academic achievement and leadership potential. Open to full-time, degree-seeking transfer students who have completed at least 30 credits of course work at RCC with a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Applicants must show evidence of leadership potential and involvement in community or campus activities and submit letters of recommendations from former teachers and others who can attest to the student’s ability and potential. Upton Scholarship recipient must actively participate as a member of the President’s Planning and Advisory Committee at the college and attend student leadership development activities sponsored by RCC.

George Verlander Foundation Annual Scholarship
$1,000
Open to residents of Lancaster County, with preference given to those from Weems. Recipients are required to have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 and maintain a 2.0 GPA at RCC while attending full- or part-time.

George Verlander Foundation Scholarship Endowment
$2,500 maximum
Open to residents of Lancaster County, with preference given to those from Weems. Recipients are required to have a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 and maintain a 2.0 GPA at RCC while attending full- or part-time.

Ware River Circle of the King’s Daughters Nursing Scholarship
$500
Open to residents of Gloucester County who have enrolled in the RN program at RCC, or who are currently studying in RCC’s LPN program and plan to move on to the RN program.

Warsaw High School Alumni Scholarship
$300
Open to Richmond County residents with a GPA of 2.5. If no qualified applicant meets the county of residence requirement, the scholarship committee is allowed to choose a recipient living outside of Richmond County.

Warsaw-Richmond County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
$500
Open to residents of Richmond County who attend or plan to attend RCC on a full-time basis. Must demonstrate need, good citizenship, and potential for success, and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Waste Management Scholarship
$500
Open to Gloucester County residents who will study full- or part-time in a technical, business technology, or engineering technology program. Applicants must demonstrate leadership ability, good citizenship, and community involvement. Consideration given to need.

West Point Area Centennial Scholarship Fund
Amount varies
Open to students who will attend the Glenns Campus, and whose homes are in the town of West Point or its magisterial district; King William County and/or Weir Creek Magisterial District; New Kent County and/or Buena Vista District; or King and Queen County. Applicants may be former or current students of any public or private school.

Westmoreland Masonic Lodge #212 AF & AM Nursing Scholarship
$500 maximum
Open to residents of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland County, who are enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) curriculum at RCC and have successfully completed two semesters of college credit courses required for ADN. Recipients must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5; may attend full- or part-time. Preferred criteria:  need.

Westmoreland Masonic Lodge #212 AF & AM Transfer Degree Program Scholarship
$500 maximum
Open to residents of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, or Westmoreland County, who are enrolled in the Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree Program at RCC and have successfully completed two semesters of college credit courses. Recipients must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5; may attend full- or part-time. Preferred criteria:  need.

The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County Scholarship
$800
Open to a graduating senior of Northumberland High School who has been accepted by RCC as a full-time student in a degree program. Proven need for financial assistance, good citizenship qualities, and a GPA of 2.5 or better are required.

The Woman’s Club of Northumberland County Scholarship Endowment
$1,500 maximum
Open to a mature woman, thirty years of age or older, with a high school diploma or GED, who meets RCC’s admission requirements or is already a student in good standing. Applicants must reside in one of these counties: Northumberland, Lancaster, Richmond or Westmoreland. Preference is given to Northumberland County residents. Applicants should be resuming their education after an interruption for family or financial reasons, and must show evidence of need and good citizenship qualities. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time students in a degree program.

Christopher L. Wyatt Memorial Scholarship
Amount varies
Open to an adult learner over 30 years of age, residing in King and Queen County or West Point, who is working toward any certificate or degree. Preference is given to students planning to pursue a career in surveying, or to an individual already working in this field.

Charles S. Ylonen Memorial Rotary Scholarship in Nursing
$5,000
This award is designed to cover all program expenses for a student in the ADN program. Student must reside in or have strong ties to Middlesex County, and must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Student may be in first or second year of the program. Preference will be given to a full-time student demonstrating financial need and good citizenship.

 

 


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