2023/2024 Scholarship Application Opens October 1

Rappahannock Community College Scholarship Application Now Open

The Rappahannock Community College (RCC) scholarship application for the 2023/2024 academic year is open from October 1 through February 18, 2023. Any student planning to enroll at RCC for the 2023/2024 academic year is encouraged to apply. Applicants simply complete one on-line application form to be considered for over 100 different scholarship awards.

RCC scholarships can be combined with federal and state financial aid or used alone to cover the cost of RCC tuition and fees. Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is highly recommended in order to help match students with funding. Award criteria ranges from county of residence to program of study; number of credit hours and academic merit; community service and more.

The average scholarship amount is $1,561, which represents approximately 30% of full-time tuition and fees and even more if a student attends part-time. “Our goal is to make higher education at RCC affordable and accessible to everyone by assisting as many people as possible,” says Sarah Pope, Executive Director of the RCC Educational Foundation, Inc. (EFI), and VP of College Advancement. “The Educational Foundation is grateful to have generous scholarship donors who realize the value of education and helping others access an affordable education.”

RCC’s donor-funded scholarships provide students with the financial freedom to succeed in college, finish their degrees, and start their careers or transfer to four-year institutions. In the graduating Class of 2022, 190 of the students who walked across the finish were scholarship recipients. The generosity of donors directly contributes to RCC students’ ability to realize a better life for themselves and their families through the gift of higher education.

For more information and to access the online application, visit www.rappahannock.edu/scholarships  or call Beth Robins, Scholarship Specialist at 804-333-6708.

If you are interested in learning how to establish a scholarship, contact Sarah Pope at 804-333-6705.