It’s time to apply for RCC Scholarships!
The application for the 2018-19 academic year is available from October 1, 2017 thru February 16, 2018.
Students only need to complete one online application to be considered for 100 different scholarships at RCC totaling about $400,000.
The scholarships can be combined with federal and state financial aid or used alone to cover the cost of RCC tuition and fees. The average scholarship amount is $1561, which represents approximately 30% of the approximately $4700 cost of tuition and fees at RCC for the 2017-2018 school year.
A committee blind reviews and scores each application and selects recipients for the awards in March 2018. By mid-April 2018, students will be notified of the committee’s decision via their RCC email account. This email account is created automatically when students apply to the college. To get help logging in to this account, students should email email@example.com.
Many, but not all, of the RCC scholarships are need-based. Even if you do not think you will qualify for a need based scholarship, it is still recommended that you complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to help match you with all the scholarships for which you may be eligible. You may complete a FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov, using the RCC School Code 009160, to ensure that we receive your application. It is recommended that students complete the FAFSA before February 16, 2018.
- Tips for applying for a RCC scholarship [PDF]
- Start your online application (the application portal is called Academic Works)
- Continue filling out your online application
Need help filling out an award winning scholarship application?
RCC will be hosting several hands-on workshops, both on campus and at the High Schools.
- FAFSA Fridays! Need help applying for Financial Aid and Scholarships? Every 1st Friday of the month, the RCC Financial office invites you to come in and get help applying.
Scholarships at Rappahannock Community College have been established through the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to recognize outstanding performances and to assist students in pursuing quality higher education. We thank them for their support.
Because we believe that no one should be denied access to higher education due to a critical shortage of funds, the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. continually seeks private support for college scholarship and grant programs. For further information, see your high school counselor or visit the Financial Aid Office at Rappahannock Community College.
Please contact RCC College Advancement Administrative Specialist Sharon Drotleff at 804-333-6707, or toll-free at 1-877-RCC-3679, if you would like to sponsor a scholarship or have any questions.
Types of Scholarships and how they may be Funded:
- Endowments – $25,000 or more funds scholarship in perpetuity through generated income
- Annually-recurring – Scholarship is funded by donor(s) every year.
- One time only – Scholarship is funded by donor(s) for one year.
- Worksheet for Establishing A Scholarship [PDF]
Thank you for considering investing in a student and in your community.