The application for the 2018-19 academic year is closed. Please check back October 1, 2018 to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The RCC Educational Foundation would like to thank our donors, everyone who has submitted a 2018-2019 RCC Scholarship Application and those who have taken the time to serve as references and committee members.
We encourage scholarship students to enroll in classes for Fall 2018 by July 10th! It is also important that you continue to meet any conditional criteria and to login in to Academic Works to review the policy conditions of your award(s) to ensure that you still meet the criteria, such as GPA and/or how many credit hours you should be enrolled in.
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 to attend RCC as a full-time student for an academic school year. We are excited to have been able to award over 100 different scholarships, totaling over $400,000 to assist RCC Students.
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 ASAP.
Need help filling out FAFSA?
RCC will be hosting several hands-on workshops, both on campus and at the High Schools.
- FAFSA Fridays! 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.