RCC Foundation Financial Assistance

RCC Foundation Financial Assistance

Student Support & Scholarships

The RCC Foundation is Here to Help

Each year, the RCC Foundation awards thousands of dollars to RCC students in need. Since its inception, the RCC Foundation has awarded almost $4 million in student awards to new, continuing and transfer students at RCC.

Support is available through:

Scholarship Fund

Recipients are awarded based on various criteria including financial need, demonstrated community service, academic achievement, artistic talent, and even high school attended. Awards are available to local and international students, and new, continuing and transfer students.

New Student Scholarships

In order to be considered for a New Student Scholarship, you must be an admitted student for the fall semester at RCC. Please follow these steps to start the process.

  1. Apply To RCC
    Our online application is fast, easy and free, so apply now if you haven’t already. Plenty of staff are ready to help you and answer questions along the way.
  2. Complete the FAFSA
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is separate from RCC’s scholarship application. Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about the FAFSA process or email [email protected] for assistance. If you would like a virtual appointment to learn more about FAFSA, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Virtual Financial Aid Assistance Appointment.”
  3. Apply for a Scholarship
    Scholarships for new students are now closed.

Please email Susan Lyddon, Executive Director of the RCC Foundation, at [email protected], if you need help.

President’s Student Support Fund

The President’s Student Support Fund (PSSF) provides financial assistance to RCC students so they are able to maintain enrollment and excel academically and personally. The Fund provides support for direct educational costs such as tuition, fees, and textbooks.

The Application process is open throughout the year and students can apply anytime.

Emergency Fund

RCC students who are in need of emergency aid, such as funding for housing or food, can apply for awards of up to $500.  The funds are limited and are available for emergencies once per academic year.

The Application process is open throughout the year and students can apply anytime.