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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

The RCC Foundation annually offers over 100 scholarships to new, continuing and transferring students. Recipients are awarded based on various criteria including financial need, demonstrated community service, academic achievement, artistic talent, and even high school attended.

As of May 9, 2022, the Scholarship Application is open. Apply today!

New for 2022: Most scholarships no longer require a faculty or third-party letter of recommendation. The application is easy to complete and only requires a simple personal essay.

Continuing and Transfer Student Scholarships

In order to be considered for a Continuing or Transfer Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in Spring 2022 and have earned 12 or more credits through the Fall 2021 semester.
  • Planning to enroll in the Fall 2022 semester at RCC or planning to transfer to another college in Fall 2022

Scholarship applications for continuing and transfer students close at 11:59 pm on May 22, 2022.

New Student Scholarships

In order to be considered for a New Student Scholarship, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in Spring 2022 and have earned less than 12 credits through the Fall 2021 semester and plan to attend RCC in the Fall 2022 semester, or
  • Admitted for the Fall 2022 semester at RCC. Please follow these steps, if you have not already done so, to start the admissions process.
    1. Apply To RCC
    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.
    3. Apply for a Scholarship

New Student Scholarships will close at 11:59 pm on July 1, 2022.

Need Help with the Scholarship Application?
Please email [email protected] or call the Financial Aid Office at 845-574-4282.


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.