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 200 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.

New Student Scholarships

The New Student Scholarships application is now open.

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

  • Admitted for the Spring 2024 semester or Fall 2024 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 scholarships

Continuing and Transfer Student Scholarships

The Scholarship Application for continuing and transfer students is now closed.

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.

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

  • Currently enrolled in Spring 2024.
  • Planning to enroll in the Fall 2024 semester at RCC or RCC offers scholarships for Fall 2024 transfer students.
  • Have previously completed 12 credits.

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.

Please check back – the PSSF application is currently closed.

Emergency Fund

Please check back – – the College is seeking additional funding for this program.