Scholarships offer a good way to help pay for your education. Thousands of scholarships are available each year, and every one of them has its own unique requirements. You must search out scholarships to match your own skills, interests, heritage, and field of study. Also, be sure to keep track of your academic achievements, work experience, and extracurricular activities. Many scholarships are based on your involvement in certain activities and/or your association with particular groups.
Scholarships are monetary gifts presented to students who meet conditions defined by the person or group giving the money. Many organizations, agencies, and businesses - including Rogue Community College - offer scholarships. You can search through books about scholarships, available in Student Services. There are also many online sources of information about available scholarships.
You may apply for scholarships from the Rogue Community College Foundation, the Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC), Office of Student Access and Completion Scholarship Guide and from other organizations and privately funded sources.
For Study Abroad scholarships go to www.studyabroadfunding.org
RCC Foundation Scholarships (Application)
RCC students and prospective students should submit ONE application each January/February to be considered for multiple scholarships during the following Fall through Spring terms.
Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) Scholarships
The Office of Student Access and Completion provides over hundreds of scholarship opportunities worth over $18 million to Oregon residents who complete ONE application each late Fall/early Winter for the following Fall-Spring school year. If you meet the “Early Bird” application deadline, you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of several $500 bonus scholarships. Be sure your application is filled out correctly and submitted as soon as possible!
Year-Round Scholarship Search Tools
The Financial Aid office regularly receives notices of scholarships offered by organizations outside the college. These scholarships will be listed at our own scholarship search site called Scholarship Central, which is updated frequently. RCC is in not responsible for the selection or awarding of these scholarships, but links to them are provided for the benefit of RCC students. For more information on any outside scholarship, visit the donor’s website, if listed, or contact them by phone or mail.
This is a great site for learning about lots of your financial options, including a scholarship search link. Be sure to read The Secret to Winning Scholarships for some helpful tips.
If you change majors, be sure to update your answer to the question about majors. List as many areas of study as appropriate. If you are not awarded a particular scholarship the first time you apply, reapply the following year.
The FastWeb database is updated daily. An electronic mailbox will be created for you on FastWeb's computer when you use this program, and new scholarship possibilities will be automatically sent to this mailbox.
Note: The Attorney General of the state of Oregon and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission have both issued warnings and taken action against companies that "guarantee" scholarships to families using for-a-fee scholarship search services. State and federal authorities remind families that using the word "guarantee" in promotional materials is a questionable activity of scholarship search businesses.