All Opportunities

Welcome to the RVC Foundation online scholarship opportunities portal!
The instructions below are for the “Best Chance” application period January 30, 2023 – March 9, 2023

Dates and Deadlines:
• Applications accepted January 30 2023 – March 9 2023
• Preliminary Award Notices emailed on or before April 13 2023
• Offers accepted, thank you letter uploaded, registration complete, and financial aid process finished by April 24 at 11:59 PM
• Final offers emailed May 4, 2023

New to the RVC Foundation Award Portal? Select “Sign Up” and follow the instructions. Use your “s” number as your email address, not your name. NOTE: You will receive a confirmation email to your student email account. You have 6 hours to click the link and confirm. Only then can you sign in to the portal. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder!

Already have an account? Then select “Sign In” and log into your account. If you have forgotten your password, click Trouble signing in? at the bottom, left, and follow the instructions. NOTE: You will receive a confirmation email to your student email account. You have 6 hours to click the link and confirm. Only then can you sign in to the portal. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder!

Begin the General Application. You do not have to complete it all at once. Click “Save and Continue” to close out of your application and return at a later time. Remember to come back! You must click “Finish and Submit” for your application to be counted. All due dates are listed above and on the RVC Foundation Scholarship webpage. Check back often in case something changes!

Engineering and health career applicants, an additional application will be required. Choose Engineering, Health Careers, Nursing, Dental Hygiene, or Respiratory Therapy as your major to activate the application. Answer the questions and upload any required information, then click “Finish and Submit” when you’re done.

After you have completed your General Application, the system will automatically match you to ALL opportunities where you meet at least the basic criteria. You will not see the opportunities that you match to. The system will add you to the qualifying pool for each opportunity matched. Note: Qualifying/Matching does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship. This is where your Personal and Educational Statements come into play. All things being equal (GPA, class status, program), your statements could be the deciding factor. Write from the heart.

Preliminary offers will be emailed to your RVC student email account, assigning you a few post-acceptance tasks. Once you answer a couple of questions and upload your thank you letter to the donor of your award, your tasks are complete. Final award notices will be emailed after all post acceptance tasks are done.

Anytime you have any questions regarding the scholarship award system, please reach out to the RVC Foundation at (815) 921-4500 or RVC-Foundation@rockvalleycollege.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
varies A J Johnson Scholarship
Belvidere District HS Graduate – Awarded to a recent Belvidere,...
varies Albert S. Wrate Memorial Scholarship
Automotive – Awarded to an applicant who is enrolled full-time in the...
Varies Alpha Controls Engineering Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
Varies Alpha Controls Engineering Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
Varies Alpine Bank Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
Varies Alpine Bank Scholarship for Engineering from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
varies AMCORE Scholarship
Accounting, Business or Marketing – Awarded to an applicant that has...
Varies Ann Miller Waddell Memorial Scholarship for Nursing
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who is a continuing student enrolled...
varies Association of Latin American Students Scholarship
Association of Latin American Students Member – Awarded to an applicant...
varies AT&T Foundation Annual STEAM Scholarship
STEAM Technologies – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a degree or...
varies Auburn Class of '65 Legacy Scholarship
Auburn High School Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who will graduate...
varies B.W. "Sandy" Sandberg Memorial Scholarship
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to an applicant enrolled in Aviation...
varies Betty Fernandez Memorial Scholarship
Student Worker – Awarded to an applicant who is an RVC student worker...
varies Blaine Auker Memorial Scholarship
Byron High School Graduate (Education) – Awarded to an applicant who...
varies Bob Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
RVC Athletics – Awarded to a continuing student with 32 or more earned...
varies Boyd and Marilyn Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Belvidere District High School – Awarded to a recent Belvidere high...
varies Brian Robert Peterson Memorial Scholarship
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to an applicant enrolled in Aviation...
Varies Carlson Memorial Engineering Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to a new or continuing student pursuing a degree...
varies Caryl Jean Brown Memorial Scholarship
Mass Communication – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a degree in Mass...
varies Catherine Manzullo Memorial Scholarship
GED Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who is a first time student who...
Varies Ceroni Piping Scholarship for Engineering
Welding, Construction Management or Engineering – Awarded to a student...
Varies Ceroni Piping Scholarship for Engineering from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Welding, Construction Management or Engineering – Awarded to a student...
varies Christopher L. Peppers Memorial Scholarship
Film/Videography – Awarded to an applicant intending to pursue a career...
varies Comcast Annual Scholarship for Skills and Opportunities
Computer Science and STEM Technologies – Preference given to applicants...
varies Dale Gulbrantson Memorial Scholarship
Criminal Justice – Awarded to a student enrolled in the Criminal Justice...
varies Dale Oij Scholarship
RVC Activities – Awarded to a student with a minimum of 12 earned credit...
varies Danny Eytalis Memorial Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a student who has financial need with a...
varies David Madden Memorial Photography Scholarship
Photography or Photo Journalism – Awarded to a new or continuing student...
varies Dee Ann Taylor Memorial Scholarship
Art – Awarded to an applicant interested in art. May be a new or...
varies Dietmar and Tina Goellner Annual Scholarship for TRIO Student Support Services and Opportunities
TRIO Student Support Services – Awarded to a student active in the TRIO...
Varies Dmitriy Baryshnikov Annual Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
varies Donald H. Wrork, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
Financial need – New or continuting student enrolled full or part-time,...
varies Dr. Harold J. Palm Memorial Scholarship
December Graduate – Applicant is to be a December graduate with a 3.0...
Varies E. Clarence Ahlgren Memorial Scholarship
Financial need – Awarded to an applicant who completes the RVC Financial...
varies Edward and Kathryn Way Memorial Scholarship
Pursuing an AA or AS degree – Awarded to an applicant who is a new or...
varies Eloise K. Eshbaugh Scholarship
Education – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a career in Education. May...
Varies Enbridge Energy Scholarship
Welding or Engineering – Awarded to a recipient enrolled full-time or...
Varies Engineering Our Future Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree through...
Varies Engineering Our Future Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree through...
varies Eugene and Ruth Kyle Scholarship
Aviation/Manufacturing Technology – Awarded to a student pursuing a...
Varies Evelyn Abrahamson Memorial Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC...
varies FNBO Annual Respiratory Care Student Scholarship
Respiratory Care – Awarded to a second year student in the A.A.S. degree...
varies Forging Foundation Annual Scholarship
Advanced Technologies – Awarded to an applicant with a 2.5 or higher GPA...
Varies Frank W. Allen Memorial Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is a continuing student...
varies Fred E. Machesney Memorial Scholarship
Aviation Technology – Awarded to a new or returning student enrolled in...
varies Gene Haas Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled in a post-secondary program...
varies George and Lucille Pollnow Scholarship
North Boone HS Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who is a recent...
varies George E. Seidler Scholarship
Journalism – Awarded to an applicant with demonstrated financial need...
varies Golden Futures Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a student in good standing with demonstrated...
varies Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Scholarship
Documented Disability – Awarded to an applicant who has a DSS documented...