Our Opportunities

Welcome to the RVC Foundation online scholarship opportunities portal!
To create your application log in, click the yellow button above, right. REMEMBER! All RVC student ID numbers start with a lower case “s”. All correspondence about your scholarship application and any awards you may receive will be done through your student email.

Below is a comprehensive list of all RVC Foundation scholarships available to applicants, with brief information about the scholarship selection criteria. You are not required to select individual scholarships for which you would like to receive consideration, as the auto-match feature of the application will automatically match you with the scholarships for which you meet the minimum eligibility criteria. To apply to scholarships, you must first sign in with your Rock Valley College student ID and password. Click the Sign In button above right. NOTE: Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11) is not fully compatible with the Rock Valley College Foundation scholarship application portal, and many features of the site will not work using IE. For optimal compatibility, sign in using any of the newer browsers, such as: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.

Before you start, make sure you have completed the enrollment process at Rock Valley College. Only then will you receive a student ID number. All applicants must have one, including 3rd and 4th year NIU students in the NIU@RVC Engineering Program.

What to Expect:
• You will be presented with the general application after logging in. The general application opens February 4th and closes March 20th for Engineering applicants and April 10th for all other programs.
• After you have completed your General Application, the system will automatically match you to ALL scholarships you are eligible for based on the information you provided in your application and your academic record.
• You may also be recommended to apply for certain additional scholarships. Please review the scholarship selection criteria to determine your eligibility. Apply only to those you are qualified for.
• After completing each of these steps, you can see your application status on your dashboard. If your status is not listed as “submitted”, you have not fully completed your application.
• If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will receive an email notification to your student email address. Note: Qualifying/Matching does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.

The date under the Actions column indicates the date by which your General Application and the answers to any additional questions must be submitted to receive consideration. This is not the deadline to accept the award.

Additional scholarship opportunities may become available after the General Scholarship Application has been completed. It is your responsibility to log in to the RVC Foundation’s online scholarship opportunities portal frequently for additional scholarships that may become available.

About next year – your completed general application will be archived and removed from the system each year. You must complete a new general application starting the first Monday in February of each year.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Association of Latin American Students Annual Scholarship
Association of Latin American Students Member – Awarded to an applicant who is an active member in the Association of Latin American Students...
Association of Latin American Students Member – Awarded to an applicant...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Goodwill Scholarship
Documented Disability – Awarded to an applicant who has a DSS documented disability. May be a new or continuing student in good academic standing...
Documented Disability – Awarded to an applicant who has a DSS documented...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rockford Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) Scholarship
Building Construction – Awarded to an applicant enrolled in Building Construction Management, Sustainable Building Science, or pursuing an...
Building Construction – Awarded to an applicant enrolled in Building...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A J Johnson Scholarship
Belvidere District HS Graduate – Awarded to a recent Belvidere, Belvidere North or Endeavor high school graduate with a minimum 2.4 GPA. Must be...
Belvidere District HS Graduate – Awarded to a recent Belvidere,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Albert S. Wrate Memorial Scholarship
Automotive – Awarded to an applicant who is enrolled full-time in the second year of the Automotive Program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5....
Automotive – Awarded to an applicant who is enrolled full-time in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Alpha Controls Engineering Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in engineering from RVC or the partner institution on the RVC campus. Must maintain...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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 engineering from RVC or the partner institution on the RVC campus. Must maintain...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Alpine Bank Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awawrded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in engineering from RVC or the partner institution on the RVC campus. Must maintain...
Engineering – Awawrded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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 engineering from RVC or the partner institution on the RVC campus. Must maintain...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies AMCORE Scholarship
Accounting, Business or Marketing – Awarded to an applicant that has completed 32 credit hours at RVC and is pursuing a degree in accounting,...
Accounting, Business or Marketing – Awarded to an applicant that has...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Ann Miller Waddell Memorial Scholarship for Nursing
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who is a continuing student enrolled full-time in the RVC Nursing program and has a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who is a continuing student enrolled...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Association of Latin American Students Scholarship
Association of Latin American Students Member – Awarded to an applicant who is an active member in the Association of Latin American Students...
Association of Latin American Students Member – Awarded to an applicant...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Auburn Class of '65 Legacy Scholarship
Auburn High School Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who will graduate from Auburn High School in the spring and has a stated career path. Must...
Auburn High School Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who will graduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies B.W. "Sandy" Sandberg Memorial Scholarship
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to an applicant enrolled in Aviation Maintenance. May be a new or continuing student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. ...
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to an applicant enrolled in Aviation...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Betty and Art Sadtler Memorial Scholarship
English – Awarded to an applicant who has a minimum 2.5 GPS. May be a new or continuing student. Preference is given to a student studying English.
English – Awarded to an applicant who has a minimum 2.5 GPS. May be a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Betty Fernandez Memorial Scholarship
Student Worker – Awarded to an applicant who is an RVC student worker pursuing a degree in any discipline. Must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in the fall...
Student Worker – Awarded to an applicant who is an RVC student worker...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Blaine Auker Memorial Scholarship
Byron High School Graduate (Education) – Awarded to an applicant who will graduate from Byron Hiigh School in the spring and plans to major in...
Byron High School Graduate (Education) – Awarded to an applicant who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Bob Hawkins Memorial Scholarship
RVC Athletics – Awarded to a continuing student with 32 or more earned credit hours and a minimum 2.7 GPA. Must have significan involvement in...
RVC Athletics – Awarded to a continuing student with 32 or more earned...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Boyd and Marilyn Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Belvidere High School Graduate – Awarded to a recent Belvidere high school graduate with a minimum 2.4 GPA. Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit...
Belvidere High School Graduate – Awarded to a recent Belvidere high...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Brian Robert Peterson Memorial Scholarship
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to an applicant enrolled in Aviation Maintenace who has completed 32 or more credit hous with a minimun 3.0 GPA. ...
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to an applicant enrolled in Aviation...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Carlson Memorial Engineering Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to a new or continuing student pursuing a degree in engineering.
Engineering – Awarded to a new or continuing student pursuing a degree...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Caryl Jean Brown Memorial Scholarship
Mass Communication – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis on speech communication. Applicant must have...
Mass Communication – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a degree in Mass...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Catherine Manzullo Memorial Scholarship
GED Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who is a first time student who earned a GED. May be enrolled in developmental classes.
GED Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who is a first time student who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Ceroni Piping Scholarship for Engineering
Welding, Construction Management or Engineering – Awarded to a student pursuing a certificate or degree in welding, construction management or...
Welding, Construction Management or Engineering – Awarded to a student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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 pursuing a certificate or degree in welding, construction management or...
Welding, Construction Management or Engineering – Awarded to a student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Chase Shott Memorial Scholarship
Massage Therapy – Pursuing a certificate in Massage Therapy at RVC. Must submit an essay stating why they chose Massage Therapy and the impact this...
Massage Therapy – Pursuing a certificate in Massage Therapy at RVC. Must...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Christopher L. Peppers Memorial Scholarship
Film/Videography – Awarded to an applicant intending to pursue a career in film or videography. Must be a returning student who has earned a...
Film/Videography – Awarded to an applicant intending to pursue a career...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dale Gulbrantson Memorial Scholarship
Criminal Justice – Awarded to a student enrolled in the Criminal Justice Program with financial need. May be a new or continuing student enrolled...
Criminal Justice – Awarded to a student enrolled in the Criminal Justice...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dale Oij Scholarship
RVC Activities – Awarded to a student with a minimum of 12 earned credit hours and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Needs to be enrolled in a 12 or more credit...
RVC Activities – Awarded to a student with a minimum of 12 earned credit...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Danny Eytalis Memorial Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a student who has financial need with a minimum 2.0 GPA. May be a new or continuing student. Completing the Financial...
Financial Need – Awarded to a student who has financial need with a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies David Madden Memorial Photography Scholarship
Photography or PhotoJournalism – Awarded to a new or continuing studentinterested in photography or photojournalisam as a career or hobby. Must be...
Photography or PhotoJournalism – Awarded to a new or continuing...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dee Ann Taylor Memorial Scholarship
Art – Awarded to an applicant interested in art. May be a new or continuing student enrolled either full-time or part-time.
Art – Awarded to an applicant interested in art. May be a new or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dmitriy Baryshnikov Annual Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in engineering from RVC or the partner institution on the RVC campus. Must maintain...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dominick Cashatt Memorial Scholarship
Rockford High School Graduate – Awarded to a new student who graduated from one of the Rockford Public High Schools.
Rockford High School Graduate – Awarded to a new student who graduated...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Donald H. Wrork, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
Financial need – New or continuting student enrolled full or part-time, regarless of their academic achievement or perceived academic potential....
Financial need – New or continuting student enrolled full or part-time,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies E. Clarence Ahlgren Memorial Scholarship
Financial need – Awarded to an applicant who completes the RVC Financial Aid process. Preference given to December graduates with a 3.0 or higher...
Financial need – Awarded to an applicant who completes the RVC Financial...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Edward and Kathryn Way Memorial Scholarship
Pursuing an AA or AS degree – Awarded to an applicant who is a new or returning student enrolled either full-time or part-time, and pursuing an AA...
Pursuing an AA or AS degree – Awarded to an applicant who is a new or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Eloise K. Eshbaugh Scholarship
Education – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a career in Education. May be a new or continuing student enrolled full-time with a minium 2.5 GPA . ...
Education – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a career in Education. May...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Enbridge Energy Scholarship
Welding or Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled full-time or part-time in welding or engineering and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must...
Welding or Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled full-time or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Engineering Our Future Annual Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who pursuing a degree through the NIU@RVC Engineering program, enrolled full or part time, and has earned a...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who pursuing a degree through the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Engineering Our Future Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree through the NIU@RVC Engineering program. May be a new or returning student,...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree through...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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 the NIU@RVC Engineering program. May be a new or returning student,...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree through...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Eugene and Ruth Kyle Scholarship
Aviation/Manufacturing Technology – Awarded to a student pursuing a degree or certificate in manufacturing technology or aviation maintenance. May...
Aviation/Manufacturing Technology – Awarded to a student pursuing a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Evelyn Abrahamson Memorial Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC Nursing program. Must be a continuing student with a minimum of 12 completed...
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Frank W. Allen Memorial Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is a continuing student studying electrical engineering or electronic engineering technology. Must have a...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is a continuing student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Fred E. Machesney Memorial Scholarship
Aviation Technology – Awarded to a new or returning student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in Aviation Technology, Mechanical...
Aviation Technology – Awarded to a new or returning student enrolled in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Gene Haas Scholarship
CNC Technology – Awarded to a student enrolled in a post-secondary program that teaches CNC Machine Technology or engineering programs that...
CNC Technology – Awarded to a student enrolled in a post-secondary...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies George and Lucille Pollnow Scholarship
North Boone HS Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who is a recent graduate of North Boone High School with demonstrated academic ability enrolled...
North Boone HS Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who is a recent...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies George E. Seidler Scholarship
Journalism – Awarded to an applicant with demonstrated financial need who displays academic ability (minimum 3.0 GPS). May be a new or continuing...
Journalism – Awarded to an applicant with demonstrated financial need...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Golden Futures Award
By Invitation Only – Awarded to students who are nominated for their outstanding support of Rock Valley College through additional volunteer...
By Invitation Only – Awarded to students who are nominated for their...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies