All Opportunities

Welcome to the RVC Foundation online scholarship opportunities portal!
The instructions below are for the “Last Chance” mini-application period September 8 – 15, 2021

Before you start:
1. DO NOT USE Internet Explorer. Switch to any of the newer browsers, such as: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.
2. You must be registered for fall 2021 classes. Any awards you receive will be based on your registered credits.
3. Your financial aid file must be complete. That means:
FAFSA has been filed
– Form 1 is complete and
– You have no outstanding documents owed to financial aid. (Check your Online Services account and the folder “financial aid missing documents”.)
4. NOTE: All scholarship communication will be through your Rock Valley College student email.

Dates and Deadlines:
• Applications accepted September 8 – 15, 2021
• Preliminary Award Notices emailed September 21
• Thank you letter uploaded by September 30
• Final Award Notices emailed October 5

Don’t have a scholarship account? Then “Sign Up”
Select “Sign Up” above, 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 scholarship portal. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder!

Already have a scholarship account? Then “Sign In”
Select “Sign In” above and answer the first question on the application. It has been added for this application cycle only. Go through the rest of your application and update where necessary, now that the school year has actually started. Once you’re done, click* “Finish and Submit”*. You can return to your application at any time before the deadline to make changes.

After you have completed your General Application:
1. The system will automatically match you to ALL opportunities where you meet at least the basic criteria.
2. You will not see the scholarships that you match to.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship:
• You will receive a preliminary offer sent to your RVC student email on September 21. “Accept” or “Decline” as instructed.
You must upload your thank you letter by September 30 to change a preliminary offer into an award.
If you miss the September 30 deadline, you will not receive the scholarship. No reminders will be sent, so mark your calendar!

Below is a comprehensive list of all active RVC Foundation opportunities, with brief information about the selection criteria. All opportunity criteria are auto-matched to your General Application, and the system adds you to the qualifying pool for each opportunity matched. Note: Qualifying/Matching does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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 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 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 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 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 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 Boyd and Marilyn Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Belvidere District High School – Awarded to a recent Belvidere high school graduate with a minimum 2.4 GPA. Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit...
Belvidere District High School – Awarded to a recent Belvidere high...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Boyd and Marilyn Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Belvidere District High School – Awarded to a recent Belvidere high school graduate with a minimum 2.4 GPA. Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit...
Belvidere District High School – Awarded to a recent Belvidere high...
  • 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 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 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 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 Enbridge Energy Scholarship
Welding or Engineering – Awarded to a recipient enrolled full-time or part-time in welding or engineering with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipient must...
Welding or Engineering – Awarded to a recipient enrolled full-time or...
  • 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. This award...
Welding or Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled full-time or...
  • 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. This award...
Welding or Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled full-time or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Gene Haas Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled in a post-secondary program that teaches CNC Machine Technology or engineering programs that...
Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled in a post-secondary program...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Gene Haas Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled in a post-secondary program that teaches CNC Machine Technology or engineering programs that...
Engineering – Awarded to a student enrolled in a post-secondary program...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Golden Futures Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a student in good standing with demonstrated financial need. Applicant must demonstrate financial need by completing...
Financial Need – Awarded to a student in good standing with demonstrated...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Golden Futures Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a student in good standing with demonstrated financial need. Applicant must demonstrate financial need by completing...
Financial Need – Awarded to a student in good standing with demonstrated...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Happy Amy Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a continuing student with a minimum of 7 earned credit hours and financial need. May be full-time or part-time. ...
Financial Need – Awarded to a continuing student with a minimum of 7...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Happy Amy Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a continuing student with a minimum of 7 earned credit hours and financial need. May be full-time or part-time. ...
Financial Need – Awarded to a continuing student with a minimum of 7...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Heins "Second Chance" Scholarship
Career Advancement – Single parent residing in the College’s district; earned a High School diploma or GED only, wishing to advance in the...
Career Advancement – Single parent residing in the College’s district;...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Heins "Second Chance" Scholarship
Career Advancement – Single parent residing in the College’s district; earned a High School diploma or GED only, wishing to advance in the...
Career Advancement – Single parent residing in the College’s district;...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Ina M. Cholke and Olga Dean Bullard Scholarship
Health Science – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a career in one of the health sciences. Must be a Winnebago County resident in good...
Health Science – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a career in one...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Ina M. Cholke and Olga Dean Bullard Scholarship
Health Science – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a career in one of the health sciences. Must be a Winnebago County resident in good...
Health Science – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a career in one...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies ISRT Chapter VI Brad Raney Memorial Scholarship
Respiratory Therapy – Awarded to a second year, full-time respiratory therapy student who is active in the Illinois Society for Respiratory Care...
Respiratory Therapy – Awarded to a second year, full-time respiratory...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies ISRT Chapter VI Brad Raney Memorial Scholarship
Respiratory Therapy – Awarded to a second year, full-time respiratory therapy student who is active in the Illinois Society for Respiratory Care...
Respiratory Therapy – Awarded to a second year, full-time respiratory...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Jeanette E. Nelson Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled full-time or part-time and has a earned a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Must remain...
Financial Need – Awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Jeanette E. Nelson Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled full-time or part-time and has a earned a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Must remain...
Financial Need – Awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Kurt Boucek Memorial Music Scholarship
Music Education – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an associate degree in either music or education, with plans to combine the two at the...
Music Education – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an associate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Kurt Boucek Memorial Music Scholarship
Music Education – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an associate degree in either music or education, with plans to combine the two at the...
Music Education – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an associate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Leola Arnold Trust Music Scholarship
Music – Awarded to applicants who are a declared music major, taking a music class, involved in one of the music groups on campus, or taking...
Music – Awarded to applicants who are a declared music major, taking a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Leola Arnold Trust Music Scholarship
Music – Awarded to applicants who are a declared music major, taking a music class, involved in one of the music groups on campus, or taking...
Music – Awarded to applicants who are a declared music major, taking a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Lydia Luhman Pederson Scholarship
Belvidere District HS – Applicant may be a new or continuing student who is a graduate of the Belvidere High School District. Preference is given...
Belvidere District HS – Applicant may be a new or continuing student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Lydia Luhman Pederson Scholarship
Belvidere District HS – Applicant may be a new or continuing student who is a graduate of the Belvidere High School District. Preference is given...
Belvidere District HS – Applicant may be a new or continuing student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies March of Hope Scholarship
Mental Health – Awarded to a recipient pursuing a career in 1) hospice care; 2) palliative care; 3) crisis counseling; 4) PTSD; or 5) mental...
Mental Health – Awarded to a recipient pursuing a career in 1) hospice...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Michael D. Maloney Annual Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from RVC and the partner institution on the RVC...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a bachelor degree...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Michael D. Maloney Annual Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from RVC and the partner institution on the RVC...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a bachelor degree...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Michelle Hawkins Math Memorial Scholarship
Art – Awarded to a continuing student interested in art with a minimum 2.7 GPA.
Art – Awarded to a continuing student interested in art with a minimum...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Michelle Hawkins Math Memorial Scholarship
Art – Awarded to a continuing student interested in art with a minimum 2.7 GPA.
Art – Awarded to a continuing student interested in art with a minimum...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Midland States Bank 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 Midland States Bank 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 Midland States Bank 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 Midland States Bank 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 Myrla Block Educational Trust Scholarship
Rockford Resident – Awarded to an applicant who lives in the city of Rockford and has a minimum 3.25 GPA. Applicant must have completed 32 credit...
Rockford Resident – Awarded to an applicant who lives in the city of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Myrla Block Educational Trust Scholarship
Rockford Resident – Awarded to an applicant who lives in the city of Rockford and has a minimum 3.25 GPA. Applicant must have completed 32 credit...
Rockford Resident – Awarded to an applicant who lives in the city of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Parker Hannifin Annual Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to a student who is pursuing an Associate of Engineering Science or Associate of Science degree with the intent to pursue a...
Engineering – Awarded to a student who is pursuing an Associate of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Patricia Turrentine Memorial Scholarship in Education
Education – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a career in Education. Must be a continuing student who has 32 completed credit hours with a...
Education – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a career in Education. ...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Patricia Turrentine Memorial Scholarship in Education
Education – Awarded to an applicant who is a single parent and pursuing a career in Education, preferably receiving a degree from RVC before...
Education – Awarded to an applicant who is a single parent and pursuing...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Ringland-Johnson Construction Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in engineering from RVC or the partner institution on the RVC campus. May be a new...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies