All Opportunities

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Thank You letters are now due July 25, 2024 along with everything else. For those having trouble uploading your letter, keep the file name short and simple. LastNameThankYou.docx will work best. Absolutely no punctuation or special characters of any kind in the file name.

Click “Sign In” to go to the login window. Once there, click “Sign in with your RVC email" and you’ll be taken to your scholarship account. Start an application, submit an application, or work on your Post-Application tasks. It’s all right there at your fingertips.

Dates and Deadlines:

  • Applications accepted February 14 through April 1, 2024
  • Preliminary award notices will be emailed between May 1, 2024 – May 9, 2024.
  • Thank you letters to your donor(s) are requested by June 20, 2024. Your award won’t be posted to your student account until your letter is received and all tasks completed.
  • Financial Aid, Fall Registration and your Thank You Letter must be complete by July 25, 2024. No exceptions will be made.
  • Did you miss the deadline? Re-apply during the Last Chance application period August 14 – September 4, 2024.
  • Final award notices will be emailed when your thank you letter is submitted, financial aid file is complete, and fall registration is done.

How to secure an RVC Foundation Scholarship

  1. Put all deadlines in your calendar so you don’t miss any important dates.
  2. Complete the New FAFSA Form and the financial aid process even if you know you don’t qualify for a Pell Grant. This could open up additional opportunities for a scholarship from us. International students, students under 18 and students who are not eligible to file are an exception as we recognize you are unable to receive federal funding. Everyone else is strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA.
  3. Watch for emails from RVC-Foundation@rockvalleycollege.edu in your student email.
  4. Activate your voice mail on your phone. We will leave you a message if we have any questions or critical information regarding your application.
  5. Work on writing strong Personal, Educational and Financial statements. Please be willing to share your story. Your personal statements are what brings your application to life for our application reviewers.
  6. When you receive your Preliminary Offer, complete your supplemental tasks as soon as possible. In general, your supplemental tasks are: 1) write and upload a thank you letter to your donor; 2) register for fall classes; 3) complete the financial aid process. If a document is to be uploaded, please ensure that you have the right one. You will not receive your Final Offer and release of funds until everything is done.
  7. When writing your thank you letter, which is one of the supplemental tasks, please remember that you are writing to an individual. Please pay attention to the donor’s name so you can address the letter to the person who gifted you this wonderful opportunity. Please include the name of the scholarship you received within the letter.
  8. Remember, RVC Foundation Scholarships are paid directly to the college and cover tuition, books, fees and mandatory supplies. Any funds not spent will be returned to the Foundation to be awarded again next year.

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. We’re here to help!

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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 C. Church Memorial Aviation Annual Scholarship
Aviation Maintenance Technology – Recipient must be pursuing a degree or...
varies George E. Seidler Scholarship
Journalism – Awarded to an applicant with demonstrated financial need...
varies Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois Scholarship
Documented Disability – Awarded to an applicant who has a DSS documented...
varies Greenlee Textron Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
varies Greenlee Textron Scholarship from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
varies Harlan J and Elsie Ingwalson Memorial Scholarship
Engineering or Technology New Student – Awarded to a new student defined...
varies Harold Peterson Police Science Scholarship
Criminal Justice/Police Science – Awarded to an applicant who is ...
varies Hazel M. McColl Nursing Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to a full-time or part-time nursing student with a...
varies Heidi Hutchison Memorial Scholarship
Athletics – Awarded to a female, continuing student with 24 or more...
varies Heins "Second Chance" Scholarship
Career Advancement – Single parent residing in the College’s district;...
varies Hennig Annual Welding Scholarship
Welding – Recipient must be pursuing either the Industrial Welder...
varies Herbert J. Boetcher Memorial Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to an applicant who completes the RVC Financial...
varies Ina M. Cholke and Olga Dean Bullard Scholarship
Health Science – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a career in one...
varies Independent Accountants Association of Illinois Scholarship
Accounting – Awarded to a resident of the college district majoring in...
varies ISRT Chapter VI Brad Raney Memorial Scholarship
Respiratory Therapy – Awarded to a second year, full-time respiratory...
varies Jack Becherer Presidential Scholarship
Developmental Coursework – Awarded to an applicant who is enrolled in at...
varies James & Shirley Waddell/SwedishAmerican Health System Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC...
varies Jeanette E. Nelson Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled...
varies John and Mary Ann Miles Annual Scholarship
Career and Technical Programs – Award to an applicant pursuing a degree...
varies Karen L. Coppoletti Scholarship
Associate’s Degree or Certificate – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a...
varies Kaufman Art Scholarship
Art – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a degree in the field of art or...
varies Kenneth L. Meadows Memorial Scholarship
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to a continuing student who has earned a...
varies Kevin D. Rice Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Criminal Justice/Police Science – Awarded to an applicant who is ...
varies Kevin R. McIntyre Memorial Fire Science Scholarship
Fire Science – Awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled in a...
varies Kurt Boucek Memorial Music Scholarship
Music Education – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an associate...
varies Lambert F. and Helen M. Porod, Catherine V. Hourihan, and Margaret and Mary E. Quinn Families Scholarship
Medical Sciences – Recipient may be a new or returning student, full- or...
varies Leola Arnold Trust Music Scholarship
Music – Awarded to applicants who are a declared music major, taking a...
varies Leonard J. Cartier Memorial Scholarship
Economics – Awarded to a continuing, full-time student who has completed...
varies Leota Benzel Schilling Alumni Nursing Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC...
varies Lieutenant Kelli Ingardona Memorial Scholarship
Fire Science – Awarded to a Rock River Valley resident aged 17-35 with a...
varies Lora G. Anderzon Memorial CNA Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who is registered for the CNA...
varies Lydia Luhman Pederson Scholarship
Belvidere District HS – Applicant may be a new or continuing student...
varies Lynn E. Manning and Aaron D. Manning Memorial Scholarship
General – Awarded to a student in good academic standing. Must earn a...
varies Marilynn Goodin Champion Nursing Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to a student who has been accepted into the ADN...
varies Mary Ann Miles Memorial Annual Scholarship
Career and Technical Programs – Award to an applicant pursuing a degree...
Varies Mary Lundby Memorial Scholarship
Disability – Applicant must have a documented disability on file with...
varies Maysent Family Scholarship
Continuing Student – Awarded to a student with financial need who is at...
varies Metrology Group Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree through...
varies Metrology Group Scholarship for Engineering from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree through...
varies Michael D. Maloney Memorial Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a bachelor degree...
varies Midland States Bank Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
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...
varies Myrla Block Educational Trust Scholarship
Rockford Resident – Awarded to an applicant who lives in the city of...
varies Nancy E. Anderson Scholarship
Career Change -Awarded to an applicant that is a new or continuing...
varies Nathaniel Romero Memorial Annual Scholarship
GED Graduate – Awarded to an applicant who earned a High School...
varies Navy Club of Rockford, Ship #1 Scholarship
Veteran – Awarded to a student who resides in Winnebago County and is a...
varies Norma J. Trojan Annual Scholarship for Respiratory Care
Respiratory Care – Recipient must be planning a career in Respiratory...
varies Northwestern Illinois Contractors Association Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant pursuing an engineering degree at...