All 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 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Golden Futures Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to a student in good standing with demonstrated financial need. Completing the Financial Aid process is mandatory.
Financial Need – Awarded to a student in good standing with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois 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 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 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Harold Peterson Police Science Scholarship
Criminal Justice/Police Science – Awarded to an applicant who is majoring in Criminal Justice or Police Science. Must have completed 6 or more...
Criminal Justice/Police Science – Awarded to an applicant who is ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Hazel M. McColl Nursing Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to a full-time or part-time nursing student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to those accepted into the RVC Associate...
Nursing – Awarded to a full-time or part-time nursing student with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Heidi Hutchison Memorial Scholarship
Athletics – Awarded to a female, continuing student with 24 or more earned credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA who has financial need. Any major...
Athletics – Awarded to a female, continuing student with 24 or more...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Herbert J. Boetcher Memorial Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to an applicant who completes the RVC Financial Aid process. Preference given to December graduates with a 3.25 or higher...
Financial Need – Awarded to an applicant who completes the RVC Financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Holly Sylvester Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
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 Holly Sylvester Scholarship for Students with Disabilities from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
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 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jack Becherer Presidential Scholarship
Developmental Coursework – Awarded to an applicant who is enrolled in at least one 3-credit college-level (100 or above) course. Must have taken,...
Developmental Coursework – Awarded to an applicant who is enrolled in at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies James & Shirley Waddell/SwedishAmerican Health System Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC Nursing program. Full or part time, continuing student with a cumulative GPA...
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Karen L. Coppoletti Scholarship
Associate’s Degree or Certificate – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a certificate or associate’s degree. The student may be a new or returning...
Associate’s Degree or Certificate – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kaufman Art Scholarship
Art – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a degree in the field of art or art history. May be a new or continuing student enrolled either full-time...
Art – Awarded to an applicant pursuing a degree in the field of art or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kenneth L. Meadows Memorial Scholarship
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to a continuing student who has earned a minimun of 30 credit hours in the Aviation Maintenance Program and earned a...
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to a continuing student who has earned a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kevin D. Rice Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Criminal Justice/Police Science – Awarded to an applicant who is majoring in Criminal Justice or Police Science. May be a new or continuing...
Criminal Justice/Police Science – Awarded to an applicant who is ...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kurt Boucek Memorial Music Scholarship
Music Education – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an associate degreee 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Leonard J. Cartier Memorial Scholarship
Economics – Awarded to a continuing, full-time student who has completed a 3 credit hour economics class and is enrolled in a second economics...
Economics – Awarded to a continuing, full-time student who has completed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Leota Benzel Schilling Alumni Nursing Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC Nursing Program. Applicant must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or higher, and must...
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who has been accepted into the RVC...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Leota Benzel Schilling Annual Nursing Alumni Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who is a new or returning student that has been accepted into the ADN program. Must be registered for a minimum...
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who is a new or returning student that...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lieutenant Kelli Ingardona Memorial Scholarship
Fire Science – Awarded to a Rock River Valley resident aged 17-35 with a minimum 3.0 GPA. May be a new or continuing student. May be full-time or...
Fire Science – Awarded to a Rock River Valley resident aged 17-35 with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lydia Luhman Pederson Scholarship
Belvidere HS District – Applicant may be a new or continuing student who is a graduate of the Belvidere High Schoold District. Preference is given...
Belvidere HS District – Applicant may be a new or continuing student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lynn E. Manning and Aaron D. Manning Memorial Scholarship
General – Awarded to a student in good academic standing. Must earn a minimum 2.5 GPA in the fall semester to receive the spring award.
General – Awarded to a student in good academic standing. Must earn a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Major (Ret.) Fran Towson Memorial Scholarship
Veteran – Awarded to an applicant who is a Veteran or the son/daughter of a Veteran. May be a new or continuing student enrolled in a least 6...
Veteran – Awarded to an applicant who is a Veteran or the son/daughter...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Marilynn Goodin Champion Nursing Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to a student who has been accepted into the ADN program. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and have financial need. Completing the...
Nursing – Awarded to a student who has been accepted into the ADN...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Maysent Family Scholarship
Continuing Student – Awarded to a student with financial need who is at least 25 years of age. Must be enrolled in a least 12 credit hours, have a...
Continuing Student – Awarded to a student with financial need who is at...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended