Our Opportunities

Welcome to the RVC Foundation online scholarship opportunities portal!

To “Sign Up”
Select “Sign Up” above, and follow the instructions if this is your first time here since January 1, 2020. Remember to use your “s” number as your email address, not your name. If you’ve already created an account, click “Sign In”.

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. Enroll at Rock Valley College. Only then will you receive an RVC student ID number and access to your RVC student email account. All applicants must have an active RVC email, even 3rd and 4th year NIU students in the NIU@RVC Engineering Program.
3. NOTE: All scholarship communication will be through your Rock Valley College student email.

To Apply:
“Sign In” and complete the General Application. That’s it. You’re done once you select “Finish and Submit”.
If you’re an engineering student, there’s an additional application especially for you.

What to Expect:
General and Engineering applications open February 3rd
Engineering applications due March 11th
General applications due May 15

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 these opportunities on your application dashboard.

You may also be recommended to apply for certain additional opportunities.
• Review the scholarship selection criteria to make sure you can qualify. If not, don’t apply.
• These scholarships will show on your application dashboard.

Your application status will show on your dashboard.
If your status is not listed as “submitted”, you have not fully completed your application.
Log back in to see what is missing.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship:
• You will receive a preliminary offer sent to your RVC student email. “Accept” or “Decline” as instructed.
You must complete additional steps to by June 25th to change a preliminary offer into an award.
If you miss the June 25th deadline, you will not receive the scholarship.

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 Engineering Application, if applicable), 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 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:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • 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 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:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
varies Ken Barton Memorial Scholarship
Technology – Awarded to an applicant majoring in a technology field with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Open to all students with a preference for RPS District...
Technology – Awarded to an applicant majoring in a technology field with...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Kevin R. McIntyre Memorial Fire Science Scholarship
Fire Science – Awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours. Preference given to a documented member of the Fire...
Fire Science – Awarded to a new or continuing student enrolled in a...
  • 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 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:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
varies Lora G. Anderzon Memorial CNA Scholarship
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who is registered for the CNA certificate class as part of their prerequisite to entering the Nursing program at...
Nursing – Awarded to an applicant who is registered for the CNA...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Mary Lundby Memorial Scholarship
RAISE Program – Applicant must be admitted into the RAISE (Rock Valley Academic Institute for Successful Employment) program at Rock Valley College...
RAISE Program – Applicant must be admitted into the RAISE (Rock Valley...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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:
  • 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 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 Nancy E. Anderson Scholarship
Career Change -Awarded to an applicant that is a new or continuing student. Must be over 30 years of age; attending RVC for re-training or...
Career Change -Awarded to an applicant that is a new or continuing...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Navy Club of Rockford, Ship #1 Scholarship
Veteran – Awarded to an student who resides in Winnebago County and is a Veteran or the son/daughter of a Veteran with financial need. May be a...
Veteran – Awarded to an student who resides in Winnebago County and is a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Nihan Memorial Scholarship
Belvidere HS District – Applicant may be a new or continuing student who is a graduate of the Belvidere High Schoold District. Must be enrolled in...
Belvidere HS District – Applicant may be a new or continuing student...
  • 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 Ann Kramer Memorial Scholarship
International Focus – Awarded to a student with an international focus. May be business, languages, or another field. May be a student who listed...
International Focus – Awarded to a student with an international focus....
  • 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 Pi Gamma Omega Trailblazer Annual Scholarship
Jefferson High School Graduate – Awarded to an African American female applicant, with preference given to a graduate of Jefferson High School....
Jefferson High School Graduate – Awarded to an African American female...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies Porod Family Chemistry Scholarship
Chemistry – Awarded to an applicant majoing in chemistry. May be a new or coninuing student.
Chemistry – Awarded to an applicant majoing in chemistry. May be a new...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Richard K. Rolf Memorial Scholarship for Health Sciences
Health Science – Awarded to an applicant who is a student in good academic standing who is pursuing a career in one of the health sciences. May be...
Health Science – Awarded to an applicant who is a student in good...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Richard K. Rolf Memorial Scholarship for Technology
Technology – Awarded to an applicant who is a student in good academic standing who is pursuing an AAS degree or a certificate in technology. May...
Technology – Awarded to an applicant who is a student in good academic...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Rock Valley College Foundation Endowment Fund Scholarship
Continuing Student – Awarded to an applicant who has completed at least 12 credit hours, is enrolled full-time and has earned a minimum 2.75...
Continuing Student – Awarded to an applicant who has completed at least...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Rock Valley College Professional Staff Association Scholarship
Continuing Student – Awarded to an applicant who has completed at least 32 credit hours, is enrolled full-time and has earned a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Continuing Student – Awarded to an applicant who has completed at least...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Rockford Business & Professional Women's Club Scholarship
Business – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in a field of business. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours. ...
Business – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an Associate’s Degree...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Rockford East / Cherry Valley Rotary Club Verne Jacobson Scholarship
Business – Awarded to an applicant who has completed 32 credit hours and is pursuing an Associate’s Degree in a field of business. May be full or...
Business – Awarded to an applicant who has completed 32 credit hours and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Rudy M. Chapko Leadership Scholarship
RVC Activities – Awarded to a continuing, full-time student with a minimum of 32 earned credit hours and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Must be actively...
RVC Activities – Awarded to a continuing, full-time student with a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies RVC Faculty Association Scholarship
New Student – Awarded to an applicant that is a new high school graduate and a first time college student, with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA....
New Student – Awarded to an applicant that is a new high school graduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies RVC Foundation Annual Fund Scholarship
Continuing Student – Awarded to an applicant with financial need who has completed at least 7 credit hours, enrolled full-time, and has a minimum...
Continuing Student – Awarded to an applicant with financial need who has...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies RVC Foundation Annual Fund STEM Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant in one of the STEM programs with financial need who has completed at least 7 credit hours, enrolled...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant in one of the STEM programs with...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies RVC Foundation Emergency Needs Scholarship
Financial Need – Awarded to an applicant with financial need. Student must complete a separate Emegency Needs Scholarship Application and be...
Financial Need – Awarded to an applicant with financial need. Student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies RVC Support Staff Association Scholarship
College District Resident – Awarded to an applicant that is a continuing student enrolled full-time with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must live in...
College District Resident – Awarded to an applicant that is a continuing...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Stanley Meyers Memorial Scholarship in Aviation Maintenance Technology
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to a student enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours in the Aviation Maintenance Program.
Aviation Maintenance – Awarded to a student enrolled in a minimum of 6...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Starlight Theatre Scholarship
Theatre – Awarded to an applicant who is enrolled in a fall theatre class. Minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to non-Caucasian student.
Theatre – Awarded to an applicant who is enrolled in a fall theatre...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
varies Stay RAD Scholarship
The Arts – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in the visual or performing arts. Applicant must have a 2.5 GPA. May be a new or...
The Arts – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Varies Sue Olive Memorial Scholarship
New Student – Awarded to an applicant that is a first time college student, with a minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Preference is given to a student...
New Student – Awarded to an applicant that is a first time college...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies The Dean Durst - Rock Valley Community Chorale Vocal Arts Scholarship
Music, Vocal – Awarded to a new or continuing student concurrently registered for voice lessons and a chorale ensemble. (Currently, the only...
Music, Vocal – Awarded to a new or continuing student concurrently...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies