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 “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 April 30th

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 17th to change a preliminary offer into an award.
If you miss the June 17th 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 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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Greenlee Textron 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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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 engineering from RVC or the partner institution on the RVC campus with financial...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Harlan J and Elsie Ingwalson Memorial Scholarship
Engineering or Technology New Student – Awarded to a new student defined as having earned no more than 6 credit hours. Must be enrolled in a...
Engineering or Technology New Student – Awarded to a new student defined...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Metrology Group Scholarship for Engineering
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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 the NIU@RVC Engineering program. May be a new or returning student,...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree through...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Northwestern Illinois Contractors Association Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant pursuing an engineering degree at Rock Valley College or through an RVC partner institution. The applicant...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant pursuing an engineering degree at...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Northwestern Illinois Contractors Association 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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Paul and Judith Letourneau Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to a student who is an Engineering Major pursuing either an AES degree or an AAS dregree. Preference given to a female...
Engineering – Awarded to a student who is an Engineering Major pursuing...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Richard K. Rolf Memorial Scholarship for Technology
Technology or Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is a student in good academic standing who is pursuing an AAS degree or a certificate in...
Technology or Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is a student in...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Ringland-Johnson Construction Scholarship for Engineering from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant with demonstrated financial need who is pursuing a degree in engineering from RVC or the partner institution...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant with demonstrated financial need...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Robert and Norma Trojan Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to a student accepted into the NIU@RVC Engineering program, with financial need, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. May...
Engineering – Awarded to a student accepted into the NIU@RVC Engineering...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Robert and Norma Trojan Scholarship for Engineering from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Engineering – Awarded to a student accepted into the NIU@RVC Engineering program, with financial need, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. May...
Engineering – Awarded to a student accepted into the NIU@RVC Engineering...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies The Morse Group 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, has financial...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies The Morse Group 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, has financial...
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who is pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Thomas A. Bullen #1 Scholarship
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who shows a significant improvement in GPA over that attained in high school. GED applicants also qualify....
Engineering – Awarded to an applicant who shows a significant...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Thomas A. Bullen #2 Scholarship
Harlem High School Graduate & Engineering – Awarded to a new Harlem High School graduate planning to attend RVC’s engineering program.
Harlem High School Graduate & Engineering – Awarded to a new Harlem High...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Thomas Schwindaman Memorial Scholarship
Technical Engineering – Awarded to an applicant with demonstrated financial need enrolled in one of the technical programs, either degree or...
Technical Engineering – Awarded to an applicant with demonstrated...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Woodward Annual Scholarship for Engineering
Engineering – Awarded to a student who is enrolled in the NIU@RVC Engineering program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must be attending at...
Engineering – Awarded to a student who is enrolled in the NIU@RVC...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Woodward Scholarship for Engineering from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Rubin Education Fund
Engineering – Awarded to a student who is enrolled in the NIU@RVC Engineering program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must be attending at...
Engineering – Awarded to a student who is enrolled in the NIU@RVC...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
Varies Woodward Scholarship for Engineers
Engineering – Awarded to a student who has been accepted into the NIU@RVC Engineering program with a minimum 3.0 GPA. The student must be...
Engineering – Awarded to a student who has been accepted into the...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2020
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: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
Varies Independent Accountants Association of Illinois Scholarship
Accounting – Awarded to a resident of the college district majoring in accounting who has completed 3 credit hours of accounting, earned a minimum...
Accounting – Awarded to a resident of the college district majoring in...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2020
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 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