Rockland County high school students who will be attending Rockland Community College (RCC) in the fall are eligible to apply for a special subset of scholarships that are reserved for new RCC students. The deadline for submitting an application for these awards is July 13.
The RCC Foundation provides academic scholarships and other financial resources. They have awarded more than $3 million in scholarships since they began, with over $300,000 awarded annually to approximately 250 students.
There are 17 new student scholarships, and they represent approximately $30,000, with several covering full tuition. Some are funded by local businesses, but many are endowed by individuals and families who create this legacy to honor the memory of a loved one by offering opportunity to a promising student. There is a broad range of award criteria like: being a child or sibling of an alumni, participation in community service organizations like Big Brothers/Big Sisters or Liberty Partnership, being a student athlete, majoring in Emergency Medical Services, and one Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation Scholarship of up to $2200 a year that looks for participation in community service with a preference for a student whose activities were tribal related.
Local high school guidance departments have copies of the Scholarships for New Students brochure, and they are available at RCC in the Admissions, Financial Aid and RCC Foundation offices. Please contact Elissa Silverstein at email@example.com or call her at 845-574- 4403 for more information.