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Foundation Scholarships

Information about Scholarships

For instructions on how to apply for any of the scholarships listed on this page, visit the Applying for Foundation Scholarships page. Download the Foundation Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions. PDF document icon

Scholarships that pay for books

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Endowed Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, books or equipment awarded to a student attending Richland and enrolled in degree or occupational training programs related to Agribusiness, Engineering Technology, Information Technology, Physical & Natural Sciences, or Welding.
  • Recipients may be enrolled full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100-level courses or above. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required. Recipients must complete all courses for the semester in which funding is approved.

American Legion Post 105 Book Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books awarded to veterans recently returning from overseas duty.
  • Recipients may be full- or part-time with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Welding Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition fees, books, and supplies awarded to those pursuing a basic 30 credit hour welding certificate with ASME certification at RCC.
  • Must be a high school or GED graduate with a letter of recommendation. May be enrolled full- or part-time with a minimum of six credit hours and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0. Recipients must complete all courses for the semester in which funding is approved.

Association of Facilities Engineers Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books for a student in engineering.
  • Funds may be used at Richland or when transferring to a four-year college or university. Student must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a four-year degree in engineering, science, or a technology curriculum. Recipients should have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0, must have completed at least one semester of study at Richland Community College, and may not have previously received an AFE Chapter 126 Scholarship. Special application deadline: January of each year.

ATHENA Award for Business Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books awarded to a recent high school graduate. Preference is given to a female pursuing a business degree.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time at Richland Community College with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Scholarship awarded each spring will not be available for the student until the following fall semester. Amount of award determined by available funds.

Darrell and Ursula Beck Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books to a recent graduate of St. Teresa High School who will be attending Richland Community College. Priority will be given to a student enrolled in electronics, dance, theatre, or speech classes.
  • Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, must maintain a 2.75 GPA, and must complete all courses for semester in which funding is provided. Scholarship may be renewed but requires application and is restricted to Richland Community College. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Boys and Girls Club Scholarship

  • Scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, or books for a degree-seeking student.
  • Scholarship provided by Mr. and Mrs. George Prust. First preference is given to any current or former member in good standing with the Boys and Girls Club. If no members of the Boys and Girls Club apply, preference will be given to a minority student or a student with financial need. Open to full- or part-time students at Richland Community College with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100 level courses or above. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Brandon Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books.
  • Students may be enrolled full- or part-time but must complete all courses for the semester in which funding is provided. Scholarships to be awarded to students based on need and to those who do not qualify for Federal Pell Grant or Illinois MAP Grant. Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Howard E. and Helen R. Brown Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books, awarded to a recent graduates of Meridian High School who will be attending Richland Community College.
  • Must be a full- or part-time student with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100-level courses or above per semester beginning the fall semester following graduation. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Violet Buchter-Goken Memorial Scholarship

  • One year scholarship for tuition, fees, or books.
  • For those accepted in the nursing program at RCC; preference given to residents of small towns in Macon County. Students may be enrolled full- or part-time, and should have a 3.0 GPA. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Cancer Federation Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books for those majoring in biology, health sciences, or other related fields.
  • Must be a full-time student enrolled in 100-level courses with a 2.75 GPA.

Marilyn Casey Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, study guides, or expenses directly related to a health-related field. Student may be full- or part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) enrolled in a health care program that provides direct medical care to individuals.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. Student also must plan to practice in Illinois. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

College Book Stores of America Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books.
  • Priority will be given to students who are not eligible for financial aid. Students may be enrolled full- or part-time and must have a 2.5 GPA.

Decatur Area Women's Network Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books, open to all majors.
  • May be full- or part-time. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. Preference given to women who are reentering the workforce with financial needs due to family obligations.

Elliott Hospitality Management Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books to a hospitality management major.
  • May be full- or part-time. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.

First Presbyterian Book Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books; for all majors. Must be a resident of Macon County.
  • May be full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100-level courses or above. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Brenda K. Garrett Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, books or childcare, for a student who completed the Richland Community College GED Program, and is seeking a degree at Richland Community College.
  • Scholarships will be presented at the GED graduation ceremony. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income. Applications available in the GED Office.

Dr. Hal Gronlund Book Fund Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books and instructional materials; to be awarded annually.
  • Preference given to Valedictorian Scholarship recipients. Student must be enrolled full-time, have a 2.5 or higher GPA. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Helphinstine Family Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books.
  • For all majors. May be enrolled full- or part-time with a 2.5 grade point average or above. Amount of award determined by available endowment income.

Illinois Health Improvement Association Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, study guides, or expenses directly related to the health field curricula.
  • Student may be full- or part-time enrolled in a health care program that provides direct medical care to individuals. Student must also plan to practice in Illinois. Preference given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Brian Johnson Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books awarded to a male minority student.
  • May be full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100-level courses. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.

John and Lena Klarner Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, and books for eligible Richland Community College students preparing for careers in engineering, mathematics, information technology, computer science, electronics, or any biological or physical science field.
  • Eligible students may be enrolled full- or part-time but must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. Must be enrolled in 100-level or above courses to receive the scholarship. Applicants must be pursuing a degree, must maintain a 2.75 GPA, and must complete all courses for the period in which funding is provided. The number of scholarships will be determined by available endowment income.

Macon County Lady Landowners Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books.
  • Student must be enrolled full time with a cumulative GPA of 2.50. Award is for a second year student majoring in agriculture or horticulture.

Macon County Medical Society Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books.
  • Available for students studying in the medical fields; preference given to those with proven financial need. May be full- or part-time. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required. Amount of award determined by available endowment income.

Masonic Macon Lodge #8 Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books.
  • Students must be recent graduates from a Decatur high school. Applicants must have a "C" average in high school and have shown some service to school and/or community. Students must be enrolled full-time, must maintain a 2.0 grade point each semester, and must complete all courses started at the beginning of the semester to remain eligible.

Mueller Company Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books.
  • Students must be a son or daughter of a Mueller Company employee. Student must have already completed 12+ semester hours of accredited college work and must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours of 100-level or above courses to receive the scholarship. Open to all majors. Student may only receive scholarship once during his/her tenure at RCC. Applicants must be pursuing a two-year degree. Scholarship recipient based on academics, financial need, and other scholarships awarded to applicants.

Periman Scholarship for Accounting

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books for a student majoring in accounting or business.
  • May be full- or part-time student and must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Preference given to students with financial need. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Lowell Price Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books to a student in engineering.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time and pursuing a degree in engineering, science, or a technology curriculum. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0, must have completed at least one semester of study at Richland Community College, and must not have previously received a Price Scholarship. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Restaurant Association Book/Tuition Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books or tuition. Designed specifically for students enrolled in hospitality management courses at Richland Community College.
  • May be a full- or part-time student, but must have a minimum of 6 credit hours and a GPA of 2.0. Must be enrolled in at least one hospitality management course.

Frank Rolf Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books, awarded to an Ag/horticulture student committed to continuing at the U of I in the College of ACES transfer program.
  • May be full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100-level courses. A GPA of 2.5 is required. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Emmett Sefton Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books for a student attending Richland. Open to all degree majors and/or certificates
  • Recipients may be enrolled full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100-level courses or above. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or GED Certificate is required. Recipients must complete all courses for the semester in which funding is approved.

Jacqueline Scott Severns Nursing Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees and/or books.
  • Applicants must be accepted into the Richland Community College Nursing Program. Student may be enrolled full- or part-time, and must maintain a 2.75 GPA. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Senator Penny Severns Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books for a student pursuing a degree.
  • For all majors. Open to full- or part-time students, but a minimum of six credit hours is required. Student must have 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in 100-level or above courses. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

Travis Stanley Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books. Student must be pursuing a degree in the Engineering Technology Program. Student must also have attended Decatur Public Schools and/or be a resident of Macon County.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credit hours of 100-level courses and above. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required. Amount of award will be determined by available funds.

State Farm Insurance Teacher Education Scholarship

  • Scholarship available to full-time students pursuing a career as a teacher.
  • Scholarship provides for the purchase of tuition, fees, books, study guides, or other educational-related expenses. Student must have minimum 2.5 out of 4.0 GPA from high school or GED program, and maintain a cumulative 3.0 college GPA. Please contact the Foundation office for additional requirements to be submitted with scholarship application.

Tate & Lyle Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books for a student who is related to a Tate and Lyle employee (self, son, daughter, brother, sister, or step-son/daughter living at home).
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours of 100-level or above courses to receive the scholarship. Open to all majors. Applicants must be pursuing a two-year degree, must maintain a 2.75 GPA, and must complete at least 12 semester hours for each term funding is received. Scholarship is limited to four (4) semesters at Richland. Scholarship amount will be determined by annual company donations, number of applicants, and the financial need of applicants.

Transportation Club of Decatur Scholarship

  • Scholarship awarded each year for tuition, fees, or books.
  • Must be a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA or better enrolled in a business/accounting curriculum. Scholarship awarded based on need. Recipient may not receive other scholarships or financial aid. Recipients are required to attend the annual Transportation Club meeting in October.

Valedictorian Scholarship

  • A book scholarship is added to the Trustees Scholarship (described above) for each high school Valedictorian from Richland Community College's District who enrolls at Richland immediately following graduation from their high school.
  • Books are covered for two years as long as a 3.5 grade point average is maintained.

John Wagner / Intermet Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees and books, for a person demonstrating a past working relationship with the former Wagner Castings / Intermet plant in Decatur.
  • May be full- or part-time. For all majors. Scholarship to be awarded to former Wagners employees or their descendants. Recipients must have a 2.0 GPA. Amount of award will be determined by endowment income.

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