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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 available to students with a GPA of 2.0 or higher

Alumni Scholarship

  • Scholarship for three credit hours tuition for all Richland alumni (certificate holders or degree graduates) interested in returning to RCC.
  • This does not apply to Continuing and Professional Education classes. This scholarship is available if two or more years have passed since graduation. If the course is greater than three credit hours, the student must pay the difference and is responsible for all registration and instructional fees. An alumnus who withdraws from a class forfeits the waiver.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Agribusiness Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition or books awarded to a student attending Richland and pursuing a degree in Agribusiness
  • 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

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Engineering Technology Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books awarded to those pursuing a degree or certificate in Engineering Technology.
  • 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 provided and reapply prior to each semester.)

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Information Technology Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition or books awarded to a student attending Richland and pursuing an AAS degree or a certificate in Programmer/Analyst, Network Technology, or Desktop Support Technician.
  • 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 provided and reapply prior to each semester.

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Physical and Natural Sciences Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fees or books awarded to those pursuing a degree or certificate in Engineering Technology.
  • 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 provided and reapply prior to each semester.)

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.

Barbara Jean Bechtel Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fee or books awarded to a student attending Richland and enrolled in any of the Richland nursing programs.
  • Recipients may be enrolled full or part-time. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.

Dell and Evelyn Carroll Scholarship

  • Scholarship for standard tuition and basic fees for up to 60 credit hours awarded to students attending Richland Community College who are graduates of Meridian, Macon or Blue Mound High Schools.
  • The scholarship covers classes that could lead to the completion of a degree or certificate. Students may be enrolled full or part-time. Recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA to be eligible for the scholarship in subsequent semesters.

Futures Unlimited Scholarship

  • Available to the top student graduating from Futures Unlimited High School.
  • Scholarship will provide up to 30 credit hours of tuition for one year following high school graduation. Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours. In addition, recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 to continue funding from the fall to spring semester.

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.

Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

  • Tuition scholarship for two semesters awarded to senior high school students in Christian County who are residents of the Richland Community College District.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in 100-level courses. Applicants must have a "C" average in high school and maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 5.0 scale or a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Student must also complete all courses started at the beginning of the semester to remain eligible. Applications are available through the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce and submitted in February of each year. Please review the Chamber requirements and application under GTCC Committees at http://www.taylorvillechamber.com.

Honors Program Scholarship

  • For students achieving academic excellence at Richland Community College.
  • Eligible Students, with a minimum 3.5 GPA, in the Honors Program may receive a 100% tuition waiver. To apply for this particular scholarship, contact the Honors Program coordinator at the College.

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.

Robert Ingram, Jr. Scholarship

  • Scholarship for books available to all majors.
  • Student may be 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.

Klarner Transfer Scholarship

  • A portion of the dividends available each year from the Klarner Endowment will be available to Richland Community College graduates transferring to four-year Illinois public universities, with preference given to Klarner Scholars.
  • All or a portion of the tuition may be provided to transferring students depending on funds available. This scholarship is for one year and may be renewed upon re-application. Must be accepted as a junior at an Illinois public university and have proven financial need as certified by the Financial Aid Office at the University. Students must be full-time enrolled in an academic program approved for Klarner Scholars, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75.

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.

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.

Decatur Area SHRM Chapter #0555 Scholarship

  • Scholarship for tuition, fee or books awarded to a student attending Richland with a Human Resource Specialty.
  • Scholarship for tuition, fee or books awarded to a student attending Richland with a Human Resource Specialty

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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