All Opportunities

Welcome to the Richland Community College Foundation Opportunities (Scholarships) information page.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE SPRING 2022 SEMESTER.

Before you start:

1. New students: To apply for a scholarship, you must be enrolled in the College and have activated your Richland e-mail account.

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For early consideration, General Applications are due November 15, 2021.
The Scholarship Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications in late November. To be considered for a scholarship you must be enrolled in classes at this time. If selected to receive a scholarship, you will be notified via your Richland student email account.
Applications will continue to be accepted until January 14, 2022.

To submit a late application or if you register for classes after January 14, please email scholarships@richland.edu

Your application status will show on your dashboard.
If your status is not listed as “submitted”, you have not fully completed your application.
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If you are selected to receive a scholarship:

• You will receive a preliminary offer sent to your Richland student email.

• Post-Acceptance process must be completed before awarding will occur.

For assistance, email scholarships@richland.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Al and Anne Swartz Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, available to all majors. May be full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit hours of 100-level courses. A cumulative GPA...
Scholarship for tuition, available to all majors. May be full- or...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Alden B. and Margret W. Foley Scholarship
This scholarship is for tuition, fees and/or books. Student may be full or part-time. Open to all majors.
This scholarship is for tuition, fees and/or books. Student may be full...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, or equipment awarded to eligible students enrolled in the HVAC program with preference given to a minority...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, or equipment awarded to eligible...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies American Legion Post 105 Veterans Scholarship
Scholarship for any veteran or their dependent seeking a degree or certificate from Richland.Scholarship for tuition, books, fees, or required...
Scholarship for any veteran or their dependent seeking a degree or...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Andreas Family Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition awarded to a student pursuing a degree in horticulture or agriculture. Student must complete all courses in semester for...
Scholarship for tuition awarded to a student pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Archer Daniels Midland Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, or equipment awarded to a student enrolled in degree or occupational training programs related to...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, or equipment awarded to a student...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Bhadra Daftary Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and/ or books. Preference given to a student planning to major in health-related sciences. The student must be...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and/ or books. Preference given to a...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies 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...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books. Students may be enrolled full-...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies 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...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books or childcare, for a student who...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Brix Farm Christmas Spectacular in honor of GaBrielle Brix
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books or supplies. Students must be full-time. Students must have a 3.0 GPA or GED certification. Scholarship will...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books or supplies. Students must be...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois Charitable Fund Scholarship
A scholarship for tuition, fees, books or supplies awarded to a student, full-time or part-time, enrolled in a health care program. Recipients must...
A scholarship for tuition, fees, books or supplies awarded to a student,...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Captain WIlliam J. Horve Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, books or fees awarded to a student majoring in fire science with plans to become a firefighter. Students may be enrolled...
Scholarship for tuition, books or fees awarded to a student majoring in...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Charles Mack Memorial Scholarship for Returning Adults
Scholarship for tuition, fees and books awarded to a student who is returning to school at least two years following high school or who recently...
Scholarship for tuition, fees and books awarded to a student who is...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies College Book Store Scholarship
Scholarship for books. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. May be full or part-time.
Scholarship for books. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. May be full...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Cornelius Diggs Frontiers Service Club Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are graduates any high school in the city of Decatur. Preference is to...
This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Curtis and Patricia Sears Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition. Student may be enrolled full- or part-time. A minimum of six semester hours is required. Student must complete all courses...
Scholarship for tuition. Student may be enrolled full- or part-time. A...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies 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...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books to a recent graduate of St....
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies David Cooper Memorial Scholarship for the Culinary Arts
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and books. Students may be enrolled full-time or part-time. This scholarship will be awarded to a Culinary Student...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and books. Students may be enrolled...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Decatur Area SHRM Chapter #0555 Scholarship
A scholarship for tuition and/ or books awarded to a student attending Richland with a Human Resource specialty. Students may be enrolled full- or...
A scholarship for tuition and/ or books awarded to a student attending...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Decatur Earthmover Credit Union Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition awarded to a member of Decatur Earthmover Credit Union. Must be a member of DECU for at least one year and in good...
Scholarship for tuition awarded to a member of Decatur Earthmover Credit...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Decatur Smokin' BBQ Festival Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, or required supplies and equipment. Students may be full or part-time with a minimum of 6 hours of 100 level...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, or required supplies and...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Dell and Evelyn Carroll Scholarship
Scholarship for standard tuition ( unless only offered online) for up to 60 credit hours awarded to students attending Richland Community College...
Scholarship for standard tuition ( unless only offered online) for up to...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Donald and Joanne Baird Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books awarded to a student pursuing a major in the Agricultural Program. Student must be enrolled in at least 6...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books awarded to a student pursuing a...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Dr. Hal Gronlund Book Fund Scholarship
Scholarship for books and instructional materials; to be awarded annually. Preference given to students with financial need. Student may be...
Scholarship for books and instructional materials; to be awarded...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Dr. Joseph and Martha Schrodt Nursing Scholarship
Tuition scholarship for a student pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) or a Practical Nursing (PN) or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)....
Tuition scholarship for a student pursuing an Associate Degree in...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Dr. Thomas Fulbright Scholarship
Scholarship for those majoring in science/research, health sciences, or other related fields. May be full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit...
Scholarship for those majoring in science/research, health sciences, or...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Elfreda Virginia Jacobson Witzeman Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, learning resources, and/or books awarded to a student with proven need majoring in Office Technology or Information...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, learning resources, and/or books awarded...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Elizabeth Query Smith Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition awarded to a Richland Community College student majoring in education. Student must be full- or part-time. Student must...
Scholarship for tuition awarded to a Richland Community College student...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Ellsworth Dansby, Jr. Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are graduates of any high school in the city of Decatur. Preference is...
This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Emmett Sefton Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and/or books. Student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, have a 2.0 GPA and complete all courses in the...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and/or books. Student must be enrolled...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Everett Ryan Early Bird Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to students with a proven need who are pursuing a degree in education and are planning to become a teacher. Students must be...
Scholarship awarded to students with a proven need who are pursuing a...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Francis and Alice Weir Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition. Student must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Scholarship for tuition. Student must be enrolled full-time and maintain...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies 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...
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books, awarded to an Ag/horticulture...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Garden Club of Decatur Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition or books. Student must be pursuing a degree in horticulture or agribusiness. Student may be enrolled full- or part-time,...
Scholarship for tuition or books. Student must be pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies George and Lillian Walden Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition and fees. Must be a full-time student pursuing a degree in any field. Scholarship to be awarded based on need. Recipients...
Scholarship for tuition and fees. Must be a full-time student pursuing a...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies George M. Barnett and Emerald Ritchie Barnett Education Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees and/or books awarded to a student studying agricultural-related coursework. If a scholarship cannot be awarded, then...
Scholarship for tuition, fees and/or books awarded to a student studying...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies GFWC Dectur Woman's Club Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition or fees for students in any medical field of study. Student may be full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit hours. A...
Scholarship for tuition or fees for students in any medical field of...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Gilbert Breighner Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition to a student pursuing a Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) or Practical Nursing (PN) or Certified Nursing Assistant...
Scholarship for tuition to a student pursuing a Associate Degree in...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Glenn Family Scholarship
Scholarship for full tuition at Richland Community College (no summers). Student must plan to transfer to the Millikin University PACE (Flexibel...
Scholarship for full tuition at Richland Community College (no summers)....
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Horace G. Livingston, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are graduates of any high school in the city of Decatur. Preference is...
This scholarship is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Howard E. and Helen R. Brown Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books, awarded to a recent graduate of Meridian High School who will be attending Richland Community College....
Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books, awarded to a recent graduate of...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Investing in the Future Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, study guides, or materials for all majors.
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, study guides, or materials for all...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies Jacqueline Scott Severns Nursing Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees and/or books. Student must be accepted into the Richland Community College Nursing Program. Student may be enrolled...
Scholarship for tuition, fees and/or books. Student must be accepted...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies James Millikin Estate Special Fund for Nursing Essentials Scholarship
One time award for students in the Registered Nursing Program for non-book essentials and other learning supplements. Student must be a resident of...
One time award for students in the Registered Nursing Program for...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies James Millikin Estate Tuition or Book Scholarship
James Millikin Estate Tuition Scholarship available each semester for full or part-time students (enrolled in a minimum of two classes – one of...
James Millikin Estate Tuition Scholarship available each semester for...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies John and Lena Klarner Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and books for eligible Richland Community College students preparing for careers in engineering, mathematics,...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and books for eligible Richland Community...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies John and Lena Klarner Memorial Transfer Scholarship
A portion of the dividends available each year from the Klarner Endowment will be available to Richland Community College graduates transfering to...
A portion of the dividends available each year from the Klarner...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies John and Sue Rogers Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition and awarded to a recent graduate of Clinton, Maroa-Forsyth, Argenta-Oreana or Warrensburg-Latham High Schools. May be full-...
Scholarship for tuition and awarded to a recent graduate of Clinton,...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies John Eugene McCoy II Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student with proven need who is majoring in accounting or business administration. Students must be graduates of...
This scholarship is awarded to a student with proven need who is...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021
Varies John Ullrich Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books. Scholarship for those in the Macon, Moultrie and Piatt counties. Students may be enrolled full- or...
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books. Scholarship for those in the...
  • Deadline: 11/29/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/29/2021