All Opportunities

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

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FALL 2021 SEMESTER.

THE DUE DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FROM CURRENT YEAR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE SCHERER HONORS SCHOLARSHIP IS MARCH 22.

Before you start:

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

2. Graduating high school seniors must have a 7th semester transcript with a cumulative GPA and testing scores (ACT/SAT if taken), submitted to the Records Department at Richland to be considered for a scholarship.

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For early consideration, General Applications are due May 20, 2021
The Scholarship Selection Committee will meet in Mid-June. 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 student email.

To submit a late application or if you register for classes after May 20, please contact Tricia Cordulack: tcordulack@richland.edu

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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 for Walter and Alice Scherer – Incoming Freshman must be completed by April 29,2021.
Post-Acceptance process for all other opportunities must be completed by July 16, 2021.

For assistance, contact Tricia Cordulack: tcordulack@richland.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Walter and Alice Scherer Scholarship - Incoming Freshmen
Scholarship provides up to two years tuition (60 credit hours) to current year graduates from high schools in Richland’s District who have a 3.5...
Scholarship provides up to two years tuition (60 credit hours) to...
  • Deadline: 05/13/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/13/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Al Dobbins Decatur Frontiers Service Club Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, books and required learning resources awarded to students with a proven need who are pursuing a degree. Students must be...
Scholarship for tuition, books and required learning resources awarded...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Albert M. Andreas Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition only, awarded to a student pursuing a degree in horticulture or agriculture. Student must be enrolled in at least 12...
Scholarship for tuition only, awarded to a student pursuing a degree in...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Alumni Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books equipment, and /or supplies. Recipients may be enrolled full- or part-time.No minimum hours required. Open to...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books equipment, and /or supplies....
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books awarded to eligible students enrolled in the HVAC program with preference given to a minority student....
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books awarded to eligible students...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies 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.
Scholarship for books awarded to veterans recently returning from...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Amos Fonville 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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
$0.00 Arends Family Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books or required supplies/equipment for a student pursuing a degree in Career & Technical Education or...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books or required supplies/equipment for...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Arlene G. Mills Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books and equipment/supplies awarded to student pursuing an AAS degree or technical program certificate. Students...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books and equipment/supplies awarded to...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Association of Facilities Engineers Endowed 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...
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books for a student in engineering....
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Barbara Jean Bechtel Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books awarded to a student attending Richland and enrolled in any of the Richland nursing programs. Recipients may...
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books awarded to a student attending...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Billy Guyse, Sr. 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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Boys and Girls Club Scholarship
Scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, or books for a degree-seeking student. First preference is given to any current or former member in good...
Scholarship to be used for tuition, fees, or books for a degree-seeking...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Burl Stoner Decatur Frontiers Service Club Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, books and required learning resources awarded to students with a proven need who are pursuing a degree. Students must be...
Scholarship for tuition, books and required learning resources awarded...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies 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...
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books for those majoring in biology,...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Cary Platzbecker Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees ,books and equipment awarded to a student who is enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester. May be enrolled...
Scholarship for tuition, fees ,books and equipment awarded to a student...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Caterpillar Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition and books, awarded to those who are pursuing any of the engineering technology degrees at Richland. Must be full-or...
Scholarship for tuition and books, awarded to those who are pursuing any...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Chuck and Mary Jo Novak Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition awarded to a Richland Community College student majoring in education. Student must be full- or part-time with a declared...
Scholarship for tuition awarded to a Richland Community College student...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Clarence Taylor Early Bird Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a student with a proven need who is pursuing a degree in education and are planning on becoming a teacher. Students must be...
Scholarship awarded to a student with a proven need who is pursuing a...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
$0.00 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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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 in...
Scholarship for tuition, fees and books. Students may be enrolled...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies David P. and Eileen A. Wetzel Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books awarded to a student in mathematics, sciences, technology, social science, eduation or child development areas...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books awarded to a student in...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Decatur Area SHRM Chapter #0555 Scholarship
A scholarship for tuition, fees, and/ or books awarded to a student attending Richland with a Human Resource specialty. Students may be enrolled...
A scholarship for tuition, fees, and/ or books awarded to a student...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Decatur Earthmover Credit Union Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition awarded to member of Decatur Earthmover Credit Union. Must be a member oF DECU at least one year and in good standing. a...
Scholarship for tuition awarded to member of Decatur Earthmover Credit...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Decatur High School Class of 1950 Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books awarded to a student attending Richland. The student can be full- or part-time with a minimum of 6 credit...
Scholarship for tuition, fees or books awarded to a student attending...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Decatur Memorial Hospital Heart & Lung Institute Charitable Fund
A scholarship for tuition, fees, books, study guides or clinical program supplies /expenses awarded to a student, full-time or part-time, enrolled...
A scholarship for tuition, fees, books, study guides or clinical program...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Dr. David Cooprider Education Scholarship
Scholarship for one semester of tuition or fees. Must be a full-time incoming freshman majoring in education. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Scholarship for one semester of tuition or fees. Must be a full-time...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Dr. Hal Gronlund Book Fund Scholarship
Scholarship for books and instructional materials; to be awarded annually. Preference given to Valedictorian Scholarship recipients. Student must...
Scholarship for books and instructional materials; to be awarded...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Dr. Jeanelle Norman Nursing Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment. Students must be full-time and accepted in a Richland nursing program. Preference...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment. Students...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Duane and Joan Avis Endowed scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books awarded to a student seeking a degree or certificate. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, or books awarded to a student seeking a...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
Varies Eleanor J. Saunders Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and/or books for either full-time or part-time students. Preference will be given to female students over age 19,...
Scholarship for tuition, fees, and/or books for either full-time or...
  • Deadline: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021
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: 07/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline07/12/2021