RCC Foundation Seeks Applicants for Presidential Scholar Program; Deadline is Feb. 23

ASHEBORO (January 11, 2018)

The Randolph Community College Foundation will award two-year RCC scholarships to five high school seniors in Randolph County in 2018 through its Presidential Scholar program. The students will be chosen in a competitive process that includes an application packet and interviews, according to Joyce Wolford, director of foundation operations. This is the seventh year of the program.

High school seniors who live in Randolph County and attend a Randolph County public, private, or home school are invited to apply. To be considered, students must plan to enroll at RCC in the fall of 2018, have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0, participate in extracurricular/community activities, and must submit an application packet (application, two recommendations, and high school transcript) by 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

Students who meet the preliminary requirements will be invited and required to attend a Presidential Scholars Day at RCC on Tuesday, March 13, where they will learn more about the College and be interviewed by a committee of faculty and staff members. The students will also tour campus, attend a sample class session, and meet current RCC students. The day will include breakfast and lunch.

Finalists chosen from the Scholars Day interviews will be invited back for a second interview with RCC President Robert Shackleford.

Students’ academic records and extracurricular/community activities will weigh heavily in the selection of recipients, as will the interviews, said Wolford.

RCC Presidential Scholars will receive a $2,500 scholarship for their first year of study ($1,250 for fall and $1,250 for spring) that is renewable for their second year of study. The students will meet regularly with President Shackleford in their first year of enrollment and will serve as RCC Ambassadors during their second year of enrollment.

Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, enroll for at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester, and complete meeting requirements to maintain the scholarship for the second year.

Interested seniors should visit www.randolphccfoundation.org/presidential.html for more information and an application packet.

The RCC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides a margin of excellence for Randolph Community College by building a strong relationship with the local community, acquiring and managing contributions, and funding activities that support the College.