ASHEBORO (Jan. 6, 2020)
The Randolph Community College Foundation will award RCC scholarships to five high school seniors in Randolph County in 2020 through its Presidential Scholars program. The students will be chosen in a competitive process that includes an application packet and interviews. This is the ninth 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 2020, have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0, participate in extracurricular/community activities, and must submit an application packet (application, cover letter, and résumé) by 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21.
Students who meet the preliminary requirements will be invited and required to attend Presidential Scholars Day at RCC on Tuesday, March 10, where they will learn more about the College and be interviewed by a committee of faculty and staff members. The students also will tour campus, attend a sample class session, and meet current RCC students. Lunch will be provided.
Finalists chosen from the Scholars Day interviews will be invited back for a second interview with RCC President Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr.
Students’ academic records and extracurricular/community activities will weigh heavily in the selection of recipients as will the interviews.
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 click here 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.