ASHEBORO (Jan. 5, 2021)
Are you Randolph Community College’s next Presidential Scholar? If you are a high school senior who lives in Randolph County and attends a Randolph County public, private, or home school, apply by Friday, Feb. 19, and find out.
The RCC Foundation will award RCC scholarships to five high school seniors in Ran-dolph County in 2021 through its Presidential Scholars program. The students will be chosen in a competitive process that includes an application packet and interviews. This is the 10th year of the program.
To be considered, students must plan to enroll at RCC in the fall of 2021, have an un-weighted GPA of at least 3.0, participate in extracurricular/community activities, and must submit an application packet (application, cover letter, and resumé) by 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19. Students who meet the preliminary requirements will be invited and required to attend Presidential Scholars Day at RCC on Tuesday, March 2, where they will learn more about the College and be inter-viewed by a committee of RCC community members. There will be more information to come re-garding the details of this event as the College monitors COVID-19 to ensure the safety of both students and staff.
Finalists chosen from the Scholars Day interviews will be invited back for a second inter-view 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 stu-dents 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.
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.