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Establishing a Scholarship
Student scholarships are at the heart of the RCCD Foundation’s mission. While RCCD colleges offer students a post-secondary education at a reasonable cost, community college students typically experience financial difficulties and all gifts are appreciated.
A scholarship can make the difference between a student staying in school or being forced to abandon their education because of economic hardship.
The RCCD Foundation offers a number of options for individuals or groups who are interested in establishing a scholarship.
These scholarships can be funded with a one–time gift distributed over one or more years or with an annual gift of $500 or more. You can choose to support students with a particular major or career goal. Your support can be restricted to students enrolled at a particular college.
You may establish a scholarship to honor the memory of students, alumni, faculty, a family member, or loved one for whom RCCD held a special meaning. A memorial scholarship can be a general or endowed scholarship.
With a gift of $10,000 or more you can establish an endowed scholarship or permanent fund. This is an excellent way to ensure that your support will benefit students for decades to come. Each year, a portion of the fund's interest earnings is made available for scholarships. Endowed scholarships are also very flexible and can be tailored to meet your needs.
The Community Scholars Initiative
The Community Scholars Program is a joint endeavor of the Community Foundation serving Riverside and San Bernardino counties, RCCD Foundation, California Baptist University, La Sierra University, the University of Redlands and other generous philanthropists in our community who share a commitment to education.
The competitive scholarship rewards Riverside County high school students who have shown excellence in scholastic achievement, community involvement and mastery of knowledge. The purpose is to encourage outstanding high school seniors to pursue their studies in the Riverside Community College District and then transfer to one of participating four-year universities.
Other Types of Scholarship Support
You may contribute to any of the more than 200 general scholarships that are overseen by the RCCD Foundation. A complete list of these scholarships is available from the RCCD Foundation Office.
For more information about establishing a scholarship, please call the RCCD Foundation office at (951) 222-8626.