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Academic Scholarships

President, Board of Trustees, and Vice Presidents' Scholarships

Rich Mountain Community College offers a limited number of performance-based Incoming Freshman Scholarships to graduating high school seniors from the RMCC service area based on academic, scholastic, community services, and leadership characteristics. The Board of Trustees Scholarship pays the cost of tuition for fifteen hours for up to four consecutive semesters, excluding summer terms, fees, and a book allowance. The President's Scholarship pays tuition for up to fifteen hours and fees, and a book allowance; the Vice Presidents' Scholarship pays up to fifteen hours tuition and fees. The student shall meet specified criteria listed below.

Application forms for the  Board of Trustees, President's, and Vice Presidents' Scholarships may be obtained from high school counselors, from the Financial Aid Office at Rich Mountain Community College or online at www.rmcc.edu. The completed application form must be submitted no later than April 1 for high school students graduating in May or June.

Students making application for the Board of Trustees Scholarship must have at least a 3.75 GPA on high school work:President's Scholarship applicants must have at least a 3.50 GPA; and the Vice Presidents' Scholarships must have at least a 3.0 GPA. In addition, each should also meet the following criteria:

  • ACT composite score of 22 or higher.
  • Enroll in at least 12 semester credit hours at RMCC.
  • Submit the completed application form by April 1 to the Financial Aid Office at RMCC.

In order to receive the  Board of Trustees, President's, or Vice Presidents' Scholarships for the succeeding semesters, the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 12 semester credit hours each semester enrolled at RMCC. (When evaluating academic progress, developmental hours are included in enrollment hours and cumulative GPA.)
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA each semester at RMCC.
  • Continue to be a full-time student in order to keep the scholarship.


GED Scholarship

The GED Scholarship may be awarded each semester to a graduate of Rich Mountain Community College Adult Education Center. To qualify, students must make a composite score of 540 or higher on the GED exam and have been a full-time student in the GED program at RMCC. The student must complete an essay stating the reason they are requesting the scholarship. The deadline for essays is May 31 and must be turned in to the Adult Education Department. The scholarship pays the cost of tuition only for the first semester and is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters, excluding summer terms, provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA. The recipient must enroll on a full-time basis in order to be eligible.

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