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RMCC Foundation Scholarships

 

Rich Mountain Community College Foundation sponsors several scholarships. The Scholarship committee reviews the applications, and the awards are made through the Financial Aid Office. Information for scholarships may be obtained through the Financial Aid Office located in the Abernathy Building or online RMCC Foundation Scholarship Application. Deadlines are cited on the application forms.

Foundation scholarships/tuition grants include those established by the following:
 

Scholarship Recipients – give back at the 2010 Gala
Scholarship Recipients – give back at the 2010 Gala

    Bill Abernathy Endowed Tuition Grant
    American Legion Auxilliary Grant
    B & D Scholarship
    Joseph Wm. Blasberg, Jr. Entrepreneurship
        Memorial Grant
    Scott Berry Memorial Fund
    J.V. and Paula Brotherton Endowed Grant
    Carroll Davis Endowed Scholarship
    Dr. L.O. Dickson Grant
    Eastern Star Nursing Grant
    Forty Year Club Endowed Tuition Grant
    Gerald & Rachel Goforth Endowed Grant
    Dr. Walter and Gladys Geyer Endowed Scholarship
    Bill and Jean Harvey Endowed Tuition Grant
    Samuel and Dorothy Honse Endowed Tuition Grant
    Earl Hooker Nursing Grant
    Wayne Hooker Nursing Grant
    Kaiser Nursing/Engineering Grant
    Dr. John Lamb Memorial Grant
    Ode Maddox Fund
    Mena Schools Endowed Grant
    Nachtrieb Endowed Tuition Grant
    Max H. Pearson Foundation Grant Endowment
    RMCC Maintenance Staff Grant
    Dale Rodgers Family Endowed Tuition Grant
    Scholarship/Grant Fund
    Richard K. and Betty M. Speairs Mathematics/Science Grant
    Ed and Dorothy Stevenson Endowed Tuition Grant
    Thrailkill Family Endowed Grant
    Rudolph and Gerritje Timmerman Endowed Scholarship
    Union Bank Endowed Tuition Grant
    US Electrical Motors, Division of Emerson Electric
    John and Lillie Faulkner Grant Fund
    Rain Blockley Endowed Scholarship
    ETS and UB Book Scholarship
    RMCC Theatre Arts Scholarship

Detailed Scholarship/Tuition Grant Information


Bill Abernathy Endowed Tuition Grant
Students from Mena, Acorn, or Oden should be considered first, but the grant is not limited to those students. The grant should be based on need and the possibility of success with support. The grant is to be applied to the cost of tuition and is awarded annually.

American Legion Auxilliary Grant
The grant is designed to provide women students attending RMCC with the funds to complete their education. The grant is based on need and academic performance. The grant is to be applied to tuition for two semesters with preference to students from Polk County and is awarded annually.

B & D Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide funds for tuition, books, fees and other related costs to students who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.  Students may reapply for this scholarship for a second year if they have maintained a 3.0 grade point average.

Scott Berry Memorial Fund
This grant is to be awarded to a student with academic and leadership abilities. The grant is to be applied for educational expenses for two semesters with preference to students pursuing an education in journalism; however, funds should not be restricted to such majors. Terms will be stated in an award letter and will be congruent with guidelines established by the Scott Berry Memorial Fund Committee. The Committee will be solely responsible for the selection of the awardee. Students may reapply. This scholarship will be awarded only if funds are available.

Joseph Wm. Blasberg, Jr. Entrepreneurship Memorial Grant
(Available Fall 2010)
The grant’s purpose is to allow for flexibility in serving the needs of the Entrepreneurship Program or students who are seeking to be entrepreneurs at Rich Mountain Community College. This grant may support student participation in entrepreneurial related activities, provide equipment or supplies for the Entrepreneurship Program, or provide supplemental aid to students, who have a special interest in entrepreneurism, with special financial needs.

J.V. and Paula Brotherton Endowed Grant
The Brotherton Grant provides financial assistance based on need to students who are the descendants of employees of F.M. Dix Co Inc. or Brodix, Inc. The grant shall not exceed the cost of tuition for two semesters and is awarded annually. It is based on need and academic performance.

Carroll Davis Endowed Scholarship
Graduates from High School are eligible for the scholarship. Priority will be given to a Polk County High School graduate. The scholarship is based on need, academic ability, and potential for future success. It is renewable for a second year based on attendance at RMCC and academic performance. The scholarship is to be applied to the cost of tuition, books, or fees. Priority will be given to students who plan on completing a two-year degree at RMCC.

Dr. L.O. Dickson Grant
The first priority of the grant is for students in nursing or AA with a focus on science or math with a medical interest. The grant may be applied to tuition, books, and fees for two semesters.

Eastern Star Nursing Grant
The grant is designed to provide nursing students attending RMCC with funds to complete their education. The grant is based on need and academic performance. The grant is to be applied to tuition for two semesters with preference to students from Polk County and is awarded annually.

Forty Year Club Endowed Tuition Grant
The grant is to be awarded to graduates of Mena High School. The award for not more than the amount of tuition is applied to the students' account for two semesters and may be renewed a second year with the recipients' demonstration of a 2.5 GPA and successful completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours. The award is based on financial need and academic performance.

Gerald & Rachel Goforth Endowed Grant
The purpose of this fund is to provide endowed tuition grants to students demonstrating academic ability and economic need. Priority will be given to students in the medical field or those majoring in business administration.

Dr. Walter and Gladys Geyer Endowed Scholarship
(Available Fall 2010)
The purpose of this fund is to provide endowed scholarships to students majoring in communications or aviation.  Students must demonstrate financial need and academic excellence.  The earnings from this fund are to cover tuition, books, fees, and other educationally related costs. 

Bill and Jean Harvey Endowed Tuition Grant
The grant is based on need and academic performance. The grant is awarded annually and applied to the cost of tuition for two semesters with preference to students from Polk County.

Samuel and Dorothy Honse Endowed Tuition Grant
The grant is applied to tuition for two semesters and is awarded annually. It is based on need and academic performance.

Earl Hooker Nursing Grant
The grant is designed to provide nursing students attending RMCC with funds to complete their education. The grant is based on need and academic performance. The grant is to be applied to tuition for two semesters with preference to students from Polk County and is awarded annually.

Wayne Hooker Nursing Grant
The grant is designed to provide nursing students attending RMCC with funds to complete their education. The grant is based on need and academic performance. The grant is to be applied to tuition for two semesters with preference to students from Polk County and is awarded annually.

Kaiser Nursing/Engineering Grant
The grant is designed to provide nursing or mechanical engineering student attending RMCC with funds to complete their education. The grant is based on need and academic performance. The grant is to be applied to the cost of tuition, books, and fees for two semesters (three semesters/ summer for nursing students). The grant is awarded to nursing students on odd years and to mechanical engineering students on even years. If there are no mechanical engineering students, the funds will be retained and awarded the next year if a student qualifies.

Dr. John Lamb Memorial Grant
The grant is restricted to students entering a program at RMCC that will lead to a state certification, certificate, or degree relating to the medical field. Associate Degree programs are included as long as the degree program includes prerequisites for the major of study and/or degree program the student specifies on the scholarship application. The award is based on need and the ability of the student to be successful in completion of their studies. The grant for $250 per semester is to be applied to the educational costs of the student and will be awarded annually.

Ode Maddox Fund
The purpose of this fund is to provide grants to students demonstrating need.  The grant is based on need and academic performance and may cover tuition, books, and fees for two semesters.  Students must maintain a 2.25 gpa.

Mena Schools Endowed Grant
The grant shall not exceed the cost of tuition for two semesters and is awarded annually to seniors of Mena High School. It is based on need, academic performance, and demonstrated commitment to their program of study at RMCC. The grant is only awarded to entering freshmen.

Nachtrieb Endowed Tuition Grant
Award priority is for students majoring in science, art or music; however, it is not limited to students in these areas. The grant is based on need and academic performance. The grant is to be applied to the cost of tuition for two semesters per student and is awarded annually.

Max H. Pearson Foundation Grant Endowment
The need based grant is to be applied for tuition, the costs of books ($500 per semester maximum), and fees associated with attendance at RMCC. Priority will be given to students based on financial need. The distribution of Grants funds will be awarded according to the following priority:

  • First priority shall be given to students majoring in the field of communications as related.
  • If there are no communication majors applying for the grant or if the earnings for distributions exceed the awards granted to communications majors, the second priority shall be given to students majoring in engineering. (Priority will be given to those majoring in engineering associated with the communications industry.)
  • Third priority shall be given to business administration majors.

RMCC Maintenance Staff Grant
The Grant is designed to provide maintenance staff at RMCC with funds to purchase books for classes they take at RMCC. The grant is to be applied to the cost of books and fees for maintenance staff based on a letter written to the scholarship committee stating their need. If more applications are received than funds available, the decision about the distribution of the funds will be based on the decisions of the Scholarship Committee of RMCC.

Dale Rodgers Family Endowed Tuition Grant
Grant I is awarded for tuition, fees, books, or supplies for two semesters with preference given to students in the nursing program (but it is not limited to nurses). It is awarded annually.
Grant II may be used for tuition, fees, books, or supplies for two semesters. It is awarded to students over the age of 25 who have established an associate/certificate degree plan. It is awarded annually.

Scholarship/Grant Fund
The Scholarship/Grant Fund is a general scholarship fund to be used at the discretion of the President of RMCC for students who need additional funds at unscheduled times, or for the institution to award scholarships/grants other than endowed scholarships/grants.

Richard K. and Betty M. Speairs Mathematics/Science Grant
The specific purpose of the grant is to enhance the opportunities in mathematics and science for students and faculty at RMCC. Supplemental scholarship/tuition aid to students with special financial needs and demonstrated academic ability or with a special interest in mathematics and science may be awarded second semester based on the recommendation of the math and science instructors.

Ed and Dorothy Stevenson Endowed Tuition Grant
Grant I is awarded to students from Polk County and based on need. The grant is to be applied to tuition, books, and fees for two semesters.
Grant II is awarded based on need and academic performance. It must be awarded to a student from Cove, Vandervoort, Hatton, or Wickes, who graduated from Wickes or Van-Cove High School. The grant is to be applied to tuition, books, and fees for two semesters.

Thrailkill Family Endowed Grant
(Available Fall 2010)
The grant’s purpose is to provide Business Administration majors (1st priority) and Associate of Arts degree seeking students (2nd priority) funds for the costs of tuition, fees, and books.  This grant will be awarded annually, and may be renewable for the second year.  If the student requests to renew the grant for a second year, they must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average during their first academic year.  Any degree seeking student may apply for this grant.

Rudolph and Gerritje Timmerman Endowed Scholarship
The Timmerman Scholarship provides financial assistance based on need and academic performance to students who are interested in science or broadcast media. If students have other needs and are not enrolled in science or media classes, they may be awarded the scholarship. The scholarship may not exceed the cost of tuition and books. Students may reapply.

Union Bank Endowed Tuition Grant
Students from Polk County are eligible for this grant. The grant is applied to tuition for two semesters and is awarded annually. It is based on need and academic performance.

US Electrical Motors, Division of Emerson Electric
The scholarship is designed to provide students who are children or grandchildren of US Motors employees, who wish to attend RMCC, with funds to continue their education. The scholarship is designed for students who have exhibited above average academic performance and need financial assistance. The scholarship is to be applied to tuition for up to four semesters to full time students and is awarded annually. Students must maintain a 2.0 average to continue eligibility for the scholarship.

John and Lillie Faulkner Grant Fund
Students from Polk County should be considered first, but the grant is not limited to those students. Students whose families are members of Rich Mountain Electrical Cooperative are to be given first priority. The grant should be based on need and the possibility of success with support, and is to be applied to the cost of tuition, books, fees and other educationally related costs and is awarded annually.

Rain Blockley Endowed Scholarship
Recipients of this scholarship must be a Licensed Practical Nurse pursuing a certificate to be a Registered Nurse. At the time of the scholarship award, the student must fulfill the minimum requirements for acceptance into the RN program and demonstrate financial need. The recipient must maintain 3.0 grade point average to continue receiving this scholarship in subsequent semesters.

ETS and UB Book Scholarship
Applicants must have graduated from high school as an active participant in either ETS or UB and must have unmet financial need. Applicants can be entering either the freshman or sophomore year of college and may be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time student.

RMCC Theatre Arts Scholarship
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide full-time students involved with Rich Mountain Community College’s Theatre Arts Program with funds to assist with the cost of tuition, fees, and books for classes they are enrolled in at Rich Mountain Community College.


Foundation scholarship recipients must maintain academic progress. Students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and carry a full load of at least 12 hours to receive the full grant, unless otherwise stated in the scholarship criteria. Developmental hours are included in enrollment hours and cumulative GPA when evaluating academic progress. Students receiving scholarship/grants for the Fall semester will automatically be renewed based on academic progress. Spring recipients will receive the scholarship/grant for one semester. Scholarships are awarded on a yearly basis. Applicants must reapply each year to be considered for these funds unless otherwise noted.

The RMCC Scholarship Committee makes final decisions for all Institutional and Foundation scholarship awards. Awarding of scholarships is contingent upon the availability of funds. A student who is serving a disciplinary probation/suspension will not be eligible to receive an Institutional or Foundation scholarship award. The student may appeal this decision through the Student Appeals Committee.

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