Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Selection Criteria for Riverland Community College Foundation Scholarships

The scholarship review committee reviews the entire scholarship application packet including scholastic achievements, responses to application questions (including community service, education and career goals, etc.) and recommendation form.

FINANCIAL NEED

A student’s education-related expenses not covered by financial aid will be examined. Students receive points for various levels of financial need. Applicants must complete either the financial aid application (FAFSA) or the Financial Need section on the scholarship application form. Additionally, students should describe financial need as requested on the scholarship application.

SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT

Students receive points for various levels of academic achievement. Students receiving the award must have at minimum a cumulative "C" average (2.00 GPA).

ACTIVITIES PARTICIPATION AND SERVICE TO OTHERS

Your active involvement in clubs, committees, sports, music and other activities, in addition to involvement in service to others is a consideration for selection.

REASON FOR APPLICATION AND FUTURE GOALS

Your reason(s) for application, your future goals, and what you hope to achieve with your education are reviewed in this section of the application.

RECOMMENDATION

A positive recommendation from an instructor, or counselor or principal is very important in the selection process.

APPEARANCE OF THE APPLICATION AND COMPLETION OF ENTIRE APPLICATION

A professional looking and complete application can be a decisive factor for selection. Please respond professionally to each question and remember to check your grammar and spelling.