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More Than 100 College Scholarships Available at RCC

Richmond Community College has more than 100 annual scholarships provided by gifts of donors and benefactors to the RCC Foundation. We encourage all current and prospective students to fill out our application to be considered for a college scholarship. Scholarship applications are also available in the Financial Aid Office and are due at the end of March each year. If you have questions about any of our scholarships, call the Financial Aid Office at (910) 410-1723.

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Working Scholarship

One scholarship unique to Richmond Community College is the Working Scholarship, which was created in response to working students and families who were being denied full state and federal financial aid options because they were earning a living. The scholarship is available to individuals who work at least 10 hours per week.  

Work Scholarship Criteria

Working Scholarship Application

College Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships for transfer students are available at most four year colleges. Some colleges have developed special transfer scholarships for community college students who have excelled academically.

College Transfer Scholarships

NC State Board of Refrigeration Examiners Scholarship

The SBRE scholarship program was created to benefit students who are enrolled in or plan to enroll in either an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program of Study in HVACR or an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Commercial Refrigeration Technology.  

NC SBRE Scholarship Criteria

NC SBRE Scholarship Application

Endowed Scholarships

THE ESTELLA ALDERMAN FLYNT-LINA FLYNT BAUERSFELD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established initially by a gift from Lina Flynt Bauersfeld to honor the memory of her mother, Estella Alderman Flynt. It was expanded later by gifts made in memory of Lina Flynt Bauersfeld by her family, friends, and former students and renamed the Estella Alderman Flynt-Lina Flynt Bauersfeld Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time second-year student who demonstrates exceptional ability and interest in English.

THE ANNIE BROOKS BEAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Francis and Martha Beam de Vos and their children established these scholarships in memory of Mrs. Annie Brooks Beam, the mother of Mrs. de Vos. The scholarships are awarded to Richmond County residents enrolled full-time in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum who demonstrate scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. These scholarships are renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE JOSEPH D. BEAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Established by Joseph D. Beam, Jr. to honor the memory of his father, the Joseph D. Beam Scholarships are awarded to deserving Richmond County residents who have achieved academic excellence and are enrolled full-time in Mechanical Engineering Technology or Electronic Engineering Technology. Preference will be given to graduating high school seniors. These awards are renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE RUSSELL E. BENNETT, III MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Russell E. Bennett, Jr. to honor the memory of his son, the Russell E. Bennett, III Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Richmond County resident enrolled full-time in the first year of the Information Systems curriculum who demonstrates scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. This award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE EMMA LOU DANIELS BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by her husband, Harry T. Brown, and sister-in-law, Kay G. Cavendish, the Emma Lou Daniels Brown Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled full-time in the first year of an associate degree curriculum who demonstrates scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The recipient must be a resident of Richmond or Scotland County. The award may be renewable for a second year if the recipient maintains a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

THE HARRY T. & GEORGE W. BROWN CRAFTSMANS CONTINUING EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is intended to honor the memory of Harry T. and George W. Brown by providing financial support to individuals wishing to develop skills in the various construction trades either as a hobby or in preparation of a career as a craftsman through non-curriculum course and program offerings at Richmond Community College. The applicant must be a resident of Richmond or Scotland counties, be enrolled in either a Continuing Education program or course in a construction related field, and based on need. Preference will be given to carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, and other construction related courses and programs.

THE GENE AND ALICE BURRELL SCHOLARSHIP

This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a second-year student who has completed at least 24 semester hours at the Associate in Arts level with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and no grade lower than “C”. The recipient must also have completed at least two history courses at Richmond Community College with no grade lower than “A” and have plans to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree with a major in history.

THE RUTH McFARLAND BYNUM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by her husband, Charles K. Bynum, the Ruth McFarland Bynum Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving Richmond County resident enrolled in the Business Administration curriculum. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE CSX TRANSPORTATION SCHOLARSHIP

The CSX Transportation Scholarship is awarded to an employee of the CSX System, a child of an employee or a dislocated employee who is accepted for enrollment in any vocational, technical, or college transfer curriculum. Criteria for selection includes scholastic promise and academic achievement. The award will be given to a Richmond County resident who is enrolled full-time and may be renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE J. NEAL CADIEU, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Established by J. Neal Cadieu, Jr. to honor the memory of his father, the J. Neal Cadieu, Sr. Memorial Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled full-time in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. The awards will be given to deserving Richmond County residents who demonstrate scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The scholarships are renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE CAROLYN WILSON CARTER MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Carolyn Wilson Carter by her family and friends. This $750 scholarship is awarded upon recommendation of the Nursing Department Chairman to a second-year Associate Degree Nursing student enrolled full-time.

THE DOROTHY KING CHISHOLM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by her husband, Ed Chisholm, the Dorothy King Chisholm Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student entering the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. The $750 award will be given to a deserving Richmond County resident who demonstrates scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE ROBERT L. COLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Robert L. Cole Memorial Scholarship was established by his wife, Mrs. Sara O. Cole, to assist a full-time student enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing, Criminal Justice, or Human Services Technology curriculum. The award is given to a deserving Richmond County resident who demonstrates scholastic promise and academic achievement. This scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE BARBARA S. CONDER BASIC SKILLS SCHOLARSHIP

Established by her husband, J. Richard Conder, in her honor, the Barbara S. Conder Endowed Basic Skills Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of the Richmond Community College Basic Skills Program who is enrolled full-time in a curriculum program at the College. This scholarship is awarded based on a combination of financial need, scholastic promise, and academic achievement.

THE ABBIE G. COVINGTON SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Abbie G. Covington, former Mayor of Hamlet and a long-time Accounting instructor at RCC, this scholarship is for a first-year student in a curriculum program who is a family member of an employee of the City of Hamlet. In addition, the recipient must demonstrate scholastic promise and financial need. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE DANIEL ROBERT CURRIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Daniel Robert Currie Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student entering the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. The scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Daniel F. Currie in tribute to the memory of their son, Daniel Robert Currie, and has been supported by numerous friends and members of the Currie Family. The scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE LINDSEY G. DeWITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships were established in memory of Lindsey Guy DeWitt by the DeWitt Family to assist full-time students entering the Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, or Machinist curriculum. Preference is given to Richmond County residents. The recipient must demonstrate academic achievement, scholastic ability, and financial need. These awards are renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE ELEANOR AND SAIRFAX DOCKERY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Miss Betsy Sairfax Dockery established the Eleanor Mary Dockery Memorial Scholarship in memory of her sister. After her death, the scholarship was renamed by their family to honor both ladies. The award is available to a Richmond County resident on the basis of need. Eligible students must be enrolled full-time in a vocational, technical, or college transfer curriculum. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE MARY ELIZABETH AND NICHOLAS WEST DOCKERY, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas West Dockery, Jr., the Mary Elizabeth and Nicholas West Dockery, Sr. Memorial Scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need to a Richmond County resident enrolled in the first year of an associate degree curriculum. This award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE RHONDA W. DUNLAP MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in memory of Mrs. Rhonda W. Dunlap by her daughters, Mrs. Leone D. McLester and Mrs. Roberta D. Sumpter, this scholarship is awarded to a first-year full- or part-time student in a curriculum program leading to an Associate in Arts degree with a stated intention of pursuing certification as a teacher associate. The part-time student must be enrolled in at least six hours each semester. This award is renewable for subsequent semesters with no more than a total of six academic semesters or three academic years.

THE EARL G. DUNN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Chief Deputy Earl G. Dunn to assist a deserving student enrolled full-time in the Criminal Justice curriculum. The recipient must be a currently employed Richmond County law enforcement officer, a graduating Richmond Senior High School student, or a second-year Criminal Justice student.

THE DR. GEORGE A. FERRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Hamlet Hospital and the friends of Dr. George A. Ferré to honor his memory, this scholarship is awarded to a student in the Medical Assisting Technology curriculum who demonstrates scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE NEILL GRAHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Neill Graham, a former Business instructor at RCC, this scholarship is awarded to a student who has demonstrated excellence in business studies. The recipient shall be a second-year full-time student who has attained the highest GPA in the Business Division after completing the first-year of his or her program as a full-time student.

THE JOSEPH W. GRIMSLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Funded by a bequest made by RCC’s former president, Joseph W. Grimsley, before his death on July 13, 2001, these awards are granted to first-year students on the basis of demonstrated achievement and leadership. The awards are renewable for a second year of study based on satisfactory performance.

THE MELVA W. HAMILTON SCHOLARSHIP

Melva W. Hamilton established this scholarship for a first-year full-time student in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum who demonstrates scholastic promise and financial need. If a qualified Nursing student is not available, the award may be granted to a student in the Medical Assisting Technology curriculum who meets all of the other qualifications. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE J. ROBERT (BOB) HARRISON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The J. Robert (Bob) Harrison Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Elizabeth W. Harrison as a tribute to her husband. The scholarship is awarded to a first-year full or part-time student enrolled in the Electronics Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Information Systems curriculum. Part-time students must be enrolled at last ½ time. To be eligible for the scholarship, a student must demonstrate academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to those applicants who are employed part or full-time. The scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE WYNDIE DANIELS BROWN HAYES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Wyndie Daniels Brown Hayes by her parents, Harry and Emma Brown. The award is given to a deserving Richmond or Scotland County resident enrolled full-time in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum who demonstrates scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE THOMAS B. HUNTER MEMORIAL AND FLORENCE LEDBETTER HUNTER SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships were established by the children of Thomas B. and Florence Ledbetter Hunter. The Thomas B. Hunter Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence is awarded annually to the entering second-year Associate Degree Nursing Student who has achieved the highest GPA on ADN curriculum courses taken during the first year (fall, spring, and summer) of the ADN program. The Florence Ledbetter Hunter Scholarship is awarded to the second-year ADN student who had demonstrated exceptional professional and clinical nursing skills during the first year of the ADN program.

THE JOHNSON-SHEPHERD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Lonnie T. and Eileen E. Johnson to honor the memories of their parents and grandparents. The recipient must be a first-year full-time student in a curriculum program leading to an Associate in Arts degree who plans to attend a four-year college or university to attain a baccalaureate degree. In addition, the recipient must demonstrate scholastic promise and financial need. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE G.R. AND MARY ELLEN KINDLEY SCHOLARSHIP

Mr. G.R. Kindley established this scholarship to assist a first-year full-time student in the Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum. The recipient must be a resident of Richmond County and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for all courses taken in high school, or a minimum of 275 on the GED. The scholarship may be renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE KIWANIS GOLDEN ‘K’ CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

The Kiwanis Golden ‘K’ Club of Laurinburg established these scholarships to provide assistance for students entering the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. The linage of these scholarships has now passed to the current Kiwanis Club of Laurinburg. These scholarships are awarded to Scotland County residents who demonstrate scholastic promise, academic achievement, and dedication to the nursing profession. The awards are renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE ANNIE LOUISE LACKEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to provide assistance to a student enrolling full-time in the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science curriculum. The scholarship is awarded to a Richmond County resident based on need and ability. Preference will be given to applicants who express an interest in completing their baccalaureate studies at Wingate University. The scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE LEADERSHIP RICHMOND SCHOLARSHIP

Their scholarship was established by the Leadership Richmond Class of 2005-2006 and continued by the Classes of 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. Qualified applicants must reside in Richmond County and be enrolled full or part time in a vocational, technical or college transfer program. Selection is based on both need and merit.

THE THOMAS AND MAY BURCH MacCALLUM SCHOLARSHIP

The MacCallum Scholarship is awarded to a resident of Richmond County who is enrolled full-time in a vocational, technical, or college transfer curriculum. The scholarship is awarded based on demonstrated financial need and academic achievement and is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE ALTON L. McAULEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Jackie McAuley in honor of her late husband, Alton McAuley. Alton was an agribusiness owner and lifelong resident of the Ellerbe area who was committed to the growth and success of Richmond County. The intent in establishing this scholarship is to provide opportunity to Richmond County residents so that they may contribute to the economic growth of their community. Applicants must reside in Richmond County to be eligible. Selection is need-based, with preference given to applicants enrolled in an agriculture-related program.

THE WOODROW AND MARY McINNIS EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is established in memory of Woodrow and Mary McInnis with an initial gift from Mr. Thomas M. McInnis, Jeff, Mary Ann, Olivia and Will Meacham. The scholarship is awarded to a recipient who has passed the 9th grade of Ellerbe Junior High School or resides in the portion of Richmond County served by Ellerbe Junior High School. The recipient must be enrolled in a program that supports completion of a four-year degree leading to certification as a teacher in the North Carolina public schools. The award is for a first-year full-time student who demonstrates financial and is not renewable for a second year.

THE HARRIS McKINNON McRAE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships were established by the McRae Family in memory of Harris McKinnon McRae to assist deserving full-time Business Administration students. Preference for the McRae scholarships will be given to graduating high school seniors residing in the northern part of Richmond County (Ellerbe and above). These scholarships are awarded to full-time students and are renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE ANGUS D. & MARY T. PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Mary Jane Wells in memory of her parents. The recipient must be a second-year student in the Richmond Community College’s ADN program with a grade-point-average of not less than a “B” for the recipient’s first year. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ability and character are required. One letter must be a designated member of the Nursing Faculty attesting to their personal observation of the potential applicant.

THE MEG C. QUEEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Meg C. Queen Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Meg Queen in commemoration of her service to Richmond Community College and Richmond County. The scholarship is awarded to a first-year student enrolled in a vocational, technical, or college transfer curriculum who demonstrates scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE RCC TRUSTEES BASIC SKILLS SCHOLARSHIP

Established by the Richmond Community College Board of Trustees.

THE VERA ANDERSON ROSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is established in memory of Vera Anderson Rose by a bequest from the estate of her sister, Madeline A. Jones, to assist a student enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. The recipient must be a resident of Richmond or Scotland County and the award is a based on financial need and merit. The scholarship may be renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE LOU ANN SMITH SINGLETON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in memory of Lou Ann Smith Singleton by her mother, Margaret Smith, this scholarship will be awarded to a first-year, full- or part-time student enrolled in Mechanical Engineering Technology who demonstrates financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE JEAN AND JOHN BENJAMIN SMITH, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established in memory of her parents by Ms. Gretchen Smith, this scholarship is awarded to a full-time student enrolled in a vocational, technical, or college transfer curriculum. The recipient must be a resident of Richmond County and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for all courses taken in high school, or a minimum score of 275 on the GED test. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE EMMA M. STANCIL AND CAPTAIN WALTER R. STANCIL, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by Mr. Walter R. Stancil, Sr., a graduate and trustee of Richmond Community College, to honor the memory of his wife, Emma M. Stancil, and son, Captain Walter R. Stancil, Jr., both of whom were killed in a automobile accident on February10, 2002. The scholarship will be awarded annually on the basis of merit and need to a graduate of RCC’s Basic Skills Program who has been admitted to a RCC curriculum program. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE DR. ROBERT D. STREET SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Dr. Robert D. Street, retired Vice President for Administration at RCC, this scholarship provides an award to a first-year, full-time student in a curriculum program within the Business Technology Division. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. The award may be renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE SUSIE B. THRIFT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established Robert H. and Julia G. McIntosh to honor the memory of Ms. Susie Thrift, former Science Teacher at Ellerbe High School in Ellerbe, NC. Her dedication and ability to perceive and develop the potential in her students serve as a model and inspiration for all instructors. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage students to continue their education and fully develop their potential. Special consideration is to be given to students who exhibit unforeseen potential through markedly improved performance later in their academic careers

THE THAD & MARY JANE USSERY SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Mr. Thad L. Ussery, this scholarship is intended to support Richmond Community College’s efforts to provide a trained and ready workforce for industry locating or expanding in Richmond County. Criteria for the scholarship include a student enrolled in a STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields or the Welding curriculum. Recipients must be residents of Richmond County, enrolled at least ½ time, and based on need and merit.

THE D.D. AND ESTA C. WICKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The D.D. and Esta C. Wicker Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student entering a college transferable curriculum. This award is given by Thomas G. (Tom) and Kathleen C. Wicker in memory of their parents to a deserving Richmond County resident who demonstrates scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE DR. B. WINGATE WILLIAMSON, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. B. Wingate Williamson, Jr. established this scholarship to assist a first-year full-time student in a two-year curriculum. The recipient must be a resident of Richmond County and have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for all courses taken in high school, or a minimum score of 275 on the GED. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher with no grade lower than “C”.

Annual Gift Scholarships

THE BENNETT FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is awarded to a customer, an employee, or an immediate family member of a customer or an employee of the Ellerbe Telephone Company. The recipient must be accepted for enrollment as a first-year full-time student in a two-year curriculum. Preference will be given to applicants enrolling in the Electronics Engineering Technology and Business Administration curricula (in that order) before qualified applicants in other curricula will be considered. The recipient must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for all courses taken in high school, or a minimum score of 275 on the GED test. The $1,000 award may be renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher with no grade lower than “C”.

THE POLLY BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Polly Brown, a long-time employee of Richmond Community College. The $250 scholarship will be awarded to a full-time second-year student in a two-year curriculum. The recipient must have completed a minimum of 20 semester hours with a 3.0 minimum grade point average during the first year.

THE BUTLER MANUFACTURING COMPANY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Butler Manufacturing Company in Laurinburg, this scholarship is intented to encourage and financially support post-secondary opportunities. The recipient must be a resident of Richmond or Scotland counties, enrolled in a curriculum program for at least 6 credit hours, and demonstrate financial need and academic potential.

THE CASCADES INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Cascades Tissue Group in Rockingham, this scholarship is designed to benefit students who demonstrate scholastic promise and academic achievement while pursuing an Associate in Applied Science Degree in a program focused on industrial training. The Cascades Industrial Innovation Scholarship aims to encourage students who have the potential to bring exemplary critical thinking and troubleshooting skills to employment in an industrial setting. Selection is entirely merit-based, and recipients must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA with no grade lower than a “C” while carrying at least a 12-hour course load in order to be eligible for renewal.

THE CHRISTIAN CLOSET MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established originally as the Christian Closet Merit Scholarship to assist a deserving student in his/her educational effort. The $1,000 stipend would be used for tuition, books, and fees.

THE CARLTON C. CULLER MICHAEL W. SELLERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established originally by Michael W. Sellers in memory of Carlton C. Culler to assist a full-time student enrolled in the Information Systems curriculum. Following the untimely death of Michael Sellers, the scholarship has been supported by Mrs. Pat Culler of Associated Business Systems as a memorial to both men. The $750 scholarship is awarded to an applicant who demonstrates financial need and is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE JACKSON L. DAWKINS, JR. SCHOLARSHIP

The Jackson L. Dawkins, Jr. Scholarship is awarded to a full-time student in a vocational, technical, or college transfer curriculum. The recipient of the $400 award must have a grade point average of 2.5 for all courses taken in high school, or a minimum score of 275 of the GED test and demonstrate financial need. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE CYNTHIA GIBSON MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

The Cynthia Gibson Memorial Nursing Scholarship was established to assist a single mother demonstrating financial need enrolled in the ADN Program. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE TIM AND NICOLE HAYDEN SCHOLARSHIP

The Tim and Nicole Hayden Scholarship was designed to benefit students who demonstrate academic progress, exemplary work ethic, and a strong dedication to foster positive growth for the small business community in Richmond County. Preferred areas of study include Business and Information Technology. The Tim and Nicole Hayden Scholarship was developed by local business owners Tim and Nicole Hayden as a way to encourage students who are excited by all aspects of owning and/or operating a business, from marketing techniques to customer service to personnel. Special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate leadership skills and community involvement.

THE KIWANIS CLUB OF LAUINBURG BOOKSHIP

This scholarship was established by the Kiwanis Club of Laurinburg to assist a deserving Scotland County resident in his or her educational efforts at RCC. The $350 stipend is awarded to a full- or part-time student who needs financial assistance in purchasing required books and educational materials.

THE PHYLLIS D. LONG MEMORIAL NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in memory of Mrs. Phyllis D. Long by her family honoring her life-long service to the citizens of Richmond County. The recipient must be a resident of Richmond County and enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at RCC. The stipend of $2,000 is awarded primarily based on need and is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE KIMBERLY C. MELTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by her family to assist a full-time student in the Nursing Assistant curriculum based on financial need.

THE DR. SAM D. MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Mrs. Anne M. Morgan to honor the memory of her husband who was the first president of Richmond Community College (then Richmond Technical Institute), the Morgan Scholarship will be awarded starting in 2011-2012.

THE MORRISON CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION SCHOLARSHIP

This $750 scholarship was established originally by the Morrison Youth Institution Social Interaction-Development (SID) Group and has been continued by the Morrison Correctional Institution. A recipient must be enrolled full-time in the first year of a technical or vocational curriculum program and have a financial need. Priority of selection will be given to an applicant who is on probation/parole in the correctional system or a former inmate of a correctional institution. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Employees or immediate family members of employees of Morrison Correctional Institution are not eligible to apply.

THE MARGARET USSERY AND ROBERT FRANKLIN PENCE, JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established initially by Mrs. Margaret U. Pence in memory of her husband, this $500 scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the first year of the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum who demonstrates scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. After the death of Mrs. Pence, her family requested the scholarship honor the memory of both their parents. The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic achievement.

THE RCC HUMAN SERVICES CLUB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Human Services Club of Richmond Community College established this $500 scholarship in memory of Rosa Chambers and Versa Morman, former students who died in the Imperial Foods fire in 1991, to provide assistance for Human Services Technology Students who demonstrate scholastic promise, academic achievement, and dedication to the Human Services profession. The recipients must be entering the second year of studies and maintaining an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.

THE RICHMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students enrolled full-time in any curriculum. One Richmond County and one Scotland County recipient will be selected. The recipients must demonstrate scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The scholarships are renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic progress.

THE RICHMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

These $1,000 scholarships were established by the RCC Faculty and Staff to assist first-year students enrolling full-time in any diploma or degree curriculum. The awards are intended to offset the cost of two full-time semesters of study. The recipients must be legitimate scholars as demonstrated by prior academic excellence and must be committed to community involvement and life-long learning.

THE RIGGINS’ FAMILY NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by the Riggins’ Family of Laurinburg to benefit a student enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. Recipient must be a resident of Scotland County and a full-time student. Upon satisfactory performance this scholarship is renewable for the second year.

THE JOHN T. ROBICH HUMAN SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

Established by Mrs. Rachel E. Thompson to honor of Professor John T. Robich of Richmond Community College’s Human Services division. Recipient may be full- or part-time enrolled in the Human Services curriculum. The scholarship is renewable to the equivalent of two full years of study and based on need, then merit.

ROCKINGHAM CIVITAN CLUB BASIC SKILLS SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by the Rockingham Civitan Club for a graduate in the Richmond Community College’s GED or Adult High School Program. The applicant must be a resident of Richmond County, enrolled at least half-time (6 hours or more), and selection will be based on a combination of need and merit.

THE SEALED AIR CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIPS

These $750 scholarships were established by the Sealed Air Corporation to assist full-time students enrolled in the first year of a two-year Associate Degree program. The recipient must demonstrate scholastic promise, academic achievement, and financial need. The scholarship is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE RICHARD THORPE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Established by his wife and life-long friend, Bobby Singletary, the $750 Richard Thorpe Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a first-year student enrolled in a vocational, technical, or college transfer curriculum. The recipient must be a resident of Richmond County and demonstrate financial need. Priority will be given to applicants who are (a) employed in the textile industry or whose parents are employed in the textile industry and/or (b) are graduates of Rohanen High or Junior High School or children of Rohanen graduates.

THE UNIMIN CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by the Unimin Corporation to benefit students pursuing an Associate Degree or Diploma in a program related to math, science, engineering, or industry with continuation of academic studies toward a four-year degree. Preference will be given to family members of current Unimin employees with special consideration to students declaring their interest in pursuing their four-year degree. The $1,000 stipend is available to a full-time student (12 or more semester hours), $750 for a three-quarters (9-11 semester hours), or $500 for a half-time student (6-8 semester hours). maintaining a 2.5 GPA and no grade lower than a “C”.

The award is renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance not exceeding four full-time semester hours (half-time eight semester hours).

THE VULCAN MATERIALS COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

The Vulcan Materials Company offers this $1,000 scholarship to a full-time student in a curriculum program who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need. Priority will be given to Vulcan employees or their family members before considering other qualified applicants. If awarded to a first-year student, the scholarship may be renewable for a second year upon satisfactory academic performance.

THE WOMAN’S CLUB OF HAMLET SUSIE B. POWERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This $750 scholarship was established in tribute to the memory of Susie B. Powers, a charter member of the Woman’s Club of Hamlet. The recipient must be a second-year student enrolled full-time in the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum and must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 for all courses taken in the first year. Preference will be given to a female resident of Hamlet, however, this is not a requirement.