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

(Up to 10% of selection decision) 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

(Up to 25% of selection decision) 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

(Up to 20% of selection decision) 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

(Up to 15% of selection decision) 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

(Up to 15% of selection decision) 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

(Up to 15% of selection decision) A professional looking and complete application can be a decisive factor for selection particularly among competitive applicants. Ten points will be awarded for a complete typewritten application; respondents are expected to respond to each question. Remember to spell-check your application.

FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE
(FOR FAFSA AND DIRECT LOANS)

002335

 

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE

Phone Number
(507) 433-0600 or
1-800-247-5039

Fax Number
(507) 433-0515

Address
1900 8th Ave. NW
Austin, MN 55912

Office Hours
Mon — Thurs, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fri, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

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