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Foundation Scholarship Guidelines

Scholarships are to be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and campus housing. Funding of scholarships is contingent upon availability of funds. Claim and use scholarship award in the academic year (excluding summer term) immediately following selection. Any unused portions of scholarship funds, after authorized expenses are paid, remain in the Redlands Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Please Note: Scholarship eligibility and required application documentation will VARY. Be sure to include ALL required documents with EACH scholarship application submitted, including a copy of high school transcript and college transcripts from each college attended.

Scholarship applications are available November 1, and the deadline to apply for most scholarships is March 1. However, Nursing Scholarship applications are due May 31.

Academic Team Transfer Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must be an active member of the Redlands Community College Academic Team - Must be a (Current Year) Redlands Community College graduate who has fulfilled all graduation requirements and completed at least 45 hours of required program at Redlands Community College - Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above prior to the final semester before graduation - Must have written recommendation from the Redlands Community College Academic Team Coach - Recipient must attend a college or university that is regionally or nationally accredited and be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours.
Burruss Family Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Burruss, Geary, Oklahoma. It is the desire of the Burruss’ to assist a worthy student in furthering his or her education.

Must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester - minimum GPA of 2.5 - must have completed one semester of college - must exhibit a strong work ethic along with high character and integrity - preference to residents of Canadian and adjoining counties who demonstrate financial need.
Casey Dell Brantley Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by Peggy Brantley and the late Bob Brantley of Calumet in memory of their daughter Casey Dell Brantley. Casey would have been in the Calumet graduating class of 2001 and the money she had personally saved for her college education was used for the first scholarship award. Casey was interested in pursuing a health-related or legal profession.

Graduating Senior of Calumet High School - preference to health related or legal profession majors - minimum GPA of 2.5 or ACT of 17 - be employed part-time and/or active in community activity or service.
Cathi “Mac” Kennedy Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by Bob and Peggy Brantley in memory of their daughter, Casey Dell Brantley. The scholarship is named in honor of Casey’s favorite teacher, Ms. Cathi “Mac” Kennedy, who touched their daughter’s life in a special way. Ms. Kennedy is a Calumet teacher who goes beyond the duties normally required of a teacher and she will be honored in years to come for this dedication.

Be a graduate of Calumet High School - preference will be given to applicants who indicate an interest in pursuing a health related or legal profession - be employed part-time or active in community - provide a written recommendation from employer, educator, or community leader - minimum GPA of 2.5 or ACT of 17 - enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester.
Cheryl Ross Rinehart Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must be entering into their freshman year of Nursing School. Minimum GPA of 2.75, Submit a one page essay on “Humor and Nursing.”
Drs. Owen and Bess Jenkins Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Student may be a freshman or a returning student entering their sophomore year at Redlands Community College - Must have accumulated a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 3.75 on a 5.0 scale - Recipient must attend Redlands Community College on a full-time basis and enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours - Preference will be given to education majors but other majors will be considered - Students must submit a one page essay on “How receiving a degree will help you in the future.”
El Reno Chamber of Commerce / Leslie F. Roblyer Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must be a graduate of El Reno High School. Must have accumulated a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or achieved a composite score of 17 on the ACT. Must submit a personal letter of career goals with emphasis on leadership, social, and community activities.
El Reno High School Class of ’65 Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by members of the EHS Class of ’65 to leave a lasting legacy for future El Reno High School graduates. This scholarship is awarded to a graduating EHS student who has at least a 2.5 GPA.
El Reno Masonic Lodge #50 / Redlands Aggie Club Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must enroll at Redlands Community College in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester – declare a major in agriculture – enroll as an agriculture science major.
Harold H. & Rebecca Raney Hutson Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by the late Mr. Harold Hutson and Mrs. Rebecca Hutson of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, to provide financial support for an El Reno High School graduate planning to continue their education at Redlands Community College. The award is applied toward tuition, fees, and books.

Must enroll at Redlands Community College in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester – minimum GPA of 2.75 or ACT of 17 - graduate of El Reno high school - provide financial need information.
Henry Jo Von Tungeln Memorial Agriculture Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established in memory of Henry Jo Von Tungeln and is for students who declare a major in agriculture. Applicants are required to write in 200 words or less how they plan to benefit agriculture and those who produce agriculture commodities with this scholarship opportunity.

Must declare a major in Agriculture - Minimum GPA of 2.75 - Student must be enrolling as an Agricultural Science Major - Must submit an essay on how you plan to benefit agriculture and those who produce agriculture commodities with this scholarship opportunity - provide financial need information.
James D. (Jim) Shaw Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
James D. (Jim) Shaw was a faculty member at Redlands Community College for 27 years and a resident of El Reno for 41 years. He was a brilliant scholar and teacher in the communication arts. He loved language, grammar, and vocabulary, and he was a model of dedication and integrity. This scholarship was established to provide assistance to a current Redlands Community College student who reflects these interests and values. The scholarship was established in memory of James D. (Jim) Shaw by his wife (Joquita Shaw), children (Jill Shaw Taylor, Justin Shaw, and Jason Shaw), children-in-law (Ward Taylor, Jennifer Shaw, and Michelle Duffy), grandchildren, and other family members and friends.

Must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours – must be majoring in English, English education or communication arts (including journalism) or pursuing a teaching degree – minimum GPA of 2.5.
Kiwanis, Lions, & Rotary Clubs Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by the Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Clubs of El Reno to provide financial support for a returning, full time RCC student with a proven record of academic excellence to help cover college related expenses.

Awarded to a returning RCC student who has completed a minimum of 30 credits hours at Redlands and attained an overall GPA of 3.0 - selection criteria will include record of service, activities, honors, and awards.
Krystle Rogers Memorial Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours - minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or 3.75 on a 5.0 scale.
Margaret E. Petree Transfer Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
This scholarship is one of the most prestigious awarded by RCC, going to a graduate planning to continue their education at a four-year institution. Applicants are to exhibit outstanding leadership qualities, dedication to the classroom, and superior academic achievement. Two scholarships are awarded each May to RCC graduates transferring to a four-year institution.

Be a resident of the RCC service area - be a RCC graduate who has fulfilled all graduation requirements and completed at least 45 hours of required program at RCC - cumulative GPA of 3.5 prior to final semester before graduation - attend a college or university that is regionally or nationally accredited and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours - submit a letter acknowledging the personal benefit derived from the scholarship and expressing intent to assist others to pursue a college education.
Marie West Lyons Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by Mr. Leon Wayland in memory of Ms. Lyons, who was a member of Chapter AE, P.E.O. She was a longtime resident of El Reno who had an intense interest in journalism, commercial art, and the fine arts in general. The scholarship is awarded to an El Reno High School graduate planning to pursue a degree in one of these related areas.

Graduate of El Reno High School or a high school in the El Reno School district - must be enrolled in either a fine arts or journalism curriculum - two letters of recommendation from people who know applicant’s potential but are unrelated to the applicant - must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
Martha Piper Nursing Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established in honor of Martha Piper, a longtime faculty member in the nursing department. Awarded to a single parent student entering the nursing program as a freshman or a sophomore.
Michael Earl Croy Memorial Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Awarded to an adult nursing student who has completed certain criteria in the RCC nursing program. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Croy, Yukon, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Croy, Binger, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Warren, El Reno, are the donors of the scholarship.

Must have completed NURS 1116: Fundamentals of Nursing at RCC with a C or higher and be enrolled in NURS 1224: Adult Health for the spring semester - submit essay (up to 750 words) stating why nursing has been chosen as a career goal.
Ray Porter Memorial Faculty Senate Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
The Ray Porter Faculty Senate Scholarship is in honor of Dean Emeritus Ray Porter.

Must have completed at least 12 semester hours and current enrollment in at least 12 semester hours - GPA of at least 3.0 – Must provide financial need information – Must show contribution to college life (i.e. participation in Redlands Community College clubs, organizations, or student government or extracurricular activities related to Redlands Community College mission.
Redlands Community College Alumni & Friends Association Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must enroll at Redlands Community College in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester – minimum GPA of 3.0 - provide financial need information.
Redlands Community College Black Foundation Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must enroll at Redlands Community College in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester – minimum GPA of 2.5 during high school – GPA of 2.0 must be maintained while enrolled at Redlands Community College - provide financial need information. Must be a Redlands baseball player.
Redlands Community College Foundation, Inc. Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by the RCC Foundation for students enrolled as full time students at RCC. Each year the Foundation hosts a fund-raiser which funds the majority of these scholarships.

Minimum GPA of 2.5 or ACT of 17 - must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
Redlands Community College Foundation, Inc. / Coca Cola Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must have accumulated a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or achieved a composite score of 17 on the ACT - Provide financial need information.
Renna V. Royse Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must be enrolled as a full time freshman - minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale - must be enrolled as an Equine Science major - financial need, grades, extent of involvement in the equine program, and the student future plans as stated in the application form will be the selection criterion
Romaette Bryant Memorial Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Applicant must have been accepted into the RCC nursing program - Must hold a current unencumbered LPN license with the State of Oklahoma - Must submit transcript, proof of current LPN, and acceptance letter to Redlands nursing program - Must submit typed essay describing “What event or person influenced your decision to become a nurse.”
Russell-Murray Hospice Nursing Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must be entering second year of nursing school at Redlands Community College – GPA 2.75 - Applicant will submit a one –page essay, with the application, stating the candidate’s view of the “Role of Nurses in the future.”
Ruth Louise Wallace Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by Ruth Louise Wallace to extend to present day students the opportunity she received through the Cadet Nurse Corps during W.W.II. This fund supports and encourages Redlands Community College students committed to a professional career in nursing.

Must be an Oklahoma resident and a citizen of the United States - Must be a student entering the nursing program as a freshman or a sophomore at Redlands Community College - Must have accumulated a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a 4.0 on a 5.0 scale - Must submit with the application, a typed essay describing “What event or person influenced your decision to become a nurse.” - Financial need will be considered but is not mandatory.
Scott L. Harlan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must be a student at Redlands Community College - Minimum GPA of 2.75 – ACT of 17 – must submit with application a copy of high school and/or college transcript verifying GPA and ACT score - must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
T. G. Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established in the memory of T.G. Johnson by his family.

Eligible for freshman or returning students. Preference will be given to declared education majors.
Tommy Pinkston Family Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Jack and JoAnn Gedosh established this scholarship in memory of JoAnn Pinkston Gedosh’s parents, Tommy & Marguerite Pinkston and brother, Bill and Mike, who were longtime residents of the Minco-Union City community. With roots in Canadian County and a strong advocate of the community college system, JoAnn is paying tribute to her family as well as saying “thanks” for a good place to grow up. The Gedosh gift created a paramount opportunity for the Foundation to partner with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation which facilitated the college Foundation to apply for a matching grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Affiliated Fund.

Shall be a returning sophomore student at Redlands Community College - shall be enrolled in a curriculum that results in an AA or AAS in business administration or accounting - shall have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours at Redlands Community College - accumulated GPA of 2.5 during attendance at Redlands Community College - preference will be given to Minco-Union City applicants - enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester with a minimum of three of these hours being accounting or business administration program classes.
Trotter-Gamble Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
The Trotter-Gambel Endowed Scholarship was established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Burrel Gambel of Chickasha. Recognizing the increasing need for a college education and the number of adult women pursuing a college education, the purpose of this scholarship is to assist those women who continue to balance family responsibilities and, oftentimes, full-time employment while continuing their education at Redlands Community College.

Adult female student at least 25 years of age - be employed full time - submit letter explaining the importance of the scholarship to the applicant - past academic performance and financial need will be selection considerations - enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester.
Tyler Knecht Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Established by the family and friends of Tyler Knecht. This scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Okarche High School. Applicants are required to write in 200 words or less their greatest accomplishments and how they used that experience to influence and inspire others. A written recommendation from a high school educator is also required.

Must be a graduate of Okarche High School - minimum GPA of 2.5 or ACT of 17 - must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester - submit an essay of 200 words or less stating your greatest accomplishments and how you have used that experience to influence or inspire others.
Virdin Royse Memorial Scholarship
Full Requirements & Application
Must be enrolled as a full time freshman - minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale - must declare a major in agriculture - financial need, grades, extent of involvement in the agriculture program, and the student future plans as stated in the application form will be the selection criterion.