presidential-scholar

If you're a high school senior in Randolph County, you may be a Randolph Community College Presidential Scholar!

Five high school seniors will be selected as RCC Presidential Scholars and will

  • Receive a $2,500 scholarship for their first year of study ($1,250 fall and $1,250 spring) that is renewable for the second year
  • Meet regularly with RCC's president, Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr.
  • Attend RCC's prestigious Student Leadership Academy during their first year of enrollment
  • Serve as an Ambassador for RCC and the RCC Foundation during their second year of enrollment (April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017)

Recipients must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0, enroll for at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester and attend meetings with Dr. Shackleford in order to maintain the scholarship for the second year of enrollment. Recipients also are strongly encouraged to participate in RCC's Student Leadership Academy.

High school seniors from Randolph County public, private, and home schools are invited to apply. To be considered, students must

  • Plan to enroll at RCC in the fall of 2015
  • Have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.0
  • Participate in extracurricular/community activities
  • Submit the application packet (application, two recommendations, and high school transcript) by 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015.

The application packet will be available from this Website in early January.

Students who meet the preliminary requirements will be invited and required to attend the Presidential Scholars Day at RCC on March 3, 2015. (If inclement weather prevents holding Presidential Scholar Day on March 3, it will be held on March 10). On this day, students will learn more about RCC's curriculum programs, student life, and the campus. Students also will be interviewed. Finalists will be required to interview at a later day with RCC's president, Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr.

Students' academic record and extracurricular/community activities will weigh heavily in the selection of recipients, as will the interviews.

For more information, contact Sarah Gallimore, RCC's recruiter, at (336) 633-0310 or Joyce Wolford, director of foundation operations, at (336) 633-0295.

Scholarship funding is provided by the RCC Foundation.