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Institutional Scholarships

Annie Penn Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
This scholarship is made possible by the annual support of the Annie Penn Hospital Auxiliary which was established in 1955. Auxiliary members recognize that committed, excellently trained nurses are central to the hospital's goal of providing the best patient care possible. Recipients of this scholarship will be residents of Rockingham County who are full-time students in the associate degree nursing program with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Scholars will demonstrate financial need and a commitment to the nursing profession. The scholarships are renewable for additional years of study if the required grade point average is maintained.

The Kenneth L. Capps Associate in Science Scholarship
This scholarship was begun in the summer of 1994 b y members of Rockingham Community College's Zeta Alumni Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. This scholarship was created to honor Ken Capps, and instructor in the Science Department, for his exemplary service to the College as both a classroom instructor and faculty advisor to the campus' Alpha Kappa Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. This merit scholarship is awarded to students declaring a major in Associate Science. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA and may be either a fi rst or second year student. Recommendations for potential recipients may be submitted by the Science Department faculty.

Eden Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
As members of an organization concerned with the economic development and fiscal viability of Rockingham County, the Eden Chamber's board of directors recognized that an educated workforce is a critical factor in the county's future growth and they established this scholarship in January 2006 and fund it on an annual basis with proceeds from community projects. Recipients of this scholarship will be high school seniors with a 3.0 grade point average who are residents of Rockingham County. These full-time students must demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in a business technologies program. The scholarship is renewable for additional years of study if the required GPA is maintained and satisfactory academic progress is made.

Marvin and Marion Grogan Scholarship
This scholarship is funded annually through a grant from the Marvin and Marion Grogan Gift Fund of the Lutheran Community Foundation. The Grogans, who are residents of Reidsville, NC, established this one-year scholarship to assist students with financial need who are enrolled in any program leading to a degree or a diploma.

Sylvia Grogan Scholarship
This scholarship was established February 2001 by the medical staff of Morehead Hospital in Eden, NC, upon retirement of Sylvia Grogan as the marketing director of the hospital. The medical staff created this scholarship to recognize Mrs. Grogan's years of committed service to the hospital and the dynamic role she played in the hospital's growth and development. Recipients of the scholarship will be from Morehead High School in Eden, NC and have a 2.75 GPA. They must be enrolled in the college transfer program and demonstrate financial need.

Brian Hare Scholarship
This scholarship was established in December 1997. Family and friends of Brian established this scholarship in his memory and in remembrance of the way he faced a serious illness with courage and grace. Recipients of this scholarship must be students from Rockingham County Senior High with plans to go into the medical or allied health fi elds. They must have a 2.75 GPA and demonstrate financial need.

E. Lee and Vivian P. Kimbro General Scholarship
This scholarship was established in November 1999 by Lee and Vivian Kimbro of Reidsville, NC. In a spirit of public concern, the Kimbros, who are natives and long time residents of Rockingham County, created this scholarship fund to assist deserving students with a financial need in furthering their education beyond high school. Kimbro Scholars must be recent high school graduates who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have financial need. They must be enrolled in a vocational program and demonstrate a willingness to better themselves through education. The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the GPA is maintained.

William Carlton Parrish Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in March 2004 by Parrish's friends and associates of Rockingham Community College and his parents, John Parrish and Robbin Parrish. Bill, as he was known on the RCC campus, loved helping people and sharing his knowledge with a caring, loving, heartfelt spirit. This scholarship was inspired by Bill's love for others, his ever-present positive attitude and his desire to learn. Recipients will be graduated of Morehead High School in Eden, NC and have a 3.5 GPA. Parrish Scholars must be enrolled in the college transfer program with a major in computer science or a computerrelated associate's degree program. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and is renewable for a second year if the required GPA is maintained.

Devona Sands Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Family and friends of Devona Sands established this scholarship to honor her commitment to the nursing profession. A 1987 graduate of RCC's associate degree nursing program, Devona was passionate about her work and committed to quality patient care. As a wife and mother of two, her life was full but she always took time to share with and care for others' even in the early stages of a rapidly deteriorating form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease). Recipients will be residents of western Rockingham County who are full-time students in the associate degree nursing program with a 3.0 minimum grade point average. Sands Scholars will demonstrate financial need and a true commitment to the nursing profession.

Sanitary Caf' General Scholarship
This scholarship was begun in October 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. William Simpson of Reidsville, NC. Recipients of this scholarship must be residents of Rockingham County and in good academic standing. They must also be a second year student and have demonstrated financial need.

Joe and Virginia "Cissy" Solomon Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in May 2000 by members of the Solomon family. The Solomons owned "The Sweet Shop" restaurant in Reidsville, NC which was a gathering place for area teens. The couple loved young people and always had an encouraging word for them. The Solomons were active in their church and community and this scholarship honors their lives of giving and sharing with others. Recipients must be enrolled in a Machinist Program and have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is not renewable.

RCC Foundation Scholars Program
Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 are awarded annually to a graduate of each of the four Rockingham county high schools. Eligible applicants will be high school seniors who are in the top 20 percent of their graduating class. Financial need is not a consideration and there is no restriction to program of study, except the student must be enrolled fulltime. These scholarships are renewable for a second year if a 3.0 grade point average is maintained.

Charles E. Stowe Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created to honor the memory of Charles "Charlie" Stowe who served as the Director of Surgical Services at Morehead Memorial Hospital and helped start the surgical technology program at RCC. Stowe Scholars will have a 2.5 minimum grade point average, exhibit excellent clinical skills and a commitment to providing quality healthcare.

The James Sneed Wilson, IV Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was donated to the Rockingham Community College Foundation in April 1994 by Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell B. Wilson of Reidsville, NC. The Wilson's contributed this scholarship in memory of their nephew James who died of muscular dystrophy in 1985. Recipients must be traditional high school graduates of Morehead High School in Eden, NC, have a 3.0 GPA and plan to major in education, business or a health related field. Recipients must show demonstrated financial need.

Students are invited to inquire about other scholarships which may be available through the Financial Aid Office. All scholarship applications are due in the Financial Aid Office no later than April 1 each year. RCC scholarship applications are available at the RCC Financial Aid Office or online at RCC's website.