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Rockingham Community College promises two years of free in-state tuition and fees at RCC for graduates of a Rockingham County high school (RCS)!
For questions regarding Rockingham Promise please contact:
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Requirements for Eligibility
Be a graduate of a RCS high school – Reidsville, Rockingham, Morehead, or McMichael (eligible to enroll up to 19 months after high school graduation (3-semester break)
Meet RCC entrance requirements
Complete the Rockingham Promise Scholarship application (Coming Soon!)
Graduate high school with a minimum 2.5 unweighted high school GPA
Completed at least three Career & College Promise (CCP) courses with grades of C or better and be in good academic standing with RCC.*
Applied for eligible grants and other RCC student aid (scholarship funds will apply to tuition and fees not met by financial aid and other scholarships).
Scholarship funds will apply to tuition and fees not met by financial aid and other scholarships.
The scholarship is on a first-come, first-served basis, as funds remain available. This is a “last-dollar” scholarship. This means students must be processed through Financial Aid and the RCC Foundation Scholarship programs first, before being awarded funds from the RCC Promise scholarship program.
The first-come, first-served basis time clock begins when all documents are received to commence processing of financial aid, i.e. FAFSA and transcripts.
*Good academic standing is a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 at the end of each semester.
Requirements for Continued Eligibility
Remain in good academic standing (2.0 GPA)
Complete 67% of credit hours attempted cumulatively
Remain continuously enrolled beginning the fall semester following high school graduation
Students that do not qualify for federal aid or scholarships
Students that do not qualify for federal aid or scholarships are eligible for transportation assistance, childcare assistance, or a $500 RCC Bookstore credit toward the following:
Laptop, textbooks, and other course supplies
Tools for Career & Technical Education