The Rose State College Foundation has voted unanimously to increase scholarship funding for 2018-2019 to the Rose State College by over $70,000, roughly a 48% increase over the previous year. This additional funding will increase scholarship opportunities within the Rose State College President’s Leadership Program (PLC), and with the various Rose State Divisional Academic scholarships.
“Due to the generosity of our donors, we’re able to offer more dollars in scholarships than ever before,” stated Cindy Mikeman, Director of the Rose State College Foundation. “It is very important that we are continuing to invest in our students, and in higher education. I couldn’t be more happy with the way our donors, and our board, have responded to the challenge.”
The Rose State President’s Leadership program will add an additional five scholarships, largely due to a generous donation from the Sarkeys Foundation specifically for the leadership program. Overall, the expected increase will create an additional $40,000 for the RSC leadership program, and an additional $31,000 for divisional academic scholarships, essentially doubling the amount awarded for these divisional scholarships.
This will be the third consecutive year that the Rose State College Foundation has voted to increase scholarship funding for students, with the latest increase more than doubling the previous two years combined.
Founded in 1977, the Rose State College Foundation has provided scholarship opportunities for countless students. In 2018-2019, 153 full and part-time RSC students will be awarded academic and leadership scholarships, the most in Rose State history.