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RSC Foundation

Overview

About The Foundation

The Rose State College Foundation was incorporated in 1977 for the sole purpose of stimulating private support for the programs, special needs and other enhancements of Rose State College. With that purpose, Trustees of the Foundation are elected to serve voluntarily as members of the Foundation Trustees and Officers who jointly oversee the activities of the Foundation. 

Nomination for these positions come from members of the Board of Regents, members of the Board of Governors and other Trustees. Each selection anticipates that a Trustee's personal commitment and influence with others will serve to ensure the growth and success of the Foundation and thereby augment the quality and reputation of Rose State College.

Mission, Vision & Values

The Rose State College Foundation is organized to raise funds, invest resources, and direct expenditures to reflect its dedication to Rose State College’s ability to fulfill its mission. The Foundation seeks to provide scholarships for all who qualify and to fund educational enhancements that improve the community’s quality of life.

We value:

  • Philanthropy The Foundation provides a beacon for those who promote the improvement of human welfare with heartfelt giving.
  • Integrity The Foundation Trustees firmly adhere to the ethical solicitation of gifts and the just stewardship of entrusted funds.
  • Commitment The Trustees inspire others through their unwavering support of the mission of the Foundation. 

Operating within the RSC Foundation are: Resource Development, this department works to secure the future and advance the image of Rose State College by ensuring unified communication, inspiring students, engaging the community and increasing funding; and Grants and Contracts, a division responsible for assisting faculty and staff in the development and submission of proposals for academic enhancements and new programs.

The Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made via phone, online or through the mail. Any checks should be made out to the RSC Foundation.

Our mailing address is:
RSC Foundation
6420 SE 15th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110

The RSC Foundation Office is located upstairs in the Administration Building, Room 201. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. You may contact us via email through the links below or by calling (405) 736-0315.

Mikeman, Cindy
Mikeman, Cindy
Executive Director, Foundation and Resource Development Resource Development
Orr, Kelly
Orr, Kelly
Coordinator Resource Development
Lastinger, Scott
Lastinger, Scott
Resource Development Specialist Resource Development

The RSC Foundation provides thousands of dollars each semester to students who qualify. We continually strive to raise funds and work with community partners to raise more money for the General Scholarship Fund. It is our ultimate goal to ensure that every student who wishes to attend college can do so without the fear of financial restraints.

If you would like to help the Rose State College Foundation provide scholarships to deserving students, click the link below to make a secure online donation. Please note that will only accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Donate Today

Donations are greatly appreciated. Click the Donate link below to make a secure online donation. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

If you have not already done so, we would like to encourage you to join our Founder's Club that recognizes five levels of annual giving:

LEVEL

AMOUNT

 Bronze

$100 to $499

 Silver

$500 to $999

 Gold

$1,000 to $4,999

 Platinum

$5,000 to $9,999

 Diamond

$10,000+

Your Gift:

  • Gifts through the Foundation may come in various forms:  cash, check, negotiable securities, bequests, equipment, or real property.
  • Donors may make a gift in memory of or in tribute to individuals of their choice.
  • As a tax-exempt, non-profit foundation, gifts to the Foundation are charitable donations and qualify as tax deductions for the donors.

Mail a check directly to us:

Rose State College Foundation
6420 SE 15th Street
Midwest City, OK 73110

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Endowments

An endowed scholarship, named for an individual or organization, requires a minimum gift of $25,000 payable at one time or over a period of time. This gift is invested and the interest accrued is given annually as a scholarship in the designated name.

Endowed chairs, professorships and lectureships/artists-in-residence can be established with a minimum donation of $250,000, $125,000, and $25,000 respectively.  These funds can be matched through the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

Current endowments include:

  • Henry Croak Endowment for Business & Information Technology
  • Hudiburg Endowment for Student Services
  • Don S. Reynolds Lectureship
  • James F. Howell "County Lawyer" Lectureship
  • Ray M. Hardin/Kelly and Kevin Miller Endowment for Small Business Education
  • Excellence in Teaching and Learning Endowment  
  • W.P. "Bill" and Rubye Atkinson History Center Endowment

State Endowments

Rose State College Foundation State Regent Endowments

  • The Henry Croak Endowment for Business and Information Technology. Mr. Croak, owner and president of First National Bank of Midwest City, was a businessman and entrepreneur, and placed a high value on education. His wife, Margaret, established this endowment to perpetuate Henry Croak's legacy of commitment and service to the community. This endowment provides funding for special projects in Business and Information Technology to improve and enhance the academic programs.
  •  The Hudiburg Endowment for Student Services was established by Ms. Jean Hudiburg and Mr. Paul Hudiburg to serve at-risk high school students in the Mid-Del Schools to encourage continued education. The Hudiburg family has been an important part of the Midwest City business community since the 1950's. The dedication and hard work exhibited by the Hudiburg family sets an example for all. In addition, establishment of the Hudiburg Endowment is not the first effort of the family to support education. The Hudiburg family provides scholarships annually to Mid-Del students and participates in programs to encourage postsecondary education. The RSC Connection provides a counselor to work with identified students as a teacher and a mentor. Students receive special workshops, visits to the College campus, and one-on-one mentoring.
  • The Don S. Reynolds Lectureship was established by friends and family to honor Regent Don S. Reynolds. Regent Reynolds held the longest tenure for a college regent in Oklahoma, with 29 consecutive years of service. During his tenure as a Regent he served as Chairman twice and was a driving force for the continued development of excellence at Rose State College. Due to his focus on people, and in particular students, the Student Services building was named the Don S. Reynolds building. The Don S. Reynolds Lectureship will provide funding for guest speakers and lecturers for the campus and community.
  • The James F. Howell "County Lawyer" Lectureship was established by Mr. Howell to provide funds for speakers and lecturers in the area of law, criminal justice, and social science. Mr. Howell, a Midwest City attorney and resident, is a former Senator in the Oklahoma Legislature, Chairman of the Midwest City Hospital Trust Authority, Co-chairman of the Midwest City Millennium: Launching Our Legacy Planning Committee, and a member and Director of the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce. His community involvement has been an important element in fostering community betterment and community pride. The inaugural lecture, held April 20, 2002, in recognition of Law Day, featured Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marion Opala and University of Oklahoma Law School Dean, Andy Coats.
  • The Ray M. Hardin/Kelly and Kevin Miller Endowment for Small Business Education was established through donations by local businessman Ray M. Hardin. Mr. Hardin is a 40-year resident of Midwest City and owned and operated Edgewood Mobile Homes. He actively supports and served on the Board of the Manufactured Housing Association of Oklahoma. Mr. Hardin's daughter, Kelly Miller, is a lifelong resident of Midwest City and a 1991 graduate of Rose State College. Kevin Miller, Hardin's son-in-law is a Midwest City firefighter and also graduated from Rose State College in 1991. Prior to establishing this endowment, Mr. Hardin established the Katherine Joan Hardin Scholarship with the Rose State College Foundation in memory of his late wife. 
  • The Excellence in Teaching and Learning Endowment was established by the Rose State College Foundation Board of Trustees with funds realized from the sale of donated property. The endowment is to recognize and foster excellence in teaching and learning at Rose State College. Interest from the endowment will be used to fund initiatives that improve teaching and learning. 
  • The W.P. "Bill" and Rubye Atkinson History Center Endowment was established when the trustees of the Living Historical Center of Central Oklahoma transferred title of the Center and assets of the Center to the Rose State College Foundation. W.P. "Bill" Atkinson had a passion for history and during his lifetime, he established the Center as a vehicle to preserve the history of Central Oklahoma. The interest from the endowment will be used to maintain the Eastern Oklahoma County History Center and the former home and property of W.P. and Rubye Atkinson.

Foundation Scholarships

The 2015-2016 Foundation Scholarship application is closed. Awards will be made sometime between May 1 and June 1, 2015. Final candidates will be notified via email to the email address used with the application. Please continue to check your email after the end of the semester for award information. Confirmations for awards will be time sensitive.  

Adult Civilian and Military Spouse Scholarships

Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 Scholarship Opportunities for Adult Civilians and Military Spouses Available at Rose State College!

Tinker Federal Credit Union Civic Leaders Scholarship
Thanks to an annual financial commitment from Tinker Federal Credit Union, Rose State College created the Tinker Federal Credit Union Civic Leaders Scholarship Program. This is the first Rose State College program focused on Tinker Air Force Base military spouses as well as the adult student population in Eastern Oklahoma County. The TFCU Civic Leaders Scholarship Program is an intense leadership development program that includes character training, communication skills, teamwork, and much more. Ten scholarships are available for the spouses of active duty military members (holding the rank E1 – E6) stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, and ten scholarships are available for non-military adults; age 24 and older.

Scholarship Application for Military Spouses and Adult Students

Apply today and let TFCU and Rose State College help you finish what you start!

You Can Help!

The RSC Foundation provides thousands of dollars each semester to students who qualify. We continually strive to raise funds and work with community partners to raise more money for the General Scholarship Fund. It is our ultimate goal to ensure that every student who wishes to attend college can do so without the fear of financial restraints.

If you would like to help the Rose State College Foundation provide scholarships to deserving students, click the link below to make a secure online donation. Please note that will only accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

Who can apply?
Any student planning to attend or currently attending Rose State College can apply. All scholarships require at least a 2.5 GPA to qualify.

What do I need to do?
The application process is easy and accessible online. Begin an application here. Please answer every question thoroughly. The final question is an essay and it is required for every applicant. Once the application is completed, the student will receive an email with further instructions.

Do I have to fill out an application for every scholarship?
No - unless you are a Health Science major. Although more than 50 scholarships are available, a student only needs to fill out one Foundation Scholarship Application during the month of March. 

HEALTH SCIENCE MAJORS: A separate scholarship application for Health Science majors is available from May 16 - June 15 that will be used to award Health Science Scholarships. 

How soon will I find out if I received a scholarship?
There is not a specified date for notification of acceptance. As soon as each committee makes their decisions, all students will be notified via mail. Typically this occurs within six to eight weeks of the scholarship closing date.

How are scholarships chosen?
A computerized matching process ensures that each applicant is reviewed for scholarships for which they qualify. A student may qualify for numerous scholarships. Various committees made up of faculty and staff review each application and choose recipients. A student can only receive one foundation scholarship per semester, but if more than one is awarded, the student will receive the award with the highest dollar amount.