RPCC announces new scholarship opportunity for local students

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 9, 2022

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RESERVE — River Parishes Community College is announcing a new scholarship opportunity for class of 2022 high school graduates along with a parent or guardian of that graduate to each receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend RPCC this fall through the Rougarou Plus One Scholarship.

This is a limited time scholarship opportunity for high school graduates and parents/guardians in the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, St. James, St. John the Baptist and St. Charles. The deadline to apply is August 12.

“The Rougarou Plus One Scholarship is our way of celebrating and acknowledging the hard work of those class of 22 graduates who are undecided about attending college, or those who may not have considered college,” said Interim Chancellor Quintin Taylor. “It is also an opportunity to encourage a parent or guardian to attend college for the first time or to come back to college and finish their credential or learn a new skill that may improve their families’ lives. Across the River Parishes and throughout Louisiana, there are tens-of-thousands of people 18 to 55 years-old, who lack the knowledge and skills to participate in our rapidly changing economy. We want to change that and believe this opportunity will transform the fortunes of individuals, families and communities. At RPCC, students have the opportunity to earn short-term credentials, up to an associate degree which will prepare them for the workforce.”

To apply for the Rougarou Plus One Scholarship, incoming students must complete the RPCC admissions application, complete the FAFSA application and be registered for 12 or more credit hours for the fall 2022 semester. To view the Rougarou Plus One Scholarship application, students can visit https://www.rpcc.edu/rougarou-plus-one-scholarship.

“We are excited to release this scholarship option as a way to celebrate our local 2022 high school graduates on their achievement, remind their parents that it’s never too late to start or return to your academic pursuits and to bolster enrollment across our service area,” said Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services/Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer Monica Morrison.

For more information, contact Monica Morrison at mmorrison@rpcc.edu, or call 225-743-8743.