A major challenge facing many Red River College students is the ability to balance their studies with their role as parents, partners and employees. The cost of living and education costs are increasing, and financial support has become an integral part of helping students excel and achieve success.
The College focuses on strengthening student achievement from their initial contact with Red River College right through until graduation. Our donors are the difference for many of our students and there are many ways to contribute and fuel a student’s experience:
Once you have made a gift, you will receive an annual report that will update you on its impact.
RRC Scholarships are awarded to students for outstanding academic achievement or other merit. New scholarships may be established or contributions may be made to an existing one. The establishment of a new scholarship allows you to honour an individual, family or organization by naming an award after them. By supporting scholarships, donors provide students with recognition for achievements resulting in above-average outcomes.
RRC bursaries are awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. A donor may wish to establish a new bursary, support an existing one in a specific program or make a donation to RRC’s general bursary fund. By supporting bursaries, donors provide students with the financial resources required to complete their education.
Criteria in addition to, or instead of, academic standing and financial need may be applicable for an award. For example, donors may prefer that students have volunteer experience in a particular area or that they provide a one-page write-up on the meaningfulness of the award. Instructors may select award recipients based on leadership, creativity or a strong work ethic. A minimum GPA may also be a factor. The Advancement office assists in determining the appropriate criteria.
RRC endowments are gifts of cash where the College invests the entire donation and only the interest is used to fund initiatives for the purpose established at the time the fund was initiated; anyone can add to the endowment fund at any time. Endowed gifts are ideal vehicles through which to make a gift today that has long-term impact on the College and our students. You receive a receipt for the full amount of your gift today, giving you immediate tax savings.