Lakewood, CO - Regis University College for Professional Studies continued their tradition of supporting community colleges last month, awarding several Red Rocks Community College students scholarships. Those selected in the 2012-2013 scholarship cycle were exceptional students who met the requirements for a Regis scholarship and wish to pursue a four-year degree at the private university.
RRCC student and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) member Corissa Bowman plans to pursue a bachelor of arts degree at Regis. Bowman was awarded a Community College Scholarship at Regis. The $5,000 scholarship is renewable for a second year for a total award of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to one student each from a Colorado community college, a Wyoming community college, and a Maricopa County (Arizona) community college.
PTK has a strong presence at RRCC and Regis University recognizes the achievements of the students who are inducted into the international honor society. Noel Darin and Robin White were both awarded Regis Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships. Regis offers 10 PTK scholarships per annum. Each is valued up to $2,500 annually and renewable for a second year (for a $5,000 total) if a 3.0 GPA is maintained. Darin is studying organizational development at the four-year university and White is studying human resource management.
The most highly-valued Regis scholarship is the Provost’s Community College Scholarship prized at $9,000 annually and renewable for a second year for a total of $18,000. Regis only awards one scholarship of this type per year and the recipient of the 2012-2013 Vice President/Provost’s Community College Scholarship is RRCC’s Hannah Simpson. At Regis, Simpson plans to study elementary education.
The application deadline for the next round of Regis scholarships is July 18, 2013.
More about Regis University: Community college students can earn an accredited bachelor's degree through Regis University College for Professional Studies Associate to Bachelor's program. Students can transfer in up to 90 credit-hours from Western-area community colleges including those in Colorado, Wyoming, Nevada, and Arizona to gain a four-year degree on top of their two-year associate degree. For further information, visit transfertoregis.org. For the transfer scholarship application and official guidelines please see transfertoregis.org/puff/CC_scholarships.pdf.
More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu