Finish Line Scholars Program

The Finish Line Scholars Program offers RCC students financial assistance while attending courses at RCC through a generous donation to the California Community College Foundation.  The goal is to help support students in completing their educational goal by providing financial support. The program has two components:  An emergency grant and a scholarship. Requirements for each program are below.

Finish Line Scholars Emergency Grant Program

The Finish Line Scholar Program Emergency Financial Grant is for students facing unexpected financial hardships that would lead to a withdrawal from classes. This application is a one-time funding request to help you as a student overcome short-term financial barriers that may prevent you from staying enrolled at RCC. This grant does not need to be repaid, even if you withdrawl from classes. Grant funds are limited, awards are not guaranteed. If you have a financial emergency preventing you from continuing with your education, apply for the Finish Line Scholar Program Emergency Aid. To apply for this grant you must be a student currently enrolled and actively attending RCC. This section of the Finish Line Scholars program also includes information for on and off campus, resources and tax filing information for financial aid grant and scholarship payments.

The spring 2021 RCC Finish Line Emergency Grant application is now closed.  Please check back in fall 2021 for more opportunities with this grant

  • Emergency Grant funds will be disbursed via Bank Mobile disbursement services
    • If you have previously signed up with Bank Mobile, you do not need to sign up again. You can view your current disbursement choice online at www.refundselection.com
    • If you have not set up a Bank Mobile account already, you will receive an email from Bank Mobile with directions on how to log in and choose how to receive your funds at your RCCD student email address.  The email will have a personal identification number.  Once you have received your personal identification number, go to www.refundselection.com to log in and create your account.  You can choose direct deposit into your personal bank account, the Bank Mobile debit VIBE card or paper check to be mailed to the address you have on file with Admissions and Records.  To avoid delay, make sure to make your selection as soon as possible.
    • If you do not receive your personal identification number, please reach out to our office at studentfinancialservices@rcc.edu for assistance.

There are many services available to students to help support your educational journey at RCC.  You can find a comprehensive list of our student services on our website.  Below are some quick links of essential services you can access:

Some parts of grants or scholarships are taxable.  For more information, visit this helpful links from the IRS:

Finish Line Scholars Scholarship Program

The Finish Line Scholarship is intended to help students who are half way to their stated educational goal, complete their journey. The application will be available in the Spring term, for disbursement in the following academic year.

To apply for the Finish Line Scholarship you must meet the below requirements:

  • Must be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG).  You can determine if you are eligible by reviewing your financial aid award letter on your RCC Portal
  • Your goal must be completion of a certificate or degree program, or transfer to a four-year college or university
  • You must take at least 12 units or maintain an alternate full-time equivalent status during the fall and spring terms to receive payment of the scholarship funds
  • You must have completed at least half of the required credits toward your stated program of study.  For example, for AA/AS/ADT programs, you must have completed at least 30 degree applicable units towards the required 60 units for the program.
  • You must have a Student Educational Plan on file for your stated program of study, showing a realistic goal of completing your program in under 2 academic years
  • You must meet as least 2 of the below requirements:
    • Have completed transfer level English
    • Have completed transfer level Math
    • Have a GPA or 2.5 or higher

Riverside City College, in partnership with California Community Colleges Finish Line Scholars Program, is excited to offer the 2021-2022 CCC Finish Line Scholars Program Scholarship. The scholarship is to help students who are halfway through their educational program complete their certificate, degree, or transfer to a four-year institution.

  • Award: $1000 per semester (fall 2021 & spring 2022) per student
  • Application Deadline: August 13, 2021  
  • Completed applications must be submitted via your RCCD student email to:  studentfinancialservices@rcc.edu   (applications submitted from personal email accounts will not be accepted)
  • Applicants will be notified of results via their RCCD student email account

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Scholarship funds will be disbursed via Bank Mobile disbursement services

  • If you have previously signed up with Bank Mobile, you do not need to sign up again. You can view your current disbursement choice online at www.refundselection.com
  • If you have not set up a Bank Mobile account already, you will receive an email from Bank Mobile with directions on how to log in and choose how to receive your funds at your RCCD student email address.  The email will have a personal identification number.  Once you have received your personal identification number, go to www.refundselection.com to log in and create your account.  You can choose direct deposit into your personal bank account, the Bank Mobile debit VIBE card or paper check to be mailed to the address you have on file with Admissions and Records.  To avoid delay, make sure to make your selection as soon as possible.
  • If you do not receive your personal identification number, please reach out to our office at studentfinancialservices@rcc.edu for assistance.

Questions ? Contact Us

Student Financial Services
Email: studentfinancialservices@rcc.edu
Phone: 951-222-8710