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Rend Lake College Foundation

The Foundation represents a partnership between public and private interests for the benefit of Rend Lake College students. We invite and encourage your participation, interest, and support. Please join the many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations who have given their support to the Foundation and the mission of Rend Lake College.

Giving Day

Thanks to your generosity, Giving Day 2021 was a rousing success! With your help, we blew past our goal and tallied $17,530 of total donations, including more than $10,000 to the strategic priority fund, and over $5,000 dedicated solely to scholarships.

From the bottom of our hearts to you, we just wanted to say ... 


Why support the Foundation?

The Rend Lake College Foundation does not merely seek gifts or donations. It asks that you consider investing in:

• Campus Growth
• Economic Development
• Community Growth

The Foundation asks that you invest in the individual growth of the many students who attend the college. Thanks to the generosity of our contributors, Rend Lake College has been able to help students see their dreams turn into reality and will continue to be able to do so in the years ahead.

The Foundation represents a partnership between public and private interests for the benefit of Rend Lake College students. We invite and encourage your participation, interest, and support. Please join the many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations who have given their support to the Foundation and the mission of Rend Lake College.

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Some of the many ways to invest in the Foundation and Rend Lake College include:

Student Scholarships
Corporate Contributions
Gifts Pledged over time
Life Insurance
Contingent Beneficiary
Bequests & Trusts
Life Estates-Real Estate
Tangible Personal Property


When she turned 18, she was dropped off at a Walmart with nothing but the clothes on her back and the little money she had saved from selling eggs. Today, through her own strength and perseverance, Suzanna Wilkie is studying to become a music therapist at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Hear Wilkie describes her harrowing childhood and journey to success, thanks in part to scholarship opportunities through the Rend Lake College Foundation.


Dr. Gary Sweeten talks about the impact Rend Lake College made on him as a student and why his family has supported future students at RLC for decades with the Thomas J. and Leota L. Sweeten Christian Memorial Fund Endowment, and the Dr. Gary Sweeten Isaiah 61 Scholarship. Additionally, students studying music at RLC walk down the Sweeten Corridor daily. It was named that in 2013 when Dr. Sweeten gave to a project to boost the program and renovate the music facilities.

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Click here for a helpful 5-minute video on how to successfully complete your RLCF scholarship application.

To apply for Rend Lake College Foundation scholarships, please click the button that applies to you below.

RLC Students Apply Here    New Students Apply Here

Important Dates:

FAFSA opens October 1, 2020.

Rend Lake College Foundation Scholarship Application opens November 1, 2020.

All Rend Lake College Foundation Scholarship applications must be turned in by March 1, 2021.

How to Apply for a Scholarship

Applicants are selected based on the criteria as set forth by the donors. Complete the application thoroughly as different scholarships emphasize different categories, such as financial or educational need, community and school involvement, and academic record.

Application Requirements

How to Apply for RLCF Scholarships - A Guide

Click the link above that fits your student description.

Click "First Time Here" for RLC students or click "Register" under "Don't Have an Account?"

Use your Warriormail login if you are an RLC student. Your Warriormail address is your last name, first initial, last four digits of your [email protected] (Example: [email protected]). You will then be prompted to create a password. An email will be sent to your Warriormail. Click the link to verify, and you will be sent back to the dashboard.

New students: Use an email address that you check regularly. Do NOT use your high school email address. Register your account.

Complete the entire scholarship application. Only one application needs to be completed for consideration of RLC Foundation scholarships.

Ask Student Records or your high school guidance counselor to submit a transcript via the transcript upload option. If you request from Student Records, list your birthdate in the email being sent.

Submit at least two letters of recommendation to the Rend Lake College Foundation. These letters cannot be from a family member. Students will be able to send an automated email to their recommender via the scholarship software. RLC Foundation cannot accept hard copies of letters of recommendation. 

Applications will not be processed without all three pieces: completed application, two letters of recommendation, and transcript.

All students applying for Rend Lake College Foundation scholarships are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may apply online at or the Rend Lake College Financial Aid Office.

Scholarship Awards
The final scholarship recipients will be selected by the RLC Foundation Scholarship Committee. Scholarship award recipients will be notified at their high school awards program, graduation, or by email. Scholarship applications will be kept on file for the academic year if additional funds become available. The RLC Foundation reserves the right to review a scholarship recipient’s performance and revoke the scholarship if deemed necessary.

Contact information
If you move or change phone numbers, please remember to contact the RLC Foundation so we can contact you if chosen for a scholarship. 

Scholarship FAQ

Student Scholarships
Scholarships totaling approximately $240,000 annually are awarded to Rend Lake College students each academic year. These scholarships are made possible by generous local businesses and individuals who care about the future of our students and community. Scholarships, for the most part, range from approximately $500-$1,500 annually. Students must reapply each year to qualify for scholarships as there are no two-year awards.

The Foundation Board invites and in fact, encourages all interested students to apply for these scholarships. Each year more than 300 scholarships are awarded by the Foundation. Scholarship awards include endowed scholarships, annual scholarships, or one-time scholarships.

For the 2021-22 academic year, the scholarship award will be handed out to high school seniors / incoming RLC freshmen during their respective high school awards and honor's night or during graduation. Returning RLC students and other incoming sophomores will receive scholarship award emails at the end of May and after. For specifics, contact the RLC Foundation Office.

Other Types of Scholarships & Awards

Presidential Scholarships and High Achievers Scholastic Awards are issued through the Financial Aid Office. 

Presidential Scholarships
High Achievers Scholastic Award

Academic Awards are issued through RLC Departments.

Academic Awards


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Alumnus of the Year

2019 — CHAD W. KERN ('91), Whittington
President & CEO, Schirm USA

2018 — CURTIS SMITH ('82), Benton
(Awarded posthumously)
RLC Basketball legend and local coach, Correctional Officer - IL Dept. of Corrections

2017 — BOB KELLEY ('69), Mt. Vernon
Retired Director of Marketing & Public Information, Rend Lake College

2016 — RODNEY CABANESS ('90), Sesser
Co-Owner, Black Diamond Harley-Davidson

2015 — DR. BRIAN KERN ('94), Ewing
Orthopedic Surgeon, Orthopedic Institute of Western Kentucky

2014 — JAMES "JIM" MOUNIER ('72), Caledonia
Senior Vice President & Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch

2013 – TRISH REED (’87), Scheller
President, GM, UpTime Parts LLC

2012 – PETER JOHNSON (’85), Mt. Vernon
Instrumentation Engineer, NASA

2011 – RON SMITH (’74), Benton
Assistant Basketball Coach, SIUC; Entrepreneur

2010 – HON. MIKE D. McHANEY (’77), Salem
Judge, Fourth Judicial Circuit of Illinois

2009 – JIM MUIR (’97), Sesser
Publisher, Southern Illinois Sports Connection, Marion Living & Saluki Illustrated; Radio Broadcaster

2008 – RANDY RUBENACKER (’78), Dahlgren
Co-Owner, Rubenacker Farms/4R Equipment, McLeansboro

2007 – BRAD GESELL (’80), Benton
Co-Owner, Gesell’s Pump Sales & Service Inc., Whittington

2006 – CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON (’98), Valier
Distribution Center Manager, Walgreens, Mt. Vernon

2005 – BILL SHIELDS (MVCC ’58), Mt. Vernon
Assistant Professor/Workforce Ed Coordinator, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

2004 – LINDA L. SANDERS (’82), Mt. Vernon
Warden, Federal Correctional Complex, Forrest City, AR 

2003 – DONALD H. DAME (’72 / ’76), Sesser
Vice President/Human Resources & Government Relations, Freeman unity Coal Mining Company

2002 – ROSE M. MYLES (’68), Mt. Vernon
Manager / Network Services, AT&T

2001 – CARL ROWLEY (’77), Sesser
Team Leader / Building Management Systems, Panduit Corporation

2000 – HOLLY McCANN (’76), Benton
Acting National Director, Internal Revenue Service Office of Interest and Penalty Administration

1999 – LAIRD D. WISELY (’71), Benton/Mt. Vernon
(Awarded posthumously)
Owner, Therapy Resource Associates & Physical Rehab Works

1998 – MARK MICHALIC (’78), West Frankfort
Special Agent, U.S. Department of the Treasury/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

1997 – JOHNATHAN W. THOMAS (’71), Sesser
CEO (Executive Dean), Ivy Tech State College, Madison/Lawrenceburg, IN

1996 – TIM WILLS (’84), Benton
Associate Professor of Health/A.D./Coach, RLC

1995 – COURTNEY COX (’72), Benton
Partner, Hart and Hart Attorneys-At-Law, Benton

1994 – FLO DUDLEY (’76), Bonnie
Retired elementary school teacher
Mt. Vernon City Schools District 80

1993 – SEN. J. BRADLEY BURZYNSKI (’79), Benton
Illinois State Senator / 35th District, Sycamore

1992 – CINDA CHULLEN (’79), Benton
Technical Manager, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

1991 – CRAIG M. SINCLAIR (’74), Mt. Vernon
Vice President of Advertising, The Walgreen Company

1990 – GLORIA J. SLOAN-REEL (’74), McLeansboro
Product Brand Manager, Phone-Poulenc Ag Company, Research Triangle Park, NC

1989 – KEVIN DAVIS (’72), Mt. Vernon 
Comptroller/Treasurer, Rend Lake Conservancy District

Stage actress, St. Louis and New York

1987 – DR. MARY KAY WITGES BENGTSON (’71), Scheller
Staff/Athletic Physician, N. Carolina State U.

1986 – DR. GARY R. SWEETEN (MVCC ’60), Ina
Minister of Christian Growth, College Hill Presbyterian Church, Cincinnati

1985 – DR. HALE E. RYDER JR. (MVCC ’58), Mt. Vernon
Professor of Economics/Director of Graduate Studies, Brown University

1984 – DR. LESLIE JOHNSON (’74), Thompsonville
Family Practitioner, Mt. Vernon (now in Peoria)

1983 – ROBERT L. BROWN (MVCC ’66), Mt. Vernon
Guidance Counselor, Mt. Vernon Township H.S./Part-time Rend Lake College GED Instructor

1982 – DAVID N. JUNKINS (’71), Mt. Vernon
Social Worker, Illinois Dept. of Children & Family Services

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Major Gift Awards

Diamond - $250,000 +

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC
William K. Crawford Jr.
Crosswalk Community Action Agency
Farrar Oil Company *
Marjorie S. Farrar
James and Margaret Fornear *
Dr. Barbara Luchsinger Estate
Mariah Boats, Inc.
Jim & Carole Mounier †
Department of Veterans Affairs Marion, IL Office of Information & Technology
Howard L. Payne
Dr. Warren and Phyllis Petty *
Southern Illinois Healthcare
SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital – Mt. Vernon
William Wood Estate

*Includes Gift-In-Kind
**Includes Employer Matching Gift
† Legacy Society Founders

Platinum $100,000 - $249,999

Gene "Mr. A" Alexander
Dr. and Mrs. Allen Y. Baker *
Bank of Illinois
Joe P. and Lois Ferne Boyle
Crossroads Community Hospital *
Marlene Edwards
Fraternal Order of Eagles 2699
Hamilton Co. Telephone Co-Op & Its Subsidiaries
Joy Global *
Lena Juanita Lichtenberger Estate
M-Class Mining, L.L.C. Sugar Camp Energy, Cline Resources
Coyn and Pat Mateer

Murphy-Wall State Bank

Peabody Energy
Peoples National Bank, N.A.R & B Inc.*

Schweinfurth Foundation

George and Mary Slankard
Wayne City High School Foundation

*Includes Gift-In-Kind
**Includes Employer Matching Gift
† Legacy Society Founders

Gold $50,000 - $99,9999

Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks – McLeansboro
Black Diamond Harley-Davidson
Bluford FFA Alumni
Hunt Bonan
Robert Bornheimer
David & Rebecca Busby

Mary Cecil
Timothy Keith Chamness Memorial
City of Anna *
Community First Bank of the Heartland
Clara A. Crocker Brown Family Trust
Eggemeyer Associates Architects, Inc.
First Cellular of Southern Illinois
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Kendrick Paper Stock Co.
Mark S. and Pat Kern
Stan and Jean Koziara Estate
L.E. and Helen Lindsay *
Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge #819
Mt. Vernon Township High School
Curtis W. Mundell Estate
National Railway Equipment Co.
Pillar Innovations, LLC *
Pinckneyville Community Hospital *
RLC Students for Students Art League
Rend Lake Conservancy District
Dr. Charles “Bill” and Mary Roe
Society Fraternal of Miners / DBA The Italian Club
Dr. and Mrs. Gene Stotlar
Belva Madelyn Vercillino Estate
US Bank – Mt. Vernon
Walgreens Distribution

*Includes Gift-In-Kind
**Includes Employer Matching Gift
† Legacy Society Founders

Silver $25,000 - $49,999

4 R Equipment
John D. and Mary Ellen Aiken
All Stars-N-Stiches, Inc. Dave & Penny Severin
Allen Trucking LLC
Mrs. Dolores Ames
Anheuser - Busch, Inc. *
Bank of America – Benton Branch
Bank of America – Mt. Vernon Branch
Benton Lions Club
Benton Elks Lodge No. 1234
Biomarine NTRON, Inc.
David and Andrea Boucher
Robert Carlock
Caterpillar Dealer Excellence Matching Grant Charities Foundation
Charities Foundation

Christian Chapel Church
Dr. Evelyn Claxton
Country Companies
Draeger Safety, Inc. *
E. T. Simonds Construction Co. *
Engelhardt Family Foundation
F.W. Electric, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
First United Methodist Church
Mildred Fitzgerrell
Franklin Hospital Auxiliary
Brad and Susan Gesell
Milford and Mary Ann Harrell
Harold Hutchins Trust
Illinois Community College System Foundation
International Scholarship & Tuition Services, Inc.
Drs. Leslie and Kathleen Johnson
Angie Kistner
Market Street Bancshares, Inc.
Wendell E. and Betty L. Maulding
Mt. Vernon Junior Women’s Club
Mt. Vernon Rotary Noon Club
National FFA Foundation, Inc.
North Carolina Coal Institute, Inc.
Ribella Palada
Dr. Robert and Marilyn Parks
Don, Jerry, and Zaunda Peacock **
Polk Lodge No. 137
Rend Lake College
Rend Lake College MarketPlace
Rend Lake College Physical Plant Department
Rend Lake College Practical Nursing Program
H.B. Reynolds Trust
Richard Rubenacker Family
State Bank of Whittington
State Farm Companies Foundation
Dr. Gary & Mrs. Karen Sweeten
Tanglewood Apartments - Kathryn (Kitty) Irvin
Carlos & Bonnie Tolbert
Mr. Bob and Dr. Sue Santoro Tomlin
Tri-County Electric Cooperative
Rickey and Vickie Trout
US Bank – Benton
US Bank National Association
WaterFurnace International, Inc. – Illinois Region *
Webber Township High School
Doris Welch
Terry and Kim Wilkerson
John H. Wininger
Russ and Dana Withers
Rich and Donna Yunkus

*Includes Gift-In-Kind
**Includes Employer Matching Gift
† Legacy Society Founders

Bronze $10,000 - $24,999

Alpha Services, Inc.
American Environmental Group LTD
American Red Cross
ARDL – Dr. Val Gibbons
Benton Business and Professional Women Organization
Big Chief Auto Truck Plaza
David and Nancy Bigham
Eric & Linda Black – Medicine Shoppe Mt. Vernon
Bluford American Legion Post 1193
Boneyard Boccie Ball Club
Shirley Bradley & Ellyn Messersmith
William J. Brinkley
Buntin Brothers
Professor Cindy Caldwell
Millie Caldwell
Caring & Sharing Thrift Shop
Christopher High School Alumni Association
Christopher Lions Club
Tim and Amy Claxton
Cindy Corn
David, Deborah, and Robert Crawford
Phyllis Crawford
George R. Cybulski, MD, MBA – Healthcare Management Consulting
Cindy Dame and Chrissy Vickers
Peggy Davis – In Memory of Adam & Alyssa Lorance
Jimmy Dean
Bryan Drew and Family
Richard Doherty Family
Du Quoin Community Unit School District 300
Laura Eader
Elks Lodge 1882
The Evilsizer Family – Mary Ann and Melody
Ewing-Northern Fire Protection District
F.C.H.S. Academic Trust Fund
First Bank and Trust
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust
Franklin Co. Medical Society
Gaither, Koewler, Rohlfer, Lucket, and Co. *
GLS Corporation
Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary
Gordon Research & Development
Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star
Greater Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
GTE Foundation
Hamilton County Booster Club
Hamilton County Farm Bureau
Hamilton County Loan Company, Inc.
Hamilton County Schools Foundation
Mrs. Dell Hill

Housing Authority of Jefferson County
Illinois AMVETS Service Foundation
Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association
Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Elks Association
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies
Illinois Restaurant Assoc. Educational Fund
Illinois Sheriff’s Association
International Police Association, Region 57
John H. Stelle Post 106 American Legion
K.A.R.E. Foundation
Bob and Kendi Kelley
W. Juanita Kern
Maurice P. Kirsch Estate
Kiwanis Club of Mt. Vernon
Krehbiel & Associates
George J. and Paula (Mace) Kuhn
Laborers’ International Union of North America
Robert Lahr
Cindy Leeck
Man-Tra-Con Corporation
Virginia Crawford Mason
Tom and Flo McHugh
Lloyd and Florence Middleton
John and Mary Moreland
Mt. Vernon Business & Professional Women's Club
Mt. Vernon Township High School Education Association
Chris and Raylene Nielsen
North Hamilton County Coal Association
Lisa Payne
Gateway East Development, LLC. - Mary B. Pericolosi
Emil Perpich
Pinckneyville High School Dollars for Scholars
Dr. Lisa Price
Lori Ragland
Randolph County Farm Bureau Foundation
Victor and Betty Rapp
Trish Reed
William and Linda Regenhardt
Rend Lake College Golf Outlet
Rendway Enterprises, Inc.
Robert and Rose Rice
Rick Basso Memorial Golf Tournament
John and Betty Riley
Mabel Rodenbush
Rodney & Carmin Rubenacker
Cheri Rushing
Ruth O. Smith Scholarship Trust
Janet Crawford Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Salah Shakir
Jerry and Nellie Shell
Shelter Insurance Foundation
Bobbye and Jerry Sloan – Hand in Hand Foundation, Inc.
South Central Home Builders Association
Scott & Jenifer Spears
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
St. Paul United Church of Christ
Carroll and Jerilyn Turner
United Illinois Bank of Marion *
Wabash Area Development Inc.
Family of Merritt and Ileeta Walker Philp
Wal-Mart Foundation
Waltonville FFA Alumni
Jim and Lila Waugh
Tracey Lee Webb
Ada Whittington
Tony & Julie Wielt **
Andrea Witthoft
Wood Energy, Inc. – Mt. Vernon, IL
Woodlawn High School Booster Club
Pamela Archer Yarbrough
Don and Shirley York
*Includes Gift-In-Kind
**Includes Employer Matching Gift
† Legacy Society Founders

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Annual Scholarships

Adam Lee Lorance Memorial Art Scholarship
AGE Scholarship

AJ Wellen Memorial Scholarship
Alyssa Dawn Lorance Memorial Theatre Scholarship
Amanda Peyton Memorial Scholarship
AMVETS SadSacks #10 Scholarship
Andrea Bradley Memorial Scholarship
Benton Lions Club Scholarship
Black Diamond Harley-Davidson Scholarship
Brenda Scarber Memorial Scholarship
Clifford A. & Mary E. Gunter Memorial Scholarship
Community First Bank Scholarship
Continental Tire the Americas Scholarship
Crossroads Community Hospital Scholarship
Curtis Smith Memorial Scholarship
Dave and Penny Severin Scholarship in Memory of Rowland Schwarz

David Scott Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Charles "Bill" and Mary Roe Scholarship
Eggemeyer Associates Architects Scholarship
Frankie Allan Minor Memorial Scholarship
Gene N. & Dortha Bailey Scholarship
George Cybulski Memorial Scholarship
Hamilton County Telephone Foundation Scholarship
Jane Waugh Memorial Scholarship

Jornd Family Scholarship

Joshua Hurst Memorial Scholarship

Kelley Family Scholarship
Kevin and Beth Pyatt Scholarship
Kingsmen Auto Club Scholarship

Leeck Family Scholarship
Legence Bank Merit Scholarship
Merritt and Ileeta Walker Philp Memorial Scholarship
Mr. A Scholarship

Mt. Vernon Gun & Sportsmanship Club Scholarship
Mt. Vernon Rotary - Noon Club Scholarship
Mt. Vernon Rotary - West Club Scholarship

Mt. Vernon Unitarian Universalist Scholarship

Murphy-Wall State Bank & Trust Co. STRIVE Award
Nina Peacock Art Scholarship
North Carolina Coal Institute, Inc. Scholarship

Oza Family Scholarship
Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce Vocational Scholarship

Rita Greer Busby Memorial Scholarship
RLC Advanced Technology Department Scholarship
RLC Automotive Car Show Scholarship
RLC Caring & Sharing Scholarship
RLC Criminal Justice Scholarship
RLC Early Childhood Education Scholarship
RLC Financial Aid Department Scholarship
RLC Foundation Scholarship

RLC Physical Plant Scholarship
RLC Theatre Scholarship
Rounds Family Scholarship
Sandy Jordan Scholarship
Shirley and Jerry Jenkins Memorial Nursing Scholarship

SSM Scholarship
State Bank of Whittington Scholarship
The Armed Barber's Scholarship
The Manor at Mason Woods Scholarship
Tony Wielt State Farm Insurance Scholarship

Women United Scholarship

Endowed Scholarships & Challenge Grants

Allen Trucking LLC Scholarship
Andrea K. Boucher Memorial Scholarship
Ann M. Santoro Memorial Scholarship
Arnistine Tolbert Memorial Scholarship *
Austin-Welch Scholarship
Bank of Illinois Scholarship
Benton BPW Scholarship
Benton Lions Club Scholarship ◊
Blake Trout Memorial Scholarship *
Bill B. and Ruth O. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Brad and Brian Evilsizer Memorial Scholarship ◊
Brandon Dame Memorial Scholarship *
Brian C. Fleri Memorial Scholarship
Busby Family Scholarship
Caldwell Family Scholarship ◊
Carlos and Bonnie Tolbert Scholarship *
Charles and Martha Dee Ritchey Memorial Scholarship
Christian Chapel Church Scholarship *
Clara A. Crocker Brown Family Trust
Clayton Charles Ragland Memorial Scholarship ◊

Cletis & Imogene Reed Memorial Scholarship

Coach Jim Waugh Memorial Scholarship

Coach Mike McClure Scholarship

Coach Wayne Arnold Scholarship
Continental Tire the Americas LLC Scholarship
Craig V. Rudofski Memorial Scholarship *
Dallas Carl and Anna Mae Bargesser Nursing Scholarship *
David E. Hill, M.D. Scholarship
Delta Theta Tau Vermadel M. Wood Scholarship
Donald E. Peacock Nursing Scholarship *
Doris Welch Nursing Scholarship
Doug Leeck Memorial Scholarship
Douglas S. Carlson Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Allen Y. Baker Scholarship
Dr. Bill and Mary Roe Scholarship
Dr. Carl L. Schweinfurth International Travel Award
Dr. Evelyn Claxton Art Scholarship
Dr. Evelyn E. Claxton Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Gary Sweeten Isaiah 61 Scholarship
Dr. Leslie Johnson / Ed Kownacki Scholarship

Dr. Oliver D. Spitler Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Richard Doherty Scholarship
Dr. Robert and Marilyn Parks Scholarship *
Dr. Warren E. Petty Memorial Scholarship
Drew Family Scholarship
Emil Perpich Family Memorial Scholarship
Everett “Boogie” and Dolores Ames Scholarship
First Cellular of Southern Illinois Scholarship
Frank and W. Juanita Kern Memorial Scholarship *
Franklin County Medical Society Scholarship
G. William “Billy” Rector Memorial Scholarship *
George / Anna Orshak and Paul / Bernice Petty Memorial *
Henry and Fern Peacock Nursing Scholarship

Housing Authority of Jefferson County Scholarship
Howard L. Payne Nursing Scholarship
Howard L. Payne Vocational Scholarship
Illinois Manufacturer’s Association Scholarship
International Police Association, Region 57 Scholarship
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
Jim and Carole Mounier Golf Scholarship
Joe P. Boyle and Lois Ferne Boyle and His Ancestors Who Lived in
Belle Rive Scholarship
John C. Riley IV Scholarship
John D. and Ada D. Whittington Scholarship
JRS Scholarship
Judge Roy O. Gulley Scholarship
Julie Trout Memorial Scholarship *
Karen L. Bertschi Memorial
Keith Bauman Memorial Scholarship
Kelley Family Scholarship
Leeck Family Scholarship *
Mark S. Kern Scholarship *
Maurice P. Kirsch Memorial Scholarship
Mel Farlow Memorial Scholarship
Michael Dean Memorial Scholarship *
Mr. A Scholarship

Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Scholarship
NAPA John’s John H. Wininger Scholarship
Norma Harrell RN Scholarship
North Hamilton County Coal Association Scholarship
Pat Kern Endowment
Polk Lodge No. 137 - McLeansboro Scholarship
Rachel R. Nielsen Engineering Scholarship
Ribella Palada Family Scholarship
RLC ADN Scholarship
RLC Foundation Student Scholarship
RLC Physical Plant Department Scholarship
RLC Students for Students Art Scholarship ◊
RLCF Pathway to Success Scholarship
Robert and Rose Rice Scholarship
Rodney Rubenacker Memorial Scholarship
Rubenacker Family Scholarship *
Rountree Family Scholarship
Stan and Jean Koziara Scholarship
Stella M. Baker Scholarship
Thomas B. Harrell Memorial Scholarship
Thomas J. and Leota L. Sweeten Christian Memorial Scholarship *

THF Keep on Learning Scholarship
Timothy Keith Chamness Memorial Scholarship
Tommy Mundell Memorial Scholarship
Tony Wielt State Farm Insurance Scholarship
Tri-County Electric Co-Op Scholarship
US Bank Scholarship
Venita Brinkely Memorial Scholarship
Victor and Betty Rapp Scholarship
Wayne Fitzgerrell Memorial Scholarship
Willard & Brandon Dame Memorial Scholarship

William Crawford Memorial Endowment

Zeigler United Methodist Scholarship

Minimum investment of $10,000
* indicates Challenge Grant II Scholarship
◊ indicates Endowment & Challenge Grant II Scholarships


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CEO of the Rend Lake College Foundation
Phone Extension: 1214
Building: Student Center
Office: 210
M.S., Capella University | B.S., Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Assistant Director Rend Lake College Foundation
Phone Extension: 1213
Building: Student Center
Office: 202
Development Coordinator | RLC Foundation
Phone Extension: 1324
Building: Student Center
Office: 202
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Rend Lake College Foundation
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1214
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Foundation
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Foundation


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