Scholarships

Many Deserving Students Need Support
Many deserving students need support to close the gap between their income and the amount that is needed to pay for college classes and books. Even though most students work while attending college, many have family and personal responsibilities which are also funding priorities. Without scholarship support, many hard-working young people would not be able to further their educations.
 
The Indian River State College Foundation enhances access and quality of education for students by attracting and managing private contributions from individuals, corporations, and private foundations. The IRSC Foundation awards more than $4 million in scholarships each year to assist students in gaining a college education.

For an annual minimum of $500, a scholarship can be "customized” to match your area of interest. Memorial scholarships are a wonderful way to honor loved ones while helping students achieve their dreams.

Endowed scholarships are created to last forever, providing assistance to students through the income produced by the invested funds. To permanently endow a scholarship, a minimum of $10,000 is needed. From this point forward throughout the future, the scholarship will remain available to students.

The IRSC Foundation provides scholarship support to incoming and current IRSC students in a wide variety of areas. Outstanding IRSC graduates who have completed their associate degrees continue to receive support for their junior and senior years through the IRSC Foundation’s transfer scholarship program.
Create A New Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations, the Indian River State College Foundation is able to provide scholarship support to deserving students each year. These scholarships make it possible for many students, who otherwise may not have been able to attend college, to enroll at IRSC and fulfill their educational and career goals. By helping these deserving students pursue their dreams, these generous donors also enrich our community.

Scholarships can be created in your own name, in your company's name, or in honor or memory of a family member to benefit deserving students in a specific program or area. You may be interested in providing scholarships for new and/or returning IRSC students or IRSC graduates planning to transfer to an upper-division college or university. 
 
Sample Scholarship Criteria
How Often Awarded: Scholarships can be funded annually or through an endowment. The minimum contribution required for an annual scholarship is $500. An endowment requires a minimum of $10,000 to establish. 
 
Number Awarded: Determines the number of students you would like to assist. 
 
Amount of Scholarship: $______ 
 
Approved Use of Funds: Tuition and/or Books Eligibility: You have the ability to specify the type of student that you would like to support with your scholarship. 
 
Selection: IRSC Selection and Loan Committee 
 
Basis for Selection: Completed IRSC Online Scholarship Application 
 
Presented: Award from IRSC Foundation Office 
 
For more information on establishing a scholarship, please contact:

Sherri Monds- Development Coordinator
Indian River State College Foundation
3209 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
smonds@irsc.edu
(772) 462-7249- phone
(772) 462-4602 –fax