Scholarships

IRSC Foundation Scholarships
 
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.
 

Application Period & Deadlines

IRSC Foundation 2022-2023 scholarship application available on your Pioneer Portal November 1, 2021.

Transfer/Bachelor’s Scholarships – November 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Annual Scholarships - November 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Health Science Scholarships - November 1, 2021 – June 15, 2022

Fire/Police/All Certificate Programs - DATES VARY

 

IRSC Foundation Scholarship Application Process for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Application Check List Prior To Completing Application

  1. Apply to IRSC as a student at https://www.irsc.edu/admissions/index.html
  2. Obtain IRSC Student ID
  3. Obtain IRSC RiverMail address
  4. Activate RiverMail address
    • Student must be able to send and receive emails prior to completing an IRSC Scholarship Application
    • New students must wait three days after they ACTIVATE their RiverMail before applying for IRSC Scholarships
  5. All IRSC current and former students need to complete an IRSC admissions application and residency form before applying for an IRSC Scholarship

Important Information

  1. All of the steps above MUST be completed or students will receive an INVALID EMAIL message when completing the IRSC Scholarship Application
  2. For RiverMail assistance click https://www.irsc.edu/admissions/rivermail.html
  3. For admissions/enrollment assistance click https://www.irsc.edu/admissions/index.html
  4. High School Seniors must send TRANSCRIPTS by January 15, 2022 through FASTER by contacting your High School Guidance Counselor or mail/deliver a sealed copy to the IRSC Admissions Office on the Main Campus

For More Information Call 772-462-4786

For More Information Call 772-462-4786

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Along with the scholarship opportunities available through IRSC's Online Scholarship Application, the IRSC Foundation also accepts applications for the following scholarships:

The Michael Abt. Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior from Sebastian River High School who has a 2.0 or higher GPA and plans to attend IRSC. To apply, please download and submit an application to Sherri Monds, IRSC Foundation Development Coordinator by March 15, 2022.

The Davis Family Altruistic Foundation Scholarship is available to all employees and dependents of R. K. Davis Construction Corporation employees who aspire to a higher education. Recipients must have a 2.5 or higher GPA. Test scores and financial need will be taken into consideration. To apply, please download and submit an application to Sherri Monds, IRSC Foundation Development Coordinator by March 31, 2022.

The Basil L. King Scholarship Foundation provides scholarship assistance to residents of St. Lucie County, Florida who are embarking on a career in the Health Sciences. Medical scholarships are also available for students pursing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. For complete eligibility requirements and an application, click here.

The Adrian M. Sample Scholarship Trust provides scholarship assistance to residents of St. Lucie and Okeechobee County, Florida or residents of a foreign country. Scholarships are also available for students pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine or Theology.  For complete eligibility requirements and an application, click here.

Other Student Resources

Outside Scholarship Information is available to assist IRSC students who are interested in local, state and national scholarship opportunities.
 
Need money for college? Don’t forget to apply for Federal and State financial assistance. With proper planning, we believe it's possible for everyone to get a college education. For further details about the IRSC Financial Aid office

Take Stock in Children Scholarship Program
Among the many scholarships available to IRSC students is the President’s Challenge/Take Stock in Children program. The IRSC Foundation annually awards scholarships to economically disadvantaged ninth-grade students who continue to earn good grades through high school and demonstrate good citizenship. 
 
Housing For IRSC Students
The IRSC Foundation also provides convenient and affordable housing to students through the Alto "Bud” Adams, Jr. " The River Hammock” student residence facility. This 192-apartment complex is directly across 35th Street on the IRSC Main Campus.
 
Questions?
For more information, Contact the IRSC Foundation at 772-462-4786 or via email: info@irscfoundation.org