Many deserving students need support to close the gap between their income and the amount 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 be unable to further their educations.
The Indian River State College Foundation enhances students' access and quality of education 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 $1,000, 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, assisting students through the income produced by the invested funds. To permanently endow a scholarship, a minimum of $15,000 is needed. From this point forward, the scholarship will remain available to students throughout the future.

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 2023-2024 scholarship application will be available on your Pioneer Portal on November 1, 2022.

Transfer/Bachelor’s Scholarships – November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Annual Scholarships - November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Health Science Scholarships - November 1, 2022 – June 15, 2023

Fire/Police/All Certificate Programs - DATES VARY


IRSC Foundation Scholarship Application Process for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Application Check List Prior To Completing Application

  1. Apply to IRSC as a student at
  2. Obtain IRSC Student ID
  3. Obtain IRSC RiverMail address
  4. Activate RiverMail address
    • Students 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 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
  3. For admissions/enrollment assistance click
  4. High School Seniors must send TRANSCRIPTS by January 31, 2023, through FASTER by contacting your High School Guidance Counselor or mail/deliver a sealed copy to the IRSC Admissions Office on the Main Campus



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 any Indian River County public 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, 2023.

The Davis Family Altruistic Foundation Scholarship is available to all employees and dependents of R. K. Davis Construction Corporation employees who aspire to higher education. Recipients must have a 2.5 or higher GPA. Test scores and financial needs will be taken into consideration. To apply, please download and submit an application to Sherri Monds, IRSC Foundation Development Coordinator by March 31, 2023.


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.
For more information, contact the IRSC Foundation at 772-462-4786 or via email: