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Riverside County Office Offering Two Scholarships to Recent Graduates

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Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by Deandre Barrett

Written By Deandre Barrett  |  Education, Career Readiness, College  |  0 Comments | July 6, 2023

Are you a recent graduate of 2023 looking for some help with future higher education opportunities? Then the Riverside County Office of Education has two great scholarship opportunities for you! 

The scholarship deadlines have also been extended to July 17th but don’t take too long to apply! Interested graduates can find information for both scholarship opportunities can be found below:

Riverside County Office Foundation Scholarship

The Riverside County Office Foundation Scholarship is offered by the Riverside County Office of Education Foundation (RCOEF) in Riverside County, California. 

The foundation aims to raise funds for scholarships to support students in Riverside County who have earned their high school equivalency (GED or HiSET) or high school diploma and plan to enroll in a two- or four-year college. The foundation has awarded students over $600,000 in scholarship funds thus far.

The eligibility criteria for the RCOE Foundation Scholarship are as follows:

– Riverside County high school seniors graduating from select school districts and RCOE programs (Cal-SAFE, CBK, Community School, Court School, Foster Youth, Desert Edge Adult School)

– Students who are planning to attend a two-year or four-year college

– Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

– Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

– Possession of a college acceptance letter or enrollment confirmation

In addition to the general RCOE Foundation Scholarship, there is also the RCOE Foundation STEM Scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school seniors in select districts and all RCOE programs majoring in a college STEM program.

To apply for the RCOE Foundation Scholarship, interested students must complete and submit various items, including a personal essay, activities/accomplishment resume, letter of recommendation or scholarship evaluation form, scholarship application, grade transcripts, FAFSA confirmation, and proof of college admissions. Application forms and deadlines are typically posted on the RCOE website when available.

It’s worth noting that there is also a separate program called the Student Success Fund Grant Program, which aims to support high school seniors in purchasing items crucial to their academic and career success, such as desks, school supplies, printers, technology, etc. The maximum award amount for this grant program is $500.

For additional information about the RCOE Foundation’s scholarship program, contact Ed Lewis, the foundation.

Student Hires Programs

If we want to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed in their future careers, it’s essential to start building their skills early on. 

Student Hires is doing just that by creating hands-on experiential programs for K-12 students led by college students. These programs not only provide valuable learning experiences for young people but also serve as a way to increase the career readiness of disadvantaged youth in our community.

We also operate a summer program called Luv2Play, which provides lunch and breakfast meals today. We offer a variety of nutritious and delectable dishes that we are confident our children would enjoy.


Scholarships are an essential resource that only a few students take advantage of. Most of the time, scholarships only require a little time and information, and students can receive some funding resources for their tuition. How often do you apply for scholarships? Let us know in the comments below!

Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by Deandre Barrett

About Deandre Barrett

Deandre Barrett is a computer programming major at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He currently juggles a life balance between doing course work and marketing apprenticeships with Acadium. After graduating from the Acadium 3rd cohort in 2020 and finishing creating gaming reviews for Blasting News in 2017. He is now creating content for Student Hires and looks to use his experience to take the company to the next level. Student Hires has been focused on collaborating with K-12 schools & universities, as well as community employers, to create valuable job opportunities for local college & university students.

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