• St.James Menthonal

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River Parishes Community College Scholarship Opportunities


Koch Methanol St. James – St. James High School

  • Awarded to a 2023 St. James High School graduate
  • Must meet criteria as noted below

Koch Methanol St. James – St. James Parish student

  • Awarded to a 2023 graduate from any high school in St. James Parish
  • Must meet criteria as noted below

Koch Methanol St. James – Adult Learner

  • Awarded to a resident of St. James Parish with preference given to residents of the west bank 
  • Must meet criteria as noted below
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • May be currently enrolled at RPCC

Award Period: Academic Year 2023-2024

Award Amount: Up to $6,000/student
$3,000/academic year to be awarded 50% fall semester with remaining 50% awarded in spring should student remain eligible. Award may extend past the tradition two years but will not exceed $6,000/student

Pro-rated: 100% for 12 or more credit hours/semester; 75% for 6-11 credit hours/semester 
Student is not eligible if enrolled in fewer than 6 credit hours.

Majors: Student must be seeking an associate degree in the following:

  • Process Technology
  • Instrumentation and Electrical Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance

Needs Based: Scholarships for newly graduated high school students will be awarded only to those who are Pell Grant eligible.

Residency: Awardee must be a resident of St. James Parish – zip codes listed below:

  • West Bank: 70086, 70090
  • East Bank: 70052, 70071, 70723, 70763, 70792

Special Notes:

  •  Award will be granted to student regardless of other funding sources with approval from the donor that any excess will be refunded to the student. 
  • Applicant must have completed their FAFSA for the 2022-2023 Academic Year with RPCC (code-037894) annotated as their school of record by June 1. https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
  • Applicant must be enrolled in RPCC (any campus) for the 2022 Fall Semester at the time of application; award will be based on the enrolled/scheduled credit hours as of the application deadline. https://www.rpcc.edu/admissions/applying-for-admission/
  • Applicant must complete the online RPCC Foundation Scholarship Application at https://rpcc.awardspring.com 
    • The application must be complete and signed (un-signed applications are not considered).
    • Two reference letters should be provided. Reference letters should be requested during the completion of the scholarship application online; if the person providing the reference cannot upload their document, send letters to: RPCC Foundation, 925 W. Edenborne Parkway, Gonzales, LA 70737 foundation@rpcc.edu 

Contact: Patty Prats, Koch Methanol St. James Community Affairs Coordinator, patty.prats@kochps.com