The RCH Wrestling Foundation Scholarship is a $1,500 award for recent Illinois or Indiana high school graduates who have wrestled for a minimum of 3 academic high school years and are in need of financial assistance to attend college or trade school.
Graduating, high school seniors who reside in Illinois or Indiana, and who are accepted into an accredited four-year college, university, junior college, business or trade school in Illinois or Indiana as entering freshmen or first year students are eligible. Students must have a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA, and evidence of at least district required service hours. The RCH Wrestling Foundation Scholarship is open to all eligible students regardless of race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.
The Scholarship is a one time $1,500 award provided to the selected student(s). The student(s) may use the scholarship to assist in undergraduate or trade school related expenses such as payment of tuition, fees, books, equipment, room and board and/or travel to and from the school and home. At least one award is promised. The number of scholarships awarded depends on the funds raised during the year. The scholarship is presented to the student(s) at a Scholarship Dinner in their honor. The Scholarship Dinner is the culminating activity of the annual RCH Wrestling Foundation Golf Outing fundraiser, hosted each September.
Application is released: March 29, 2021
Application deadline: June 7, 2021
Applications under review: June 2021
Semi-finalist interviews: July and August
Recipient(s) notified: mid August
Scholarship Awards Presentation: September 2021
*Dates are subject to change