The Roane State Foundation was founded in 1979 as a separate not-for-profit entity with the purpose of providing financial support for the students and programs of Roane State Community College. The Foundation seeks to enhance community awareness of the college, to secure private contributions and bequests, and to manage monies or properties given to the Foundation.
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation provides financial support for college activities and scholarships. In order to make higher education accessible to all of our students in the nine counties Roane State serves, we have built and furnished campuses in Roane, Anderson, Cumberland, Knox, Loudon, Campbell, Scott, Fentress, and Morgan Counties.
The staff of the Roane State Foundation are dedicated to helping RSCC students succeed. For the 2016-17 academic year, we have awarded over 330 scholarships for fall/spring/summer. Through our Pay-it-Forward program we have also awarded 28 emergency awards, 21 license exam fee awards, 15 finish line scholarships, and 6 adult student aid awards. 17 scholarships were awarded for Middle College students and 95 were awarded to students taking dual credit classes in our service area.
We want all our students to reach their goals and receive the diploma or certificate of their chosen programs. If you are a student on the Roane County Campus and financial stress is hindering you from getting to class, DON'T GIVE UP; you may qualify for Emergency Aid from the Pay-it-Forward Program. To find out if you qualify for assistance, contact Tina Long in the One-Stop. If your classes are in Oak Ridge, contact Melodie Johnson in the Oak Ridge Campus One-Stop. Students taking classes at one of our other satellite campuses should contact your Campus Director for assistance. All recipients are required to complete the Foundation online scholarship application and sign a pay-it-forward form.
The Roane State Foundation is also licenced to manage Charitable Gift Annuities. You can make a gift that will benefit Roane State Community College students or one of our campus projects in the future and receive guaranteed fixed income for life! Income payments to you are usually considerably higher than your return on low-earning CD's and securities. Please look over our brochure and call us to discuss establishing your charitable gift annuity.
We are very happy to have Scott Niermann on board as the Executive Director for the Roane State Foundation. Meet Scott here.
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748
Phone: (865) 882-4507
Fax: (865) 882-4689
Roane State Community College is a TBR and AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by Roane State. View full non-discrimination policy.