ABOUT THE RBC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
The mission of the Richard Bland College Development Office is to aid, strengthen, and extend in every proper and useful manner the work, service, and objectives of Richard Bland College.
The RBC Development Office serves to support the college in the following ways:
- Serve Richard Bland College of William & Mary through fundraising and community events
- Foster relationships between the college, alumni, parents, students, and friends
- Encouraging support from key foundation and corporate partners
- Enhance the academic, social, and physical growth of the College
Tim Reid on Giving to RBC
President Sydow on Giving to RBC
This innovative program is designed to ease transfer from Richard Bland College to William & Mary for high-ability, Virginia residents who are eligible for a Pell Grant. The Promise Scholars Program provides W&M courses at RBC, scholarship funds, guaranteed housing, peer-to-peer support, and mentorship to eligible students who have committed to transferring to W&M. One W&M faculty member will travel to RBC’s campus to teach one general education course each semester of the sophomore year, giving students the opportunity to experience W&M while at RBC.
Through the generous gifts of donors, RBC is able to offer more than 50 endowed scholarships to over 100 new and returning students each year. Scholarship amounts range between $500 and $2,000 per year.
Honors Program Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of students. In order to be considered for a scholarship, students must complete an application, be selected, and fulfill requirements of the Honors Program. All undergraduate, degree seeking, full-time (15 credit hours or more). Honors students shall receive a $500 scholarship per semester awarded by RBC Financial Aid.
The first annual RBC Jazz in the Grove, Pecan Festival and Awards of Distinction events are highlights this year that support 100% student success.