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Foundation Overview


The mission of the Richard Bland College Foundation is to aid, strengthen, and extend in every proper and useful manner the work, service, and objectives of Richard Bland College.

The Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation, was incorporated October 12, 1977 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia to:

  • Serve Richard Bland College of William & Mary
  • Foster the image of RBC
  • Enhance the academic, social, and physical growth of the College

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Directors are prominent and influential members of the communities served by the College. Each Director serve up to two three-year terms. Officers include a chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer. Directors are appointed by the Foundation Board. The President of the College, Legal Counsel, and the Immediate Past Chair are named in the Foundation Bylaws as ex officio Directors.


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Promise Scholars

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.

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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.

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Honors Program

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.

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The annual RBC Foundation Golf Tournament, Pecan Festival and Awards of Distinction events are highlights each year that support 100% student success.

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