Al Parker Memorial Scholarship

Al Parker served Riverside City College as a dedicated and popular faculty member, from September 1969 until his retirement in 2014. Al dearly loved life, his family and friends, his colleagues, and his students, and continued to teach online following his retirement. Al passed away peacefully from cancer in his home in Astoria, Oregon in June 2016. Above all, Al cared about student success, and throughout his career, he supported scholarships established through the RCCD Foundation. It was especially fitting that this scholarship was established by his family following his passing to continue his legacy of support for students.

Basic requirements and reviewer notes:
Major: History, Political Science
Cumulative GPA required: 3.0
Financial need required: Preferred
Student activities, volunteer work required: None required
Other special requirements: Is the applicant a civic minded, socially active student who will take a stand? Personal essay must demonstrate instances of social activism, civil disobedience or humanitarianism.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What 4-year university do you plan to transfer to?
  2. Please provide a brief paragraph describing activities you have engaged in to demonstrate you to be a civic-minded, socially active student who will take a stand. Please include any instances of social activism, civil disobedience or humanitarianism that you have taken part in.