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Scholarships help ease students’ burden

The online application process for Riverside Community College District scholarships has begun. Interested students need to go to the Financial Aid page on the Student Services link of and click on Scholarship Information.

There are also informational pamphlets at the Student Financial Services offices at Riverside, Norco and Moreno Valley colleges.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

Free flu shots

Riverside City College students can get a free flu shot at Student Health. Walk in and get vaccinated to protect yourself and others against the flu. Call Student Health and Psychological Services at 951-222-8151. 

Assistance from the Transfer Center

The Transfer Center is offering help to anyone in need of assistance with university applications. Interested students must register to attend the workshops.

The workshops for the California State University applications will end Nov. 24.

The workshops for the University of California applications run Nov. 1 through Nov. 29.

For more information, call the Transfer/Career Center at 951-222-8446.

Helping out for the holidays

Every year, The Salvation Army helps those in need to celebrate Thanksgiving. The organization is in need of volunteers, turkeys, stuffing, and the fixings to feed 700 people.

Those who would like to volunteer or donate any of the needed items can call 951-784-4490.

A helping hand

For students having trouble with their homework, there are people who can help.

Tutorial Services offers help to anyone in need of it. The tutors are well-qualified and have received a B or higher in the subject they are tutoring.

For questions or to sign up to receive a tutoring session call 951-222-8170.

Grace D. Solcum Nursing Scholarship

The Grace D. Solcum Nursing Scholarship is awarding Nursing I and II students who are trying to receive an associate degree in the Nursing or Registered Nursing programs at Riverside City College.

Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be their own sole means of support. The scholarship committee will consider the financial need.

Students can apply at

Deadline to apply is Dec. 8 at 5 p.m.

Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award

The Nancy Talbot Scholarship is for women to enrich themselves through learning and to achieve a college education later in life.

Applicants must be women residing in the U.S. or Canada, have earned a high school diploma or GED, attend the full 2011-2012 academic year and receive a degree by no later than May 2012.

Apply by visiting Deadline to apply is Jan. 3 at 11:59 p.m.

Visit the ‘Little Shop’

Performance Riverside presents “Little Shop of Horrors,” based on the film by Roger Corman. The production is directed and choreographed by Roger Castellano with music directed by Scott Smith, and produced by Rey O’Day,

“Little Shop of Horrors” plays Nov. 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 2 p.m.

Tickets range from $27-$48 and are available online at

For more information call 951-222-8100.

RCC presidential candidates hold forums

The five Riverside City College presidential candidates will be visiting the campus from Nov. 1 to Nov. 16. The finalists will be meeting with Chancellor Gregory Gray, faculty, staff groups, and other district leaders. They will all hold open candidate forums in the Digital Library Auditorium. All forums are 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Jill Boyle- Nov. 4

Cynthia Azari- Nov. 8

Sharon Blackman- Nov. 10

Anita Kaplan- Nov. 15

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