At Rincon Consultants, Inc. (Rincon), we believe in fostering a workplace that embraces diversity, recognizing that varied perspectives lead to increased innovation and social awareness. To support this vision and promote diversity in the environmental consulting services industry, Rincon established the Rincon Environment and Climate Heroes (REACH) Scholarship in 2022. 

The REACH Scholarship was designed to empower the next generation of environmental sciences and planning professionals by offering financial support to students passionate about addressing environmental issues. In addition to financial assistance, scholarship recipients may also be considered for internship and mentorship opportunities at Rincon that provide practical experience and guidance instrumental for success in the environmental sciences and planning services field.  

The REACH Scholarship is currently available to eligible students in Ventura County. In our commitment to making a meaningful impact, Rincon plans to expand the REACH Scholarship to be accessible to students in strategically targeted regions across California. The expansion aims to empower a diverse array of future leaders and serve as a catalyst for positive change. 

Students in Ventura County who are passionate about environmental sciences and planning are encouraged to apply through the Ventura County Community Foundation (VCCF) website during the annual application period in October. Each application undergoes a thorough review by the VCCF and Rincon team members, with the recipient announced in May. Additional REACH Scholarship opportunities will be listed on Rincon’s website as they become available.