Renaissance Scholars Program

Welcome to the Renaissance Scholars Program (RSP) at Moreno Valley College!

The Renaissance Scholars Program is born out of the Harlem Renaissance which produced a rebirth in African American art, literature, music, and culture.
Ultimately to be part of the Renaissance Scholars Program means rebirth of self and the collective rebirth of others.

The Renaissance Scholars Program is dedicated to increase the number of educationally underserved students who enroll in our institution, earn their degrees, transfer to four-year colleges or universities, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations.

The Renaissance Scholars Program seeks to educate African American students about their African cultural heritage in order to promote and uplift an African American centered consciousness. The development of the academic, professional and leadership potential of African American students is centered on seven program principles: unity, self, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. Student centeredness is reflected in the area of program identification of the needs and concerns of Moreno Valley College African American students and the development of interventions to address the needs and concerns.

Download icon To get started, download our RSP Application and turn it in today!

You can also download the RSP flyer





Select an event below for more information regarding time, location, and a description.

  • End of the Year Celebration Ceremony



Select a workshop below for more information regarding time, location, and a description.


Contact Us


Gertrude (Gertia) Lopez, Rennaisance Scholars Program Coordinator/Counselor

Yoshi Palomo, Educational Advisor

LaTonya Parker, Learning Community Coordinator


Student Services building, room 306

Phone number:

(951) 571-6446