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TCC Foundation Scholarships

A gift, not a loan

The scholarship application for the 2018-2019 academic year has now closed. Please check your TCC Student Email for updates starting June. You will need to check your TCC email all summer.

TCC Foundation scholarships are a gift, not a loan - they do not need to be paid back.

Each year over 200 scholarships are awarded to TCC students. Money is provided by friends of the TCC Foundation to help students pay for tuition, fees, and in some instances, art supplies.

How will I know if I’ve been awarded a scholarship?

Scholarship award offers are sent to TCC student email accounts. When award offers are made, students may also view offers in their Academic Works account. Award notifications are typically sent out in June-July.

Who selects the scholarship recipients?

The TCC Foundation scholarship committee consists on Foundation Board Members, Staff, Faculty and community members.

How do I receive my scholarship?

TCC Foundation scholarships are included in a student’s financial aid package. TCC Foundation scholarships will apply directly toward tuition and fees. These scholarships are not refundable to the student.

How will my scholarship affect my financial aid package?

TCC Foundation scholarships are included in a student’s financial aid package. A student cannot receive aid that exceeds their Cost of Attendance. This means your scholarship may need to be reduced or canceled, depending on the amount of other aid received

Can I use a TCC Foundation scholarship at another institution?

TCC Foundation scholarships are intended for students who will attend TCC.

How is the scholarship split?

In general, scholarships greater than $750 are split among Fall/Winter/Spring, while scholarships of $750 or less are given in a single quarter.

Can I apply for more than one TCC Foundation scholarship at a time?

Yes! By completing the one-page General Application, a student is applying to all scholarships in the system. Based on General Application responses, students are automatically filtered into scholarships that they may be eligible for.

When do I apply?

The scholarship application is open until January-March. All application pieces including your reference must be completed prior to the close date.

Are International Students eligible for TCC Foundation Scholarships?

Yes! The TCC Foundation now offers scholarships for International Students.

Other Information

Need help with your scholarship essays? Visit the Writing and Tutoring Center or attend one of the TCC Money Days for assistance.

Still have questions? Contact Emily Roska, Scholarship Coordinator, 253.566.5315

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