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External Scholarships

These are the current External Scholarships available to all TCC Students. Please refer to the respective scholarship sites for additional information and application materials.

Other opportunities


$1,000 The Internet Privacy Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to help out fellow internet privacy protection advocates.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Currently attending high school, undergraduate or graduate school within the United States
  • All ages
  • All citizenships

For application materials, visit:

Deadline: November 6, 2016, 5PM Eastern Standard time

$1,000 Annual Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Scholarship

RJT Criminal Defense is offering two educational scholarships annually to United States veterans with PTSD.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces who has been diagnosed with PTSD

For application requirements and materials, visit:

Deadline: November 14, 2016

$500 76th & Newbury's Art and Design Scholarship

In order to apply for this scholarship, participants are simply required to share this scholarship on Facebook and Instagram.

Eligibilty requirements:

  • College students currently pursuing a major in Graphic Arts & Design or Applied Arts of any level
  • U.S. Citizen or legal resident

For scholarship guidelines, visit:

Deadline: November 15, 2016

$2,500 Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship

Eligibility requirements:

  • Have completed high school or plan to complete high school by Spring 2016 with plans to enroll at a non-profit post-secondary institution by fall 2016
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be involved in community service activities
  • Be younger than 30 years old
  • Be a United States citizen

For application materials, visit:

Deadline: Application will be open with a rolling deadline until all awards have been given out. Applications will be reviewed monthly.

The Richard Bangs Collier
$3,000 Pleneurethics Scholarship

The Pleneurethics Society currently supports a scholarship program to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The society has established a program that supports student in the United States and Internationally. The goal of Pleneurethics is to improve the quality of living through better management of neurological resources to promote better overall health and living.

Successful applicants must complete a scholarship paper over the course of the academic year. Outstanding papers may be eligible for publication in the Journal of Pleneurethics and an additional award.

Please visit for more information and to apply.

Undocumented Student (1079)
Scholarship List for Research

2014 Undocumented Scholarship Guide for College is a compilation of scholarships that were available in 2014. They are organized in chronological order.

Additional scholarship search sites:

Some helpful hints when applying for a scholarship:

  • Read the application carefully and follow all instructions.
  • Type all application forms, letters, essays, questionnaires, or any other information. Proofread all materials and make sure they are picture-perfect: no misspellings, no errors. It is always a good idea to have someone else look over the application and attached statements one more time.
  • Be sure your contact information is up to date. If need be, create a clean email address such as
  • Letters of recommendation (also known as a letter of reference) should come from teachers, counselors, coaches and supervisors. Letters of recommendation should never come from friends or family
  • Think of your essay as your interview. Your essay is what sets you apart from the other applicants
  • Make a copy of your completed application to keep for your records
  • Never pay for scholarship searches

A scholarship information bulletin board with current outside scholarship listings is located next to the financial aid office in Building 14. Stop by and take a look at what is available. 


Scholarship ID:112
Scholarship Title:Catching the Dream
Award Type:Academic and Financial
  1. The Catching the Dream scholarship objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. This supplemental award is intended to help American Indian students of any age, from any U.S. tribe, within any State, striving to get an education. All awards are based on merit, academic achievement and ambition.

pick up an application in the financial aid office in building 18

Deadline:see below


  • Deadline Dates
  • Summer 03-15
  • Fall 04-15
  • Spring 09-15
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