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TCC Foundation Scholarships

A gift, not a loan

The general TCC Foundation Scholarship application period is now closed. TCC Foundation Art Scholarship applications and portfolios are due May 12, 2017. Students who applied for scholarships should check their TCC e-mail during the summer months.

TCC Foundation Art Scholarship Information

  • These scholarhsips are for students who are currently enrolled in a TCC art class or have previously taken one or more art classes at TCC.
  • Applicants must intend to enroll in an art class during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Applicants must have a portfolio of 6-10 pieces - 50% must have been completed at TCC.
  • Applicants must complete the paper application located here.

Who should apply? TCC students with a 2.0 or higher GPA.
TCC Foundation scholarships are a gift, not a loan - they do not need to be paid back.

Application Requirement: 2.0 or higher GPA

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, books, fees, and in some instances, art supplies.

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 use a TCC Foundation scholarship at another institution?

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

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.  

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

Scholarship award offers are sent to TCC student email accounts from the TCC Foundation. When award offers are made, students may also view offers in their Academic Works account.

Are International Students eligible for TCC Foundation Scholarships?

Yes! Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, the TCC Foundation will be offering scholarships for International Students.

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.

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.

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.

Other Information

Need help with your scholarship essays? Visit the Writing and Tutoring Center or the Scholarship Club in Student Life, building 11, for more information.

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

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