Apply by March 1 for TMCC Scholarships

K. Patricia Bouweraerts
Scholarship Donor and Recipient Image

Scholarship donor (George) is pictured with scholarship recipient (Carolyn) at the Legacy Reception in October.

“It’s a weight lifted off my shoulders continuing to study in the field I’m passionate about, Veterinary Technology,” said Megan, scholarship awardee. “Thank you so much to Truckee Meadows Community College for this great opportunity.”

There is more support for students needing help financing their education than most people are aware of. More than 200 donor-based scholarships have been set up by many generous contributors to the TMCC Foundation. The best part for students is that there is only one application needed to qualify for an award.

Applications are due Wednesday, March 1.

A free workshop is also being offered to help students with applications for Student Scholarships.

“Students can learn all about the many scholarships and how to write a winning essay,” said Tara Hawkins, Development Officer and Scholarship Manager. “Attending the session will help students complete the application faster and easier.”

The Feb. 3 workshop, “’Soup-er’ Bowl of Scholarships” is a soup and salad lunch session with guest presentations by Financial Literacy and Money Education by Students (FLAMES) peer mentors. There are 30 spots available and students are asked to RSVP to Jeannette Smith, Financial Aid Coordinator for Scholarships and Outreach.

  • When: Friday, Feb. 3, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., “’Soup-er’ Bowl of Scholarships” with lunch
  • Where: Red Mountain Building, room 112, Academic Advisement computer lab

The online form to apply for TMCC Foundation 2017-2018 scholarships is straightforward and should take less than one hour to finish if a student has prepared by taking the short workshop, Hawkins said.

After completing the application, students are matched to one or more of the hundreds of scholarship opportunities. After filling out the main form, students are also encouraged to check out 15 additional scholarships on the AcademicWorks page that could possibly pertain to them. These awards require a few additional responses.

Many Types of General and Specific Awards

Scholarships are based on many factors: scholastic merit, life circumstances, financial need and major field of study.

There are numerous types of awards for which to qualify, including many general scholarships open to all students. The list includes scholarships that have wide-ranging categories which include the following and others:

  • Students who are pursuing a particular subject area
  • For those who belong to a specific organization or church
  • For part-time students
  • Students who are registered with the Disability Resource Center
  • Many more types of scholarships

“Throughout my time at TMCC the school has helped provide the necessary resources for me to be successful,” said Nikkolas, computer science major. “I’ve had wonderful instructors and I made it my personal goal to graduate from this institution. This scholarship is another example of the College helping me to be successful the final semester at TMCC.”

For more information about applying for one of the many scholarships, contact Tara Hawkins, Development Officer and Scholarship Manager, in the TMCC Foundation at 775-673-7127. For information about the scholarship workshop, please contact Jeannette Smith at 775-674-7639.