TMCC Foundation Scholarship Application Opens

Stefanie Givens and Patricia Bouweraerts
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Facing front from center left: Hirokazu Kishinami, Kimberly Tran and fellow students at the 2017 Legacy Reception.

The application is now live online to apply for hundreds of TMCC Foundation 2018-2019 scholarships, and a single application is all that is needed to qualify for the potential awards.

After completing the application, students are matched to one or more of the many scholarships. Students may find the application at AcademicWorks on the Truckee Meadows Community College website.

A series of scholarship workshops is being offered to help students complete their applications. No RSVP is needed to attend any of the sessions taking place at TMCC's Dandini Campus and other sites:

  • Monday, Jan. 29, Noon–1 p.m., William N. Pennington Health Science Center (HSC 103)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 30, 3–4:30 p.m., Dandini Campus (RDMT 111)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2–4 p.m., William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center (Computer Lab)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Dandini Campus (RDMT 111)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Dandini Campus (RDMT 111)
  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 3–4:30 p.m., Meadowood Center (MDWS 123)
  • Monday, Feb. 26, 10–11:30 a.m., Dandini Campus (RDMT 111)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 3–4:30 p.m., Dandini Campus (RDMT 111)

For more information about the workshops, please contact Elisabeth Saldana in Financial Aid, Scholarships and Outreach at 775-673-7200.

Every Student Has a Unique Story

Students at TMCC are diverse and every story is different.

From students pursuing a certificate or preparing to transfer to a university, to those just out of high school or making the transition back to college, there is a common denominator that ties them together—the cost of higher education can be intimidating.

At TMCC, many students rely on scholarships to realize their academic and career goals. All year long, the TMCC Foundation works with faculty, donors, and other community partners who recognize the bright future of TMCC students and wish to assist students in meeting their educational goals. Scholarship awards are based on many factors, including scholastic merit and financial need, and for many the awards are a reliable and powerful way to help cover many of the costs of a two-year degree. Whether it’s providing funds to cover tuition, books, or student fees, receiving a scholarship can sometimes be a main factor in helping a student to achieve an associate degree.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, more than $636,000 in scholarships were awarded, totaling nearly 500 scholarships. This is a record for the Foundation and something for which the entire TMCC community can be very proud.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for one or more of the TMCC Foundation Scholarships, said Rebecca Josten, Scholarship Manager. All current or prospective TMCC students are eligible to apply, and the application period is now open. The priority deadline is March 1.

Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis, therefore applications need to be submitted before the deadline.

In addition, for questions or information about donating to a TMCC Foundation scholarship, please contact Rebecca Josten at 775-674-7648.