Maria Martinez Aguilera, who plans on completing her Associates degree in Criminal Justice this spring, received the Frank Barnes Memorial Scholarship which will defray the costs associated with her final semester at TMCC. For Aguilera, though, the scholarship represents much more: “...this scholarship [...] has helped me to achieve one of my biggest dreams, going to college, and has taught me that no matter how hard something may seem, anything is possible if you believe in yourself.”
Every year, TMCC gives nearly 600 scholarships—or approximately $700,000—to students who complete the Foundation Scholarship Application. Historically, every year has seen an increase of the number of scholarships awarded; in 2018, 41% of applicants received some kind of financial reward from the Foundation to support their academic success. Why not make 2019 the year that you ease the financial burden of your academic and professional goals by submitting a completed application today?
Who can apply
Jennifer Alcaraz, who is working toward her Associate of Science degree, is a graduate of Spanish Springs High School and a first generation college student who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at TMCC. “My career goal is to become a dental hygienist… to help patients achieve their dream smile. This wouldn't be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors. I hope one day I will be able to give back to the community and help students accomplish their goals, just as the TMCC Foundation Scholarship has helped me.”
These scholarships, which award students based on academic merit and financial need, are funded by private donors who want our students to succeed. Both prospective and current TMCC students are eligible to apply: the application window, which opened January 1, will continue to accept applications through March 1, 2019. Awards are made in the Spring for the following Fall and Spring semester (no Summer awards are made).
In order to be eligible for a Foundation Scholarship, you must attend TMCC during the award year and you must meet and sustain a 2.0 GPA and enroll in at least 6 credits during each semester. Some scholarships may require that you maintain three-quarter time or full-time enrollment (9 or 12 more credits), a higher GPA or other criteria as established by the donor. Audited classes or personal interest classes, such as those offered by the Workforce Development and Community Education department, are not funded through scholarships.
If you haven’t applied for a scholarship before, or need help with the application process, TMCC is hosting a series of workshops designed to help you complete the application.
Application Workshops Available
Starting February 5, there will be several on-campus workshops that will enable you to meet our TMCC Foundation Schoalrship Manager and Financial Aid and Scholarship and Outreach Coordinator who can assist you with completing the TMCC Foundation Scholarship and 2019–2020 FAFSA Application. No appointments are necessary to attend these workshops.
- Wednesday, Jan. 30, 9:30–11 a.m. Sierra Building, Library 106
- Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1–2:30 p.m. Sierra Building, Library 106
- Monday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Sierra Building, Library 106
- Thursday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Academic Lab, RDMT 111
- Thursday, Feb. 21, 12:30–1:30 p.m. Sierra Building, Library 106
For more information, contact our Scholarship Manager at 775-673-7127.