Scholarships


TCCC Institutional Scholarships

TCCC offers a variety of scholarships to students ranging from $250 to $1000. Many of these scholarships are made possible by the generous donations of local individuals and businesses. A student’s scholarship file must be complete by April 15 to be considered for any and all scholarships sponsored by TCCC.

To apply for TCCC’s scholarships, interested applicants must submit:

2017-2018 Scholarship Application

The following is a partial list of recent scholarships and donors.


Non-Institutional Scholarships

Golden Leaf Scholars Program – up to $750For degree-seeking students for tuition, fees, and related expenses. Scholarships are need and merit based and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants must have a current FAFSA application submitted to Dept. of Education, must complete all (5) pages of the scholarship application (including signature and social security number), include “unofficial” most current transcript with application and submit to the Financial Aid Office.  Turn application into the Harper Building on the main campus or the Shope Building at the Graham County Center. Apply Here - Spring 2017 Application – March 31, 2017

Golden Leaf OE Scholars Program  – up to $250 – For Occupational Education (non-curriculum education) students. Funds would be limited to tuition, books, fees, supplies and other related costs including transportation (students using funds for transportation purposes will be asked to sign a statement regarding their travel to and from the college). Eligible students must demonstrate a need under the federal TRIO formula and be enrolled in a Jobs Now program or a credentialing program of at least 96 hours. Scholarships, which are need and merit based, will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and will be analyzed by a selection decision matrix to insure consistency of the selection process. Applicants for the Occupational Education scholarships must complete all (5) pages of the scholarship application (including signature and social security number) and include their 2012 Federal Tax Return. Turn application into the Harper Building on the main campus or the Shope Building at the Graham County Center.
Apply Here - Spring 2017 Application – March 31, 2017

Golden Leaf Scholarship for Students Attending Public Universities & Private Colleges & Universities – The Golden LEAF Scholars Program is designed to assist current high school seniors and North Carolina community college transfer students. Recipients must be from certain rural counties, demonstrate both financial need and merit, and plan to attend participating North Carolina colleges and universities. The scholarship is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation through a grant to the North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The number of years of scholarship support depends on the degree sought and the number of credits transferred. To apply, visit the page found at the following LINK.

SECU – Continuing Education Scholarship
The SECU Foundation established a Continuing Education Scholarship Program to help remove financial barriers for students seeking to gain new and/or upgrade current job-related skills. SECU Foundation has agreed to provide ten (10) $750 scholarships to each North Carolina Community College.  Tri-County Community College will split the scholarships up and disburse these during the fall and spring semesters.

To be considered for this scholarship program, a student must:

SECU CONED Application - March 31, 2017

NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars – NCAS gives community college STEM students an authentic NASA experience and encourages them to finish a 2-year degree or transfer to a 4-year university to pursue a NASA-related field or career.

Eligibility:

-U.S. Citizenship
-High school graduate or equivalent and at least 18 years of ageNASA Campaign
-Registered at a U.S. community college during the semester of the onsite workshop
-Concurrent enrollment or completion of 9+ hours of STEM coursework
-Able to commit to a 5 week online session
-Internet access

*Please note a non-refundable $30 fee will be collected for the onsite portion to cover materials.

APPLICATION HERE -  DEADLINE: May 2, 2017

Carol Bond Fund Community College Scholarship – The Carol Bond Fund is a memorial scholarship fund, which was created by the NC AWWA-WEA in cooperation with employees of the City of Raleigh, NC. This scholarship fund commemorates the late Carol Bond and her life-long devotion to environmental education. Carol was one of the first certified Environmental Educators in the state of North Carolina. Carol also served on many NC AWWA-WEA committees including the Public Education Committee. This fund supporting this scholarship is channeled toward scholarships and grants that encourage interest in environmental education. Apply Here

The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship – This scholarship is a monthly $1,000 giveaway, designed to help students pay for their higher-education expenses. Every month, Campus Explorer will announce a new scholarship – and a new way to win. A winner will be randomly selected from the entrants. The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 16 years old at the time of entry. At Campus Explorer, we believe everyone deserves a fulfilling education. Visit CampusExplorer.com for free college planning tools, tips and advice on paying for college and career information. Check www.campusexplorer.com regularly to see the newest scholarship and meet the lucky winners. Ongoing.

Wells Fargo College STEPS Sweepstakes - Students can sign up to receive financial tips and tools from Wells Fargo to help save and prepare for their college education. College students will receive Well Fargo’s WellsWire newsletter. This newsletter will cover topics like saving and budgeting, finding and managing student loans, and savvy money tips for college life. Once you sign up for this helpful information, you will be entered in the CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes for a chance to win $1,000. A total of 40 $1,000 prizes will be awarded and once you sign up, you’re automatically entered in future drawings. If you are a winner, you’ll be notified by mail within two weeks of the drawing dates. Ongoing.

A Place for Mom 2017 Senior Care Scholarship:  Five $1000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate’s, bachelor’s, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology or long-term care administration. The applicant must be attending classes at the time of the April 15th deadline. Essay topic and details found at www.aplaceformom.com/scholarship.

Lawntrepreneur Scholarship – The Lawntrepreneur Scholarship is a way of giving back to the up and coming young entrepreneurs. Lawnstarter is looking for someone that’s caught the entrepreneurial bug and needs a little help funding their dream. Whether you started your own lawn care business in high school or have an idea for a revolutionary new app, tell us what makes you passionate about business. Students apply by sending a transcript, resume, and a 500-700 word essay answering the following prompt “What makes them passionate about building a business?” to scholarships@lawnstarter.com.


Grasshopper $5,000 Scholarship

Grasshopper will award one (1) $5,000 scholarship for the best submitted entry determined by our judges. The scholarship will be awarded in check form, made payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term in 2017.  Deadline April 30, 2017

Students can apply and get more information here:
http://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/

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Be sure to check back during the Fall semester if any of the above scholarship deadlines have passed.

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Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Financial aid refunds are disbursed to currently enrolled students AFTER attendance is monitored each semester. TCCC will transfer each student’s remaining funds to BankMobile, a division of Customers Bank, approximately four to five weeks after the first day of classes each semester. BankMobile will apply each student’s refund to his/her account, personal bank account or by check based on the preference selected at RefundSelection.com. Students enrolled in classes that start later in the semester will receive refunds at a later date using the same disbursement method above. For information about BankMobile, please visit BankMobile.

Multiple Class Sessions – Students who register for four and eight week class sessions during each semester and receive financial aid will not receive funding for these classes until approximately 4-5 weeks after they have begun. According to Federal/State guidelines, students cannot receive Federal/State funds for classes until those classes have begun and class attendance has been taken. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.