TCCC offers a variety of scholarships to students ranging from $250 to $2,500. 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:
The following is a partial list of recent scholarships and donors.
Golden LEAF Scholars Program - Available to degree-seeking students for tuition, fees, and related expenses. Scholarship is need and merit based and will be prorated each semester if the student is not enrolled full-time. If a student fails to enroll, the remaining funds will be awarded to another eligible student. The scholarship may be renewed for one year if the student meets eligibility criteria. Applicant must be a NC resident, reside in a rural county that is tobacco dependent, or economically distressed as determined by the Golden LEAF Foundation, have a current FAFSA application submitted to Dept. of Education, must complete all (3) pages of the scholarship application (including signature and date), include “unofficial” most current transcript with application, and submit to the Financial Aid Office. Submit your application at the Harper Building on the main campus or the Shope Building at the Graham County Center.
Deadline to Apply September 20, 2021 – APPLY HERE
Golden LEAF OE Scholars Program - Available to Occupational Education (non-curriculum education) students. Scholarship funds are limited to tuition, books, fees, supplies and other related costs including transportation. Eligible students must demonstrate a need and be enrolled in a Workforce Continuing Education (WCE) pathways/courses offered at least 96 hours or more and leading to a State or industry-recognized credential. Applicant must be a NC resident, reside in a rural county that is tobacco dependent, or economically distressed as determined by the Golden LEAF Foundation, and meet one of the following criteria: currently unemployed, has received notification of a pending layoff, working and is eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit, or working and earning wages at or below two hundred percent (200%) of the federal poverty guidelines. Applicant must complete all (3) pages of the scholarship application (including signature and date), include “unofficial” most current transcript with application, and include two current paycheck stubs if currently employed. Submit your application at the Harper Building on the main campus or the Shope Building at the Graham County Center.
Deadline to Apply September 20, 2021 - APPLY HERE
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 six (6) $500 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 - APPLY HERE - DEADLINE October 26, 2020
Andrews Friends of the Library $500 Adult Continuing Education Scholarship (Spring 2020) - for continuing educational purposes at any accredited institution including but not limited to college, technical and vocational schools, community and two-year degree schools. The scholarship funds will be sent to your institution and credited to your account. Please mail scholarship application to Andrews Public Library, 871 Main Street, Andrews, NC 28901. Click here for scholarship application. Apply today!
Goodnight Scholars Program
NC State’s Largest Full-Tuition Scholarship program. The Goodnight Scholars Program prepares North Carolina’s top STEM talent to become transformational leaders at NC State University, in North Carolina, and in the world.
The Goodnight Scholars Program was created to assist low- and middle-income families in North Carolina with the financial obligations of college, while providing enriching and meaningful programming to prepare them for successful careers in STEM and STEM education. Interested in becoming a Goodnight Scholar? Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply.
O’Berry Scholarship -$1000- Would you like a $1,000 to go towards your college education? If you meet our criteria, we may have a scholarship for you! OBCF is offering $1,000 scholarships to four students entering college or already in college who have the intent to work in careers that help the developmentally disabled. See our requirements and additional information at: www.oberrycenterfoundation.org
Deadline to Apply April 1, 2021 – APPLY HERE
GEER Scholarship - The Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Scholarship Program provides scholarships for eligible community college workforce continuing education students pursuing high-demand workforce training programs. Eligible students applying for this Scholarship must reside in North Carolina. The scholarship helps cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, credentialing tests, transportation, childcare, and other components of the total cost of attendance.
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 selected refund preference. 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 http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices/
Multiple Class Sessions – Students who register for 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.
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