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2017-2018 Tunxis Community College Foundation Scholarship Application

The Tunxis Community College Foundation has completed accepting scholarship applications for 2017/2018. 

Thank you to everyone who applied!  Our scholarship committee will review the applications and notify students in December via email.  We look to award scholarships in January and May of 2018.  Many of our scholarships are valid for up to 18 months. Thank you and enjoy your journey at Tunxis Community College. 
 

application for scholarship

Our two page pdf application & essay (on the second page) are required for scholarship consideration and are due by 11:59pm 9/21/2017 via email to hsneed@tunxisfoundation.org.  Our Tunxis Library, CCSU Library and public libraries throughout the State are available to students who may not have laptops or at-home computer access. Please download the 2 page scholarship application, complete it, save it often and email both pages for consideration.  Students under 18 years of age require a parent/guardian’s signature on the scholarship application.

Essay on page 2: “What do you hope to achieve and how will this scholarship help you to achieve it?”
Hint: What is your story and how does Tunxis Community College play a part in your future?

This round of scholarship applications will focus on incoming and returning students with less than 15 credits.  Student awardees will be notified between late December 2017 and January 2018 via email.  Many of our scholarships are valid for up to 18 months.  Last May, the Tunxis Foundation awarded over $113,900 in scholarships to students throughout the state of CT!  Scholarship applications (both pages) are due by 11:59pm 9/21/2017 via email to hsneed@tunxisfoundation.org.

We work very hard at trying to reach a diverse population and our scholarships also attempt to address a variety of student’s needs such as tuition, fees, textbooks, laptops and tutoring for special needs.  New this year at Tunxis is U-PASS; which provides students with access to public transportation on CT Transit or Fasttrack along with a photo ID.   

Last year the Tunxis Foundation presented a special award entitled “My Brother’s Keeper” which has been funded this year as a scholarship, thanks to the Tunxis Students of Color Alliance!
 
We will accept scholarship applications again in the winter. At that time the process will be open to both incoming and returning students of Tunxis regardless of how many credits a student may have.  During the winter, we will also accept applications from potential students interested in non-credit certificates such as our CNA and Phlebotomy programs. Student awardees from the winter application period will be notified between April and May of 2018.  
 
Thank you for applying and good luck, we hope to help you open new doors!
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34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony

Slide through or download our 34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony brochure. 

 

 

 

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Tunxis Foundation Scholarship Application

Tunxis Foundation Scholarship Application

Acceptance for scholarship applications has now closed for this year.

The Tunxis Community College Foundation is proud to announce it is accepting scholarship applications for 2017.  Our two page pdf application & essay (on the second page) are required for scholarship consideration and are due by 11:59pm 2/9/2017 via email to hsneed@tunxisfoundation.org

 
Essay: “What do you hope to achieve and how will this scholarship help you to achieve it?”
Hint: What is your story and how does Tunxis play a part in your future?
 
Our scholarship committee plans to meet in March and students will be notified by mid May.  Scholarship and awards night is planned for Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5pm on campus, “under the tents.”

Our Tunxis Library, CCSU Library and public libraries throughout the State are available to students who may not have laptops or at home computer access.

We do have more students than scholarships but every month we are fortunate to have more people donate. Last year we had 284 applicants and awarded over 90 scholarships.  Thank you for applying and good luck!

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Economic Conference Student Speaker

Our student speaker, Nelson Algarin is a leader in his own right. Nelson is an Afghanistan War Veteran who overcame survivor’s guilt. Throughout his time at Tunxis Community College he has transformed himself into a campus leader.  He is currently the President of the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS (Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service Members). Nelson is the 2015 recipient of two Tunxis Foundation Scholarships.

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Economic Conference Keynote Speaker George Bodenheimer

espnOur keynote speaker is George Bodenheimer, former President and Executive Chairman with ESPN, Inc.  George began his career at ESPN as a driver in the mailroom and became President just  17 short years later.

Mr. Bodenheimer will share his experiences and insights gained during his impressive 33 years at ESPN. Come find out how important branding is both professionally and personally.

Register Now for the Tunxis Foundation Economic Conference

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The Emergency Fund Helps When Life Gets Tough

didyouknowYou may know that the Tunxis Foundation (TCCF) has awarded a lot of money in scholarships for tuition and fees over the years – in fact, over $370,000 since 2010.  But, did you know that it also helps students struggling to pay for basic needs? The Student Emergency Fund provides a helping hand to students who find themselves in challenging situations.  These may be veterans returning from combat, parents of a special needs child or students who have lost jobs.

Here’s a look at some of the ways the Emergency Fund supported students in 2015:

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Tunxis Community College Foundation raises funds to provide support for the students, programs and services of the College.