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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  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

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!

34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony

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





iHeartRadio interviews Travelers Championship Tournament Director and the Tunxis Foundation

Rene DiNino of iHeartRadio interviewed Helen G. Sneed, Executive Director of the Tunxis Foundation along with Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director about the community impact of participating in Birdies for Charity throughout the state of Connecticut.

Please enjoy the podcast:

If you would like to donate to the Tunxis Foundation through Birdies for Charity, please use the link below by Friday, 6/23/2017. Thank you in advance for your warm generosity to the community and our students! $13.00 buys a meal for a student on campus.


The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol $50K Donation

The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol (BHA) gifted $50,000 to establish five $1,000 scholarships per year for a period of ten years. The announcement came at the end of the Networking Breakfast on November 12.  Students can apply and each recipient shall be a resident of the Housing Authority of the City of Bristol who has financial need and has shown meritorious work, academically and in the community.

Helen G. Sneed, Executive Director of the Tunxis Foundation was thrilled.  Sneed said, “I admire and thank the Bristol Housing Authority for supporting the Tunxis Community College Foundation and being true to its mission. A college degree is both an individual and societal benefit.  A benefit that lives beyond the life of the student and the donor.  I’m looking forward to meeting the first five $1,000 scholarship recipients this May.”


TCCF Celebrated 45 Years of Opening Doors to Student Success

On November 12, the Tunxis Foundation held its annual Economic Conference and Networking Breakfast at the Farmington Marriott. Keynote speaker George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, addressed an audience of about 190 on “ESPN’s Strategic Advantage: Mission, Brand and Culture.” Tunxis student and veteran Nelson Algarin Jr. spoke about personal leadership and how Tunxis changed his life.

Close to $78,000 was raised which will fund student scholarships and provide emergency services and textbooks for students in need at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. Major sponsors of the event included ESPN, Stanley Black & Decker, DeLoitte, Webster Bank, Barnes Group, D’Amato Construction Company, Follett Bookstore, TRUMPF Inc., and 29 other community partners and individuals.


Economic Conference Register Now!

economicconf2015Reserve Your Tickets Today – Time is Running Out!

On November 12, Tunxis Community College Foundation will hold its annual Economic Conference at the Farmington Marriott. This breakfast, our major fundraiser, features a prominent speaker on business-related topics. We’re pleased to announce that our speaker this year is George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, Inc.


You are invited to celebrate 45 YEARS of Opening Doors

You are Invited to the Tunxis Foundation Economic Conference

While much has changed since 1970, our founding commitment to help students access education and develop the tools they need to succeed remains the same. In addition to funding scholarships, we have expanded our support to include special learning projects, the Arts and our Veterans. We now reach far beyond the Farmington Valley into well over 15 towns and cities throughout Connecticut.  Today and into the future our students live, work and play where you do business.

Please join us on November 12th and help us celebrate our 45 year history of opening doors to student success!

Featuring Keynote Speaker George Bodenheimer,  Former President and Executive Chairman of ESPN, Inc.  Our student speaker is Nelsen Algarin.

Register Now for the Tunxis Foundation Economic ConferenceThursday, November 12, 2015
Farmington Marriott Grand Ballroom
15 Farm Springs Road
Farmington, CT 06032
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Morning Music
Saxophonist, GB Sneed, Tunxis Alumnus

Register on-line today at

7:30 a.m. – Networking and Registration
7:45 a.m. – Breakfast and Coffee Bar
8:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. – Student Speaker Nelsen Algarin
9:00 a.m.  – Keynote Speaker – George Bodenheimer
10:00 a.m. – Closing Remarks




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.


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

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