Help Us Establish Scholarships
An education at Tunxis Community College works for a lifetime. The scholarships that are provided to Tunxis students change lives, build futures and create hope and opportunity for years to come.
Today, more than ever before, the struggles of everyday life prevent students from experiencing the benefits of higher education. Survival has become the norm for many students – the stress of paying for rent, transportation, groceries while battling a poor economy and sky rocketing expenses is simply overwhelming. Fifty percent of TCC students require financial assistance to attend college. For a student to attend Tunxis full-time, one year’s tuition, fees, books and other expenses amount to about $4,500. A two year degree will total close to $9,000.
Thanks to generous individuals, companies and foundations, hundreds of scholarships are given to Tunxis students every year that may not have otherwise been able to afford a quality education.
The Tunxis Foundation offers a series of scholarships to Tunxis students annually. The scholarship drive typically begins in early December with a deadline in mid to late February. All applicants are notified by letter in April of the results of their applications.
For more information, contact Financial Aid Services at 860.255.3510, or email to
Scholarships donated to the Foundation on an annual basis also may be created. The minimum donation to create a scholarship is $500 per year, or $250 per semester. This would be a separate fund that the Foundation manages.
The cost of a fund where the scholarship award has specific eligibility requirements and where the entire fund is to be paid out within one year would be $1,000.
The cost of a fund where the scholarship award has specific eligibility requirements and where the entire fund is to be paid out over more than one year would be $10,000.