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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
Our 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.
You 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.