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Foundation Scholarships

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The John Tyler Community College Foundation offers scholarship opportunities exclusively for Tyler students. Some scholarships are general while others are for specific majors, for students who live in a particular locality, or for students demonstrating financial need.

When can I apply?

2019-2020 Application Opens

February 1, 2019


Study Abroad Foundation Scholarship - March 15, 2019
Additional Foundation Scholarships - April 15, 2019

How do I apply?

The Foundation scholarships application period for the 2019-2020 has closed. Our next application is scheduled to open in February 2020.

Download the rules and regulations
Download the 2019-2020 scholarship brochure

Who is eligible?

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Fall Registration - Applicants must plan to attend Tyler during the upcoming academic year.  Fall semester enrollment is required and scholarship awards cannot be deferred to the Spring semester.  

  • GPA - Applicants must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.

  • Degree- or Certificate-Seeking - Applicants must be enrolled in an eligible certificate and/or degree program.  To remain eligible, applicants must declare a major by the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year.

Residency - Applicants must have in-state tuition status.

What do I need in order to apply?

Applicants are required to submit information from the following sources:

  • The Application - Applicants must complete and submit the online application by the deadline. Some questions have multiple parts and we encourage applicants to read through the application thoroughly and ensure they have answered all questions.  

  • The Essays - Applicants are required to submit two (2) personally written essays in their application.  We encourage applicants to seek assistance with writing and proofreading. Tyler’s Academic Resource Center can help.

  • The FAFSA - Applicants must complete and submit the most current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) indicating JTCC School Code (#004004). Please visit for more information.

  • The Recommendations - The Foundation must receive a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation through the online application. We suggest the recommendations are completed by a teacher, guidance counselor, work supervisor, or another professional who can speak to your academic aptitude. The applicant requests these recommendations from within the application. The online system will send an invitation by email to the selected individuals. Applicants are encouraged to directly request the recommendation well before the application deadline and to confirm that the recommendations have been successfully received.

  • The Transcripts - High school students, home-schooled students, and college transfer students must submit official transcripts in order for GPA to be verified.  Current Tyler students do not need to submit transcripts.

Mandatory scholar event

Scholarship recipients are notified by August 1 and required to attend the following two events during the academic year:

  • Scholarship celebration luncheon

  • Mid-year checkpoint events

These events are designed to help scholarship recipients connect with each other and their scholarship donors.


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