TCC Honors Scholar State Regents Tuition Waiver Scholarship:
This scholarship, for Honors Scholars only, waives tuition up to 18 credit hours per fall or spring semester. Recipients must be Honors Scholars who are residents of Oklahoma and who have attempted no more than 95 credit hours. (Concurrent high school students should apply instead for the Attend College Early scholarship.) For more information, contact the Honors Office (918-595-7378).
Academic Scholars scholarships
are awarded each year to five TCC freshmen who are accepted into the TCC Honors Program. The Academic Scholars Program was created and funded by the Oklahoma Legislature and is administered by the state regents as an incentive for students of high academic ability to attend both public and private higher education institutions in Oklahoma. Students must apply for these scholarships during the spring semester of the senior year of high school. The scholarships pay full tuition plus a generous stipend, and they cover eight semesters of higher education, provided the student remains enrolled full time in an Oklahoma college or university and meets all other continuing eligibility requirements. The current application form is posted on the "Forms
" page of this Web site. This is a separate application, in addition to the Honors Scholar application.
A good place to look for all kinds of information about preparing for college and looking for scholarships (not particularly honors-related) is the website of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. They offer a number of helpful publications that can be ordered online: http://www.okhighered.org/student-center/publications/student-center-publications/
Also, TCC Foundation Honors Awards are awarded each year to select Honors Scholars. Foundation Honors Award recipients are nominated by the Honors faculty.
TCC Honors Scholars may transfer to many other Honors programs at four-year colleges and universities and become eligible for special financial awards. The Honors Program office assists with transfer scholarship applications and provides general information about other opportunities in higher education.
Tulsa Community College offers many merit- and/or need-based scholarships. Check in the Student Financial Aid office for the most up-to-date information on the current list of available scholarships. Many scholarships have their own individual deadlines, requirements, and application procedures.
Many scholarship opportunities exist for Honors Scholar graduates who transfer into four-year programs. Among them are an $18,000 (for Honors Scholars transferring in fall 2015 or later) renewable scholarship from The University of Tulsa, Phi Theta Kappa scholarships (not awarded in combination with the Honors Scholars Transfer Scholarship at TU), and the Mervin Bovaird Scholarship. Contact the Honors Office for the most recent information on these and other scholarship opportunities.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship is a major national scholarship worth up to $40,000 per year and available only to community college students. Applicants must be outstanding students with unmet financial need. It is not necessary to be an Honors Scholar in order to apply, but the scholarship application asks whether the applicant is an Honors Scholar, and this is taken into consideration by the national panel that chooses the scholarship's recipients. Students must begin the application process fairly early in the fall semester one year before they transfer to a four-year school. More information is available on the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's website (www.jkcf.org). Each fall, the Honors Program coordinates the application process for TCC students. We hold an informational meeting each fall. At the meeting, interested students can receive information and ask questions.
It's also a good idea to check with the four-year institution you plan to attend. Here are a few links to scholarship information from area universities:
Oklahoma State University
Northeastern State University
You might also want to visit Phi Theta Kappa's Web site, which contains an excellent listing of scholarship resources.