Second Chance Scholarship
Since late 2007, TCC has awarded approximately 400 certificates of achievement and/or associate degrees to students who are incarcerated. Both male and female offenders have earned Certificates in areas such as Computers, Hotel & Restaurant Management, and Landscape Design. They have earned Associate degrees in Business, Enterprise Development and more. These success stories are why TCC is committed to ensuring offenders who are serious about changing their lives are not denied an education due to lack of funding.
Research shows that students who complete college classes while incarcerated are more likely to become productive citizens. Our results substantiate this. The recidivism rate for the students participating in the TCC program is less than 5%, which represents a significant reduction when compared to the state average.
Research also shows that most people who are incarcerated are from low-income families unable to help pay for college expenses. And, incarcerated offenders are not eligible for state or federal financial aid. The Second Chance Scholarship raises private dollars to help cover the cost of tuition and learning resources.
To help us give someone a second chance, please contribute today at http://www.tulsacc.edu/give_a_second_chance
Call 918-595-8033 for more information.
To date, most Second Chance Scholarship dollars have been used to fill the gap after the federal Youthful Offender Grant dollars have been exhausted. However, Congress did not renew this grant, which has been the financial base for TCC's Corrections Education Program for the past three years. The lack of funding makes the Second Chance Scholarship even more important.
For more information, call 918-595-8033.