Pamela McGowan Scholarship





The Education Access Center (EAC) is a resource for TCC students, employees, high schools and community agencies regarding disability issues in post-secondary educational institutions. As a means of creating an educational environment that fosters academic success and removes educational barriers from students, the EAC is proud to announce the 2015 Pamela McGowan Education Access Center Scholarship. The scholarship will provide funds for tuition, fees, books, and academic (tutoring) assistance for five qualified students taking at least 6-credit hours at Tulsa Community College. Two students will be selected from Metro Campus, one from Northeast, one from Southeast, and one from West Campus. Thanks to our generous TCC Foundation, we received approval again to offer these scholarships.

Who qualifies?

TCC Students with a documented* learning, emotional or physical disability who are registered with the Education Access Center (EAC), have completed at least one semester (with a 2.5 GPA) and are currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.

*Documentation can include: Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504 plan, a Physician’s or Psychologist’s evaluation.

Keep in mind that:

  • A change in your enrollment plans for the fall will affect your scholarship eligibility
  • No preference is given based on the type of disability
  • Former scholarship recipients are not eligible to re-apply

When Does the Application Process Start?

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all items are submitted electronically by December 18, 2015. Review of applications will start immediately following Christmas break, and recipients of the Pamela McGowan EAC Scholarship will be notified via email no later than January 30, 2016.

**Recipients of this scholarship will have their $500 award directly applied to their TCC account for the spring of 2016**

To make the application process easier, have the items below available before starting:

  1. A statement indicating personal, professional and career goals

  2. A statement indicating extra-curricular Activities

  3. A statement indicating self-advocacy and self-determination strategies used in high school and college

  4. A statement indicating the impact that the Education Access Center has had on continuing your education

  5. A statement indicating the impact of your disability on your educational goals

  6. The contact information, i.e., full name (first and last), email address, and telephone number (with area code)  of a professor, current employer, minister, vocational rehabilitation professional, or director/academic counselor not affiliated with the Education Access Center who can provide a letter of recommendation. Please notify this individual of your application for the Pamela McGowan Scholarship so that he/she can be aware of an email that will be sent to him/her requesting this letter.

View and complete application for scholarship