Scholarships

Want to know the secret to getting the most aid as possible? Apply, apply, apply. Then apply some more. Filling out applications from the FAFSA to TCC Foundation Scholarships and more increases your chances of receiving financial aid.

If you need help with anything, our Financial Aid office is ready to help.

Before you get started

Make sure you take the following steps:

  1. Be Admitted to TCC
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
  3. Review the TCC Scholarship Guide

Tulsa Achieves Scholarship

If you’re an incoming freshman and Tulsa county resident, complete the Tulsa Achieves Agreement. If you meet the requirements, you get your first two years of college free.

About Tulsa Achieves

TCC Foundation Scholarships

The TCC Foundation awards more than 60 scholarships every year. Deadlines vary. Check out the TCC Foundation scholarship opportunities, there’s even a TCC Foundation scholarship tutorial video to aid you in applying.

TCC Foundation Scholarships

TCC Scholarships

There are a lot, so plan on applying multiple times in multiple places.

TCC scholarships

State Scholarships

Discover what Oklahoma's Promise has for you.

Oklahoma Resident Tuition Waiver Scholarship

Get tuition waived for up to $700 per semester and a total of $1,400 for the academic year. Funds for the waiver are made on a first-come, first-served basis. Apply by completing a FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 1. Discover what Oklahoma Resident Tuition Waiver and Policies can do for you.

Find More Scholarships

The following are reputable search engines to help you find more scholarship opportunities. These sites are not affiliated with TCC.

Contact Us

Call (918) 595-8000 for questions about scholarships at TCC.

TCC's Scholarship Guide

Approach Scholarships Like a Job Interview

Present yourself as the right candidate on your applications. Highlight your good qualities and emphasize how well you meet the qualifications. Always read application directions carefully and double check your application for mistakes before submitting.

Apply! Apply! Apply!

The more you apply the better your chances. Carve out time in your schedule to search and apply for scholarships weekly. Don’t disregard a scholarship because you may not meet all the qualifications. Don’t dismiss a scholarship just because it’s for a small amount. You won’t get every scholarship, but the more you apply the more you increase your chances.

Write an Essay in Advance

Many scholarship applications require a personal essay. Write (and save) one in advance. Best strategy: Draft 3-5 sentences on each of the following topics: your personal history; your academic and career goals; your financial need. You can expand or edit your saved essay to fit a specific application. Be sure to have a friend, parent, or teacher proofread your essay.

Look for Opportunities Everywhere

Don’t just rely on TCC’s institutional scholarships. Look for scholarships through search engines such as Petersons.com or Fastweb.com. You can search by major, your future career, and your talents and hobbies. Many local organizations and churches sponsor scholarships. Many private business offer scholarships to employees or spouses and dependents of employees.

Protect Your Data

Practice good security habits when sharing your personal data. Is the application method secure? Who will view your data? Are they asking for a lot of sensitive data like social security number or your cell phone number? What will they do with your data? Know before you submit.

Never Pay to Apply for Scholarships or the FAFSA

Unfortunately, there are dishonest people who want to take advantage of students and their families by pretending to offer legitimate aid opportunities. Always educate yourself on what kind of organization is offering the scholarship. And never, ever pay someone to apply for a scholarship or complete your FAFSA. The FAFSA is free, and reputable scholarships will never ask for your money.

TCC Scholarship Listing

Honors Scholars State Regents Tuition Waiver Scholarship

This scholarship is for students accepted into the Honors Program. It waives tuition for up to 18 credit hours per fall or spring semester.

Requirements

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Be an Honors Scholar
  • Be a resident of Oklahoma
  • Have attempted no more than 95 credit hours.

(Concurrently enrolled high school students are not eligible for this tuition waiver but are welcome to be Honors Scholars.)

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship you must first complete the Honors Scholar application. Once you are admitted to the program, you will receive instructions for requesting the tuition waiver. For more information, contact the Honors Office (918) 595-7378.

Hank Comby III Endowed Scholarship

Established to honor the life of Henry B Comby III, the Hank Comby III Endowed Scholarship is awarded to the outstanding graduating Honors Scholar, selected by the TCC honors faculty. There is no application process for this award.

TrueBlue LEAD

TrueBlue LEAD (Leadership, Engagement, and Development) is a scholarship and leadership development program focused on supporting the Tulsa Community College community. True Blue Leaders enhance student success by engaging with current and incoming TCC students and support a variety of TCC and community events.

To be eligible your GPA must be at or above 2.2. Out-of-state students will only be compensated for tuition costs of $2,000 per semester.

Application Process

The TrueBlue LEAD application process is the same as the TCC Foundation scholarship application which allows students to apply for multiple scholarships at once. Complete the Scholarship Information Release annually to allow TCC to send your student profile to the online application system. Once you sign the release, you will then be redirected to the TCC Foundation Scholarship Application to complete your application for multiple scholarship opportunities.

Deadline: Applications are due by 11:59 PM on April 1st for the following academic year.

If you complete an application and meet GPA requirements will be invited to the interview process on April 15th. To be considered for this scholarship, students MUST attend April 15th virtual interview.

Need help navigating the Foundation Scholarship application process? Watch How to Apply for Foundation Scholarships.

My Dream

My Dream is a scholarship opportunity for Tulsa and Rogers County high school graduates who will not receive any state or federal financial aid.

Child Development Scholarships

George Kaiser Family Foundation Bridging the Gap Scholarship

Must be an OK resident and enrolled in a Childhood Development Program, minimum 2.0 GPA (2.5 if transferring from OU). Priority is given to students who meet the GPA requirement, but probationary status is available for students with lower GPA.

Bridging the Gap Application

Scholars for Excellence in Child Care

The Scholars for Excellence in Childcare program exists to ensure that eligible child care professionals in the state of Oklahoma have an opportunity to attend a two-year college to further their education while earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Certificate of Mastery, Director's Certificate of Completion, and/or an associate degree in child development or early childhood education.

To be eligible you must:

  • Earn $15.50 per hour or less
  • Work a minimum of 30 hours per week with children
  • Be employed for at least six months at your current facility
  • Limit 6 credit hours for fall and spring semesters and 3 for the summer semester during their first year on scholarship

If you are a Family Child Care Home Provider, you must be willing to sign a Verification of Income Form.

Forensics Tuition Waiver

Contact Financial Aid at (918) 595-2010 for more information.

Future Teachers Scholarship

The Future Teachers Scholarship was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as an incentive to encourage the preparation of teachers in critical shortage areas in the public schools of Oklahoma. You can find out more about this scholarship, including eligibility information here.

The application period for the 2022-2023 Future Teachers Scholarship has closed. TCC award recipients will be notified of their status and award amounts during the Fall 2022 term via their TCC email.

Music Department Talentship

A talentship is a grant credited directly to the student's account and is awarded toward the end of the applicable semester.

Requirements

Includes an audition (may be waived for prior students whose ability is already known to the faculty) and enrollment in and successful completion of ensembles and private lesson. The student must also be an Oklahoma resident.

Contact a music faculty member to learn more:

  • Laura Cowan (vocal) (918) 595-7745
  • Heidi Rigert (strings, piano, guitar) (918) 595-7755
  • Reid Bennett (wind, brass, percussion) (918) 595-8617

Music Department Tuition Waiver

This scholarship tuition waiver is for a specified dollar amount. It does not include textbooks, parking, ID, or other student fees. Financial Services is notified of successful applicants. The student's account is credited with the specified dollar amount granted in the waiver. If a student has already paid for the upcoming academic period's classes, then Financial Services will send the student a refund reflecting the scholarship portion of the paid tuition.

Contact a music faculty member to schedule auditions:

  • Laura Cowan (vocal) (918) 595-7745
  • Heidi Rigert (strings, piano, guitar) (918) 595-7755
  • Reid Bennett (wind, brass, percussion) (918) 595-8617

Applications for the Music Dept. Tuition Waiver are reviewed as they are submitted and auditions are completed.

Ragland Family Education Foundation Scholarship Program


<p>The purpose of the <a href="https://www.raglandfamilyfoundation.com/what-we-do" target="_blank">Ragland Family Education Foundation Scholarship Program</a> is to provide financial assistance to Oklahoma students with limited educational funding who want to obtain a college degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM).</p>

Residency Tuition Waivers

Oklahoma Resident Tuition Waiver

Various tuition waivers are available to Oklahoma residents. To be considered for a tuition waiver submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to TCC by February 1.

Contact Financial Aid at (918) 595-2010 for more information.

Non - OKLAHOMA Resident Tuition Waiver

The Non-Resident Tuition Waiver application is intended for students who are residents of other states.

Second Chance Scholarship

Available to current inmates of Conner Correctional Facility

Dossey Endowed Scholarship

Established by Frank Dossey's family to honor his memory, the Dossey endowed Scholarship is for horticulture for students in the Second Chance Program.

Tulsa Garden Club Scholarship

Second Chance scholarship for students in the Horticulture program

Student Nursing Association Scholarship

Applicants must be a member of the National Nurses Association.

For more information, contact Student Nursing Association Advisor Serena Staires at serena.staires@tulsacc.edu.

Theatre Department Scholarship

Must be a high school student pursuing studies in Theatre Program, as well as an OK resident. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required for first-semester students, 3.0 GPA required for the second semester. Applicant must provide two contrasting monologues and a technical portfolio. The date, time, and location of scholarship interviews and auditions are arranged by Mark Frank, Coordinator of Theatre – mark.frank@tulsacc.edu.

For more information, contact the TCC Performing Arts Division Office (918) 595-7752.

Theatre Department Tuition Waiver

This opportunity waives tuition for up to 9 credit hours. It does not include textbooks, parking, ID or other student fees. Financial Aid is notified of the successful applicants. They, then, credit the student's account with the number of hours granted in the waiver. If a student has already paid for the upcoming academic period's classes, then Financial Services will send the student a refund reflecting the scholarship portion of the paid tuition.

For more information, contact TCC Performing Arts Division Office at (918) 595-7752.

TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Tuition Waiver

TRiO services are focused on low-income and potential first-generation college students. First-generation is defined as students for whom neither parent has a four-year college degree. Students are nominated by an EOC Counselor.

Participants must:

  • Submit a FAFSA
  • Reside in Tulsa, Creek, or Osage County
  • Be at least 19 years-old
  • Be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens

Contact your local TRIO Office for more information.

TRIO Student Support Services Waiver

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or meet FAFSA requirements, be an admitted TCC student, and meet at least ONE of the following criteria: federal income guidelines, neither parent graduated with a four-year degree, or have a documented disability. Must have a minimum GA of 2.5, as well as a minimum overall completion rate of 67% or greater. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours.