Student Financial Aid Services Office Scholarships and Programs
The TCC Student Financial Aid Services Office (SFAS) makes available various other
Financial Aid Programs/Scholarships for students who complete a FAFSA. Contact your
campus SFAS for more information about the following Financial Aid programs.
- Stars of Tomorrow Program: Provides financial awards to current high school graduates (public, private or home-schooled)
who graduate in the top half of their class and whose families meet specified income
thresholds. Awards of up to $800 per semester are granted to eligible students. Visit
Stars of Tomorrow for complete eligibility and application information.
- Tarrant County College Book Scholarship: Provides a $400 per semester award. Requires enrollment of 9 hours minimum, at least
a 2.75 GPA and an EFC greater than $4,201.
- Texas-Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Challenge Scholarship Program (T-STEM) (PDF will open in a new window): T-STEM provides merit-based scholarships (up to $2,500 per year) to qualifying, high-achieving
full-time students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
and related fields. Student eligibility is based on grade point average and successful
completion of courses that lead to degrees and careers in specified STEM fields. TCC
partners with local business and industry to identify local employment needs in STEM
occupations and to develop part-time employment opportunities for scholarship recipients.
To apply, submit the T-STEM application(PDF will open in a new window) to any Student Financial Aid Services office.
- Top 10 Percent Scholarship Program: The Top 10 Percent Scholarship provides merit-based scholarships (up to $2,000 per
year) to qualifying full-time students who graduate within the top 10 percent of their
high school graduating class and enroll at a Texas college or university in the fall
semester after graduation. Due to limited funding, a student must establish eligibility
by the priority deadline of March 15. Eligible students that met the priority deadline will be automatically considered
for awarding based on funds availability. In order to meet the priority deadline,
an applicant must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in time
to generate the Central Processing System (CPS) results in a non-rejected status by
March 15, or submit the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to the financial
aid office by March 15. For additional information, please visit the College for All Texans website or any Student Financial Aid Services office.
- Mary I. Gourley Scholarship: A scholarship program that uses the student's financial need, age, family obligations,
prior academic achievement and recommendations from the Director of SFAS as the main
criteria to select applicants. In addition, preference is given to heads of household
and students who have a medical/handicap condition or have a child with a medical/handicap
condition. Recipients must have completed 30 College hours, be enrolled in at least 12 hours
and achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA to receive this award. Contact your campus SFAS Director for application instructions.
TCC Foundation, TCC Department and Outside Scholarships
The TCC Foundation administers a variety of scholarships, including general Foundation
scholarships, community, faculty/staff development and school district partnerships.
For scholarship requirements, how to apply and important dates visit the TCC Foundation website.
Academic program scholarships are also available with various award criteria. These
awards generally require a specific major. Contact the department of your academic program or view available scholarships(PDF will open in new window) for more information.
Private organizations, including businesses, churches, civic groups and clubs, also
make scholarships available to deserving students. Check with your local library and
private organizations for scholarships. Search these sites for more scholarships:
State of Texas Exemptions, Waivers, Scholarships and Other Aid Programs
TCC also participates in many of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's (THECB)
exemptions, waivers, scholarships and other aid programs. Find more information about
these programs on the THECB website.
Updated December 03, 2013