Scholarship Options for TBCC Students
Scholarships are a great way to help fund your college education. A scholarship is free aid given to a student to help pay tuition and complete their educational goals. Scholarships are different from financial aid. You fill out a separate application and your application is reviewed based on your answers to general questions and the written essays you provide.
Each scholarship is unique – just like you. Some may cover tuition, while others may cover fees, books, living expenses and even childcare. Some are based on financial need, while other are based on merit. Scholarships come from donors. Donors come from different backgrounds, so they give money for different reasons.
TBCC Student Scholarship Recipient
“I want to be able to have a better job; I don’t want to be a minimum wage employee all my life. I want to give my family a better life, especially for my kids.”
TBCC Foundation Scholarships
All current students and new students planning to attend TBCC are eligible to apply. There is over $75,000 available in scholarship dollars available to award annually with over 45 opportunities for students. TBCC Foundation scholarships use an online application. You fill out the online application and it will assess which opportunities you qualify for and automatically put you in the pool of applicants.
- Spring Scholarship Cycle – March thru May
- Fall Scholarship Cycle – August thru September
Who can apply
Any student who plans to attend TBCC can apply for a Foundation scholarship. We have scholarships for students of all ages, backgrounds, and majors! All Foundation scholarships are open to anyone regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation or any other status protected by federal, state or local law in any area, activity or operation of the college.
Before you apply, think about what you plan to study and the educational plan you will need to get there. There are three things you need to know about yourself before you can complete a winning scholarship application:
- What is your career goal and your educational plan to reach it?
- What experiences in life have motivated you to reach your goal?
- How do you give back to your community? Do you volunteer in the community, the K-12 schools, or other? How do you lend a helping hand to others?
TBCC Foundation Book Scholarships
All Current TBCC students are eligible to apply for a book scholarship. This is a paper application. Applications are open each term. Contact a financial aid representative for an application.
TBCC Career-to-Career Scholarship
The Career-to-Career scholarship is a tuition scholarship available to qualified Tillamook County individuals. Students must have at least five years of work experience. As long as the student maintains his or her eligibility, Tillamook Bay Community College will award a tuition scholarship for the student to earn their first degree. This is an excellent opportunity for those returning to their education to complete a degree. Each student will work individually with the student services team through the application process. Applications are open each term.
First Class Scholars Scholarship
The TBCC First Class Scholars Program 2021-2022 is a scholarship available to qualified Tillamook County high school or home school graduates that partners with the Oregon Promise to provide funding for tuition, fees and books. As long as the student maintains his or her eligibility, Tillamook Bay Community College will award $750 per year for the 2021 and 2022 years or until the student earns his or her first degree, whichever comes first. High school students can receive a link to the application from the High School Counselor or by contacting the TBCC student services team.