Scholarship letters for 2020-2021 were sent July 16. If you applied for a scholarship, be sure to check your inbox!
Scholarship applications for 2021-2022 will be accepted beginning January 11, 2021.
The Temple College Foundation seeks to motivate, encourage and reward successful academic endeavors. We offer 68 fully endowed scholarships each year. An additional 30 scholarships are awarded on an annual basis from local individuals, organizations, and companies. The Foundation also supports athletes, musicians, artists, and allied health students with housing and tuition scholarships.
Our donors have invested their personal wealth to assist students in meeting their goals. Our responsibility to our donors is to ensure that their dollars are going towards investments in successful students. Therefore, all scholarship funds will be distributed after the completion of the semester and when the students have completed all registered courses with no failing grades. This application will determine eligibility for each of the scholarships available through the Foundation. Every application is evaluated for eligibility for every available scholarship. In order to increase your chance of being selected for a scholarship, you can volunteer at the Foundation, or attend any of the free seminars offered in writing, communication and interviewing. Scholarship recipients are selected according to the donor’s wishes, and will be notified of their award status in July.
Any student receiving an award will be eligible for a Leopard Loan in order to help pay for tuition and books. The loan must be repaid out of personal funds if the student doesn’t complete all registered classes with all passing grades.
Frequently Asked Questions
|How will I know if I’ve gotten a scholarship?|
|All award recipients will receive an award letter in the mail. It will be sent to the address you provide in your application.|
|Why haven’t I gotten my scholarship award yet?|
|All awards are made to your Temple College One account. Awards will not be released from the Foundation until we have received your thank you card to the donor who established your award.|
|What does it mean if a scholarship says I have to be PELL eligible?|
|Some scholarships require that a student demonstrate financial need by proving eligibility. In order to qualify for as many scholarship as possible, you should complete a FAFSA form.|
|Who serves on the Scholarship Selection Committee?|
|We have one of the Foundation Board Members, a member of the Temple College faculty, a major donor, a representative from the Financial Aid staff and a staff representative from the Foundation.|
|How do I know which scholarship I should apply for?|
|When you submit your online application, it’s the only one you need. We will qualify you for all of the scholarships for which you’re eligible. The scholarship committee will then evaluate your application and determine which, if any award they believe you should receive.|
|Is there anything I can do to have a better chance of earning a scholarship?|
You can attend any one of our free seminars designed to help you. We offer a Communications Seminar taught by Speech professor D. Kirkland that will give you tips, techniques and confidence when meeting new people or speaking in front of groups. The Writing Seminar is designed to help you craft the most effective essay for your scholarship application. The Resume and Interview Seminar will give you an extra edge against the competition as you go out and secure your next job. $mart Money helps you build your personal budget, improve your credit, avoid fraud and allows the Foundation an opportunity to help you graduate debt free!
Students who volunteer at the Foundation are also given preference.
Make sure you stop by the Arnold Student Union on Mondays between 11:00 – 1:00 and sign in at Foundation Focus. Your get extra points
Finally, the essay is the most important part of the application process. Use that as an opportunity to tell your story, convince the committee that you need and deserve this opportunity and that their selection of you will result in good for others. Spelling, grammar and punctuation count!