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Spring 2015 Scholarship Application Package

The deadline for Fall 2014 scholarship applications  is 5:00 p.m., November 11, 2014.

If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation at 843.525.8294 or foundation@tcl.edu.


The Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation has awarded two million dollars in scholarship funds since its founding in 1983. Lowcountry donors have made significant contributions to the Foundation scholarship funds allowing talented individuals to obtain the education and training needed for new and better jobs.


A general scholarship fund is maintained and the Foundation receives contributions to the fund each year. Several donors have established scholarship funds that may have specific criteria.


Awards vary in amount and are applied toward tuition or books.  Applications are screened by a scholarship selection committee consisting of TCL Foundation Board members and TCL officials.



All applicants must complete TCL Financial Aid Forms including the FAFSA as part of the application process. Only students who have an unmet financial need as determined by their FAFSA form will be considered.


1. Complete the Scholarship Application Form:

You can complete the application online here: Online Scholarship Application

Or you can print the application form here: Printable Scholarship Application


2. Essay: A short personal essay explaining why you have applied for the scholarship and your educational goals. Please include any community involvement and any other activities or personal information that would assist the scholarship committee in making its decision (i.e. a  recent change in employment). Click here for Essay Prompts to help you get started. Please type your essay in paragraph form – do not submit the essay prompts.


3. Statement of GPA: GPA must be 2.5 or higher. Record your cumulative GPA on application form and turn in a copy of unofficial transcript (which can be obtained from TCL WebAdvisor or Student Records department). College will verify.


4. High School/College Transcript: If you are a current TCL student, please submit an unofficial copy of your transcript. If you are a first time TCL student, please submit a copy of your high school transcript, transcript from another college, or GED certification.


5. Copy of Spring 2015 Course Schedule: Provide a copy of your Spring 2015 course schedule by Tuesday, November 11, 2014. You must be registered for a minimum of 6 credit hours.


6. Recommendation Forms: Using the forms in the application packet, request two recommendations from instructors and/or employers. (The committee likes to see at least one recommendation from an instructor/teacher.) The recommender will return the form directly to the Foundation by Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The recommendation form can be found here: Foundation Scholarship Recommendation Form


7. Acceptance letter: Into academic program (applies to Health Science students only – ex. Acceptance into nursing program).



  • Applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester for which they are applying.
  • Applicants must have unmet financial need for tuition and/or books. (All applicants are required to complete TCL Financial Aid Application process, including filing a FAFSA – Applicants must have unmet financial need for tuition and/or books).
  • Applicants must have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher.
  • Late applications will not be considered. If any part of the application packet is missing, the application will be denied.

The applicant will submit a complete Scholarship Application Packet by 5:00 P.M.  Tuesday, November 11, 2014 to the TCL Foundation, Building 12, Suite 210, Beaufort Campus. Applications may be submitted by noon on November 10, 2014 at the New River or Hampton Campuses.


Questions? Contact TCL Foundation, Building 12, Beaufort Campus.

Phone: 843.525.8294 / Fax: 843.470.5963  / foundation@tcl.edu




John F. and Valerie Curry Educational Scholarship

Lion Jay E. D’Meza Memorial Scholarship

Thomas and Carol Henry Scholarship

Thelma and Ellis Hodges Memorial Nursing Scholarship*

F. James and Shelia H. Hodges Fund Scholarship

Macgregor Kilpatrick Memorial Scholarship

Richard D. and Virginia E. Lundy Scholarship Fund of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry

Massage Envy Scholarship

Mather Legacy Scholarship  (Please note you are related to a Mather School Alumni on application)

Kathleen H. Ruth Memorial Scholarship

Jean Small Scholarship

Peggy Wymond Verity Memorial Scholarship

Jean Wilson Memorial Scholarship

*  The Thelma and Ellis Hodges Scholarship gives first preference to a nursing student from Jasper County.



Pat McBrayer Amvets Scholarship

Bank of America ASSIST Scholarship

The Bargain Box Scholarship

The Beaufort Fund Scholarship

Calhoun Station Scholarship

Family Resources Scholarship

The Friends of Callawassie Scholarship

Heritage Classic Foundation Socholarship

Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship**

Hilton Head Legal Staff Professionals Scholarship

The Long Cove Community Scholarship

The Lowcountry Human Resources Association Scholarship

Lowcountry Rotary Club Scholarship

The D. L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship

**The Hilton Head Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships are awarded to second year Health Science students.