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Scholarships

Students may apply for scholarships through the Trinidad State College Foundation. In addition, TSC offers several Automatic Scholarships, which are awarded after final transcripts are received.


Foundation Scholarship Information

The Trinidad State College Foundation Scholarship Application opens January 2, 2024.
The scholarship application process is QUICK and EASY! With your answers to just a few questions, your application will be automatically matched to multiple scholarship opportunities at once!

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The Foundation has scholarships for every type of student:

  • NO transcripts required
  • NO resumes required
  • NO interviews are required
  • One application qualifies you for a variety of scholarships
  • Based on your answers, you may be invited to answer a few additional questions for specific opportunities
  • Awards range from $500 to Full Tuition
  • While not all scholarships require a FAFSA, students are encouraged to complete one in order to qualify for the greatest number of scholarships
Eligibility for Foundation scholarships is determined each academic year.
 
The TSC Foundation Scholarship Application process is ALL on-line to make it fast and simple with ONE application.
 
Your application will automatically match you to the majority of the Foundation scholarships from the General Application.  Based on your answers, you may qualify for additional Foundation scholarship opportunities and the system will prompt you to answer supplemental questions to determine your eligibility for recommended scholarships.
 
You are invited to create your student account in the AcademicWorks Scholarship Administration System.  Once you confirm your account with the username and email you provided, you can start your scholarship application at any time. You can complete it and submit in one sitting or save it to complete at a later time. 

Please remember, the priority deadline to apply is the first Friday of March.

Apply Online for TSC Foundation Scholarships:
  1. Create an account.
  2. Confirm your account with the username and email you provided.
  3. Start your scholarship application at any time. You can complete it and submit in one sitting or save it to complete at a later time.

Please contact the Foundation Scholarship Office at foundation.scholarships@charlestreellc.com if you have questions or need assistance.

Important Information

Please ensure that all information required by the scholarship is completed. Applications may be disqualified if all information requested is not supplied. Many, but not all, applications are due the first Friday of March.



TSC Automatic Scholarships
There is no need to apply.

PRESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIP
3.5 - 4.0 GPA

Amount:
6 credit hours paid for on-campus learning, in-state tuition

Criteria:

  • First time degree/certificate – seeking undergraduate student
  • High School/GED GPA 3.5 – 4.0, or have achieved a 1130 or higher score on the SAT
  • Students must carry 15 credit hours per semester Fall/Spring
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher to sustain the scholarship
  • Colorado students must apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)
  • Submit official high school transcript to verify eligibility

Duration:
Up to four semesters or 60 credit hours based on academic performance

Deadline:
Fall Semester:  
September 1
Spring Semester:   January 5


MERIT SCHOLARSHIP
3.0 – 3.499

Amount:
3 credit hours paid for on-campus learning, in-state tuition

Criteria

  • First time degree/certificate – seeking undergraduate student
  • High School / GED - GPA 3.0-3.499, or have achieved a score of 980-1120 on the SAT
  • Students must carry 15 credit hours per semester Fall/Spring
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to sustain the scholarship
  • Colorado students must apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)
  • Submit official high school transcript to verify eligibility

Duration:
Up to four semesters or 60 credit hours based on academic performance

Deadline
Fall Semester: 
September 1
Spring Semester:  January 5


LEARN LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP
Amount:
3 credit hours paid for on-campus learning, in-state tuition

Criteria:

  • Scholarship available to students who graduated from a high school in the Trinidad/Alamosa service area counties: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache.
  • Students must carry 15 credit hours per semester Fall/Spring
  • Colorado students must apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)
  • Submit official high school transcript to verify eligibility

Duration
Up to four semesters or 60 credit hours based on academic performance

Deadline
Fall Semester: 
September 1
Spring Semester:  January 5

 

FINISH LINE SCHOLARSHIP
Amount:
3 credit hours paid for on-campus learning, instate tuition

Criteria:

  • Scholarship available to students who have earned 45 credit hours and in the final semester at Trinidad State
  • Students must carry 15 credit hours for the final semester
  • Colorado students must apply for the College Opportunity Fund (COF)
  • Students must submit a graduation application and demonstrate they are in their last semester of coursework.

Duration
Last semester at Trinidad State College


Important Information

The Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee that you will receive any of the scholarships listed. It is your responsibility to become aware of all scholarships listed, as well as all requirements. Additional requirements not listed here may have been added.


For more information, please contact Admissions Office, 719-846-5621.

ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

The following sites are to assist you in locating scholarships that are not exclusive to Trinidad State College.

Note:

When using Tuition Funding Sources, click on Login, then First Time User. The School UserName will be Trinidad and the Password will be College.


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The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) is supported by Trinidad State College and the TSC Foundation. The SEF is set in place to assist Trinidad State students by proving financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing income and/or financial aid and does not have to be repaid. Student Emergency Funds are limited. The number of students served through the program is subject to the availability of funds. The fund is sustained through contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, private donors, and friends of the college.