One of the most direct and tangible ways to support student success at the College is through the creation of a scholarship. Scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of need or merit and may be directed to an individual academic program. Service Traditions Scholarships are given to students with a strong commitment to volunteer service. Pathways Scholarships are available to qualified adult students, with a maximum award of $7,000 over four semesters.
As an individual or a representative of a business or community organization, you can establish an endowed (permanent) scholarship fund at Tompkins Cortland Community College with a gift of $15,000 or more. When you endow a scholarship, you make an investment that affects generations of students. Your initial gift is carefully invested, and while the principal remains intact, a portion of the interest it earns funds the scholarship in perpetuity.
The Foundation will work with you and/or your advisors to establish the scholarship and to outline criteria for the selection of recipients.
Many donors choose to establish annual scholarships that can be funded by a gift from the donor each year. The amount of support varies, and the Foundation will send you an annual invoice as well as the scholarship criteria for your approval.
The scholarship is established similarly to an endowed scholarship with the development coordinator working with you to establish the annual award amount and the award criteria.
Some donors choose to establish a scholarship to honor the memory of current or former students, faculty, or a family member or loved one for whom Tompkins Cortland Community College held a special meaning. Memorial scholarships may be one-time award, an annual award, or endowed.
Other Scholarship Support
Tompkins Cortland has numerous scholarships already established. Gifts may be made to any of these funds at any time.
For More Information
If you would like more information about establishing a scholarship, please contact The Foundation at 607.844.8222, Ext. 4401.