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Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108

Patterson Campus:
3920 Troy Highway
Montgomery, Alabama 36116

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Scholarships

Trenholm State Community College (TSCC) offers a limited number of scholarships to students entering as freshmen and to currently enrolled students. Trenholm State Institutional Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by a selection committee. In addition, there are a limited number of transfer scholarships available for Trenholm students. The types of scholarships awarded at the College are: 

Institutional Scholarships

The 2024-2025 Institutional Scholarship applications are now open. We are exciting about the various scholarship opportunities we have available to you this upcoming year. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.

Any questions regarding Institutional scholarships should be directed to scholarships@trenholmstate.edu or 334-420-4317.

Educational Advancement Scholarships

Requirements

  • Must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher Grade-Point Average (CGPA)
  • High School Graduate, GED recipients
  • Must be a first-time Trenholm Student
  • Apply for admission to Trenholm State for Fall 2024
  • Must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Five Hundred (500) word essay (typed) regarding your career goals and why you should be considered for a scholarship
  • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation on official letterhead (Example: from a principal, counselor, teacher, minister and/or employer. Letters from family members or friends will not be accepted)
  • Must submit a Resume with Scholarship Application

Click here to complete Trenholm State's Scholarship Application.

Achievement Scholarships

Requirements

  • Must have and maintain a cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA) of 3.50 or better
  • Must have completed at least 12-credit hours at the College
  • Must enroll as a full-time student to be eligible
  • Must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must submit a Resume with Scholarship Application
  • Five Hundred (500) word essay (typed) regarding your career goals and why you should be considered for a scholarship
  • Two (2) signed letters of recommendation on official letterhead (Example: from a principal, counselor, teacher, minister and/or employer. Letters from family members or friends will not be accepted).

Click here to complete Trenholm State's Scholarship Application.

Transfer Scholarships

The 2024-2025 Transfer Scholarship applications have closed. Please continue to check for updates about the 2025-2026 scholarship opportunities that will be available to you from several 4-year Institutions.

 

Alabama State University

Alabama State University (ASU) Presidential Scholarship

Alabama State University (ASU) is offering the 2024-2025 Presidential Scholarship, which covers full tuition, fees, books, and housing to a Trenholm State student who transfers from Trenholm State to ASU for the 2024-2025 academic year. To qualify, the nominee must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be fully admitted to Alabama State University for the Fall 2024 semester.
  • Must have completed at least 24 credit hours from Trenholm State towards an Associate in Arts or Science.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.76 or higher.
  • Must be willing to serve as an ASU Transfer Ambassador through graduation.
The Presidential Scholarship is renewable up to five (5) consecutive semesters (for a total of 6 semesters, Fall and Spring only) provided that the recipient meets, maintains a 3.0 GPA per academic year and maintains full-time enrollment (excluding summer). To be considered, students should submit a complete TSCC Nomination Packet. A complete nomination packet consists of the completed online nomination form, one (1) letter of recommendation, 500-word essay, and an unofficial transcript.
University of Alabama

University of Alabama (UA) Presidential Scholarship

The University of Alabama (UA) is offering the 2024-2025 Presidential Scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition to a Trenholm State student who transfers from Trenholm State to UA for the 2024-2025 academic year. To qualify, the nominee must meet the following criteria:
  • Fully admitted for Fall 2024
  • Must submit all application materials to UA by March 1st
  • Must have earned 45 transferable credit hours towards an associate degree
  • Maintained a 3.5 cumulative transferrable GPA by the end of the Fall 2023
  • Cannot have any other 4-year institution credit (except while in high school)
  • Cannot be a former degree seeking student from UA
  • Must be an Alabama resident
The scholarship is renewable annually for a total of four semesters, provided that the student maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4.0 scale. To be considered, students should submit a complete TSCC Nomination Packet. A complete nomination packet consists of the completed online nomination form, one (1) letter of recommendation, 500-word essay and an unofficial transcript.
Auburn University at Montgomery

Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) – (SPAN) Presidential Scholarship

AUM is offering the 2024-2025 Presidential Scholarship, which covers full tuition and applicable fees, will be awarded to a Trenholm State student who transfers from Trenholm State to AUM for the 2024-2025 academic year. To qualify, the nominee must meet the following criteria:
  • Full Scholarship (tuition and fees)
  • Fully admitted to AUM for Fall 2024
  • Requires 45 academic credit hours
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Must maintain full time enrollment
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 AUM GPA
  • Participate in AUM’s Transfer Ambassador Program
All transfer scholarships may be renewed for up to two years contingent upon full-time enrollment and maintained cumulative minimum institution GPA of 3.0 or higher. To be considered, students should submit a complete TSCC Nomination Packet. A complete nomination packet consists of the completed online nomination form, one (1) letter of recommendation, 500-word essay and an unofficial transcript.
University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Presidential Scholarship

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is offering the 2024-2025 Presidential Scholarship, which covers $12,000 towards the cost of tuition and academic related fees to a Trenholm State student who transfers from Trenholm State to UAB for the 2024-2025 academic year. To qualify, the nominee must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be fully admitted to UAB Fall 2024 as a transfer student March 1, 2024.
  • Must have earned 48 transferable credit hours by March 1st
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (non-transferrable coursework will not be calculated in the GPA)
  • Student must transfer with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Non-transferrable coursework will not be calculated in the GPA.
  • Cannot have any 4-year institution credit (exception: courses taken while enrolled in high school)
  • Cannot be a former degree-seeking student from UAB.
  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
The scholarship is renewable annually for a total of four semesters, provided that the student maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA while at UAB. To be considered, students should submit a complete TSCC Nomination Packet. A complete nomination packet consists of the completed online nomination form, one (1) letter of recommendation, 500-word essay and an unofficial transcript.

CTE Director's Scholarships

Trenholm State Community College is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to assist incoming high school students with the cost of their college education. The CTE Director's Scholarship Award allows high school counselors within the Trenholm State Community College recruiting area to nominate one outstanding senior from the Class of 2024 for this prestigious award.

The CTE Director's Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors only. For questions about this scholarship, please see your high school counselor. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.

Requirements

  • Must have a cumulative 2.5 or higher Grade-Point Average (GPA)
  • Must be a High School Graduate
  • Must be a first-time Trenholm Student
  • Apply for admissions to Trenholm State for Fall 2024
  • Must be recommended for the CTE Director's Scholarship by a high school CTE Director
  • Must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Five Hundred (500) word essay (typed) regarding your career goals and why you should be considered for a scholarship

Ambassador Scholarships

The Student Ambassador program is a prestigious leadership organization that provides eligible students with valuable real-world experience through leadership, volunteerism, public speaking, conferences, and workshops. The Ambassador program's mission is to cultivate student leaders who embody the Trenholm State spirit and want to share their experiences with prospective students, their families, and the greater community.

Trenholm State Community College Ambassadors will serve as the College representatives for various on and off-campus events and activities, including campus tours, serving on student panels, and volunteer events. Selected candidates will receive a scholarship that covers tuition and applicable fees for up to 12 credit hours per semester. Ambassadors are responsible for the cost of books.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Apply for admission and attend Trenholm State for Fall 2024
  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Be sure to list TSCC as one of your college choices

SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

  • Three (3) signed letters of recommendation on official letterhead (Example: from a principal, counselor, teacher, minister, and/or employer. Letters from family members or friends will not be accepted)
  • Five hundred (500) word essay stating why you would be a great student ambassador and how participating in the program can help you achieve your goals
  • Resume of extracurricular activities and community service
  • A headshot photo (professional/business attire)
  • Attend a formal interview

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more hours) each semester and complete 24 hours each academic year while enrolled at Trenholm (Excluding summer semesters)
  • Be available to work 12 (flexible) hours per week
  • Participate in all required leadership training
  • Participate in student engagements and activities
  • Participate in on and off-campus college recruitment activities
  • Participate in fundraising activities
  • Participate in conferences on and off campus
  • Some nights and weekends may be required
  • Have effective written and oral communication skills
  • Present a positive attitude and strong work ethic

All applicants will be required to submit a COMPLETED scholarship packet by April 1, 2024, to be considered. Packets must include the following items:

  1. Signed scholarship application
  2. Unofficial transcript
  3. Resume
  4. Essay
  5. Letters of recommendation
  6. Headshot photo

Incomplete scholarship packets will not be accepted. Applications to the program will not be accepted after the deadline.

If you are selected as a final candidate, you will be contacted via email to set up a date, time, and location for the interview with the scholarship committee.

Complete the Ambassador Scholarship Application

Counselor's Scholarship

Trenholm State Community College is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to assist incoming high school students with the cost of their college education. The Counselor’s Scholarship Award allows high school counselors within the Trenholm State Community College recruiting area to nominate one outstanding senior from the Class of 2024 for this prestigious award.

The Counselor's Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors only. For questions about this scholarship, please see your high school counselor. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.

Students must meet the following criteria to be nominated:

  • Must have a cumulative 2.75 GPA after grades have posted for their first semester of the student's senior year;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or provide proper documented residency status;
  • Must have completed an admissions application to Trenholm State for the Fall 2024 semester;
  • Must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);

To nominate a student for the Counselor’s Scholarship, each high school counselor must submit the 2024-2025 TSCC Counselor’s Scholarship Nomination Form and a copy of the student’s transcript with the cumulative GPA.

External Scholarship Opportunities

There are billions of dollars in external scholarships available to students with different qualifications, abilities and interests. These external scholarships may be provided by private donors, foundations, businesses and many other sources outside of Trenholm State Community College. The internet is another great place to start your scholarship search, but be sure that you are applying for scholarships through credible online sources. Listed below you will find links to great opportunities:

Alabama Advantage Scholarship

CollegeCounts Scholarship

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarships

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships

*Remember, NEVER pay for a scholarship or scholarship searches, even if it is only a few dollars. Some even have a guarantee that you will get a scholarship. These are usually scams, so beware. You should always avoid scholarship applications that require a processing fee. Stick to searching for scholarships through reputable, free scholarship search services. Also, be sure to ignore any emails you receive that say “You have won a scholarship” from an organization that you are unfamiliar with or have not applied to. These are often phishing scams that may solicit your personal information to sell to other companies.