Frequently Asked QuestionsQ. What is the timeline for submitting TMCF scholarship application?
A. February - May
Q. How do I apply for a TMCF Scholarship?
A. To apply for a TMCF scholarship, students will need to submit an online application with all of the supporting documents.
Complete applications include:
- Online Application
- Essay (Minimum 500 Words)
- Student Aid Report (FAFSA)
- Most Recent Transcript (Unofficial Accepted)
- Recommendation Letter (On school letterhead)
Q. I don’t see any scholarships that I meet the criteria for. Should I apply anyway?
A. Students should only apply for scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Q. I meet the eligibility criteria for multiple scholarships. Should I apply for them all?
A. Generally, students should apply for one regular scholarship, however, for irregular scholarships (e.g., ACCESS scholarship, scholarships that include attendance at Leadership Institute and the Law scholarship) students should submit an additional application.
Q. I do not have the software to get my documents into the correct format. What should I do?
A. If students cannot convert their documents into a PDF, they should scan and save it as a PDF. Once correctly saved, they should upload their documents. If students are still having difficulty, they should visit their career services center prior to contacting TMCF.
Q. Can I mail in the supporting documents for the scholarship I applied for?
A. No, we do not accept paper applications or supporting documents by mail, email or fax. Students will need to upload their documents online at the time they are completing the scholarship application.
Q. How should I submit my letter of recommendation?
A. The letter of recommendation is submitted along with the other documents during the online application process.
Q. What is a need-based merit award?
A. TMCF scholarships are awarded based on the merit of the application, however students must have a need in order to receive the scholarship.
Q. My login information will not work. What should I do?
A. TMCF has migrated to a new system, so all applicants will have to register and create a new user name and password prior to applying