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Temple College Scholarships

Scholarships at Temple College are made available each semester to students through the generous donations of corporations, businesses, community organizations, individual donors, and the college itself. These funds are intended to open doors for students to achieve their academic goals, while relieving some of the financial costs of higher education. TC gratefully acknowledges the generous donations of individual donors and organizations that make these scholarships possible.

Temple College offers a number of awards to students with special skills in the area of speech, music, honors, and athletics. Students who are interested in scholarships in these areas should contact the department chair. In addition, all valedictorians and salutatorians from accredited high schools in Texas receive a one year tuition and fees scholarship for the Fall and Spring semesters immediately following graduation.

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Temple College Foundation Scholarships

Private Donor Scholarships

Outstanding students and students in need are selected to receive financial assistance by individuals, organizations, or businesses. Some of these recipients are chosen by the Financial Aid Office but most are selected directly by the donors. Eligibility for most of these scholarships is based on scholastic achievement and financial need. General scholarship applications can be printed from the Financial Aid webpage and have a deadline of April 1 each year for the following academic year. Students receiving scholarships and whose funds have been received by the college will have a credit added to their student account. Tuition, fees, and books will be deducted from the proceeds. If funds remain, the balance will be available to the student via the TC One Card on the same schedule as other Financial Aid balances.

Implementation of SB 1325

State Law requires that each student identify any relationship to an institution's current Board of Trustees member. A student who is related to a current member of the governing board of that institution is prohibited from receiving scholarships unless the scholarship is awarded exclusively based on academic merit or is an athletic scholarship. Scholarship applicants will be asked to file a statement regarding their relation to any Temple College Board of Trustee member.

Other Useful Scholarships Links

Scholarships * * Hispanic College Fund * Scholarship Search * FastWeb Scholarship Search * College Board's FUND FINDER * * CampusRN Scholarship Program

Thank you Letters

Students are strongly encouraged to express their appreciation to their scholarship donors by sending a thank you note or letter. Expressing gratitude to donors for their interest and support of education is an important part of receiving a scholarship. When donors know that their gifts are making a difference, they are encouraged to continue their support.

Scholarship Scams

The Federal Trade Commission provides information to help students avoid scholarship scams. FTC warns students to beware of companies that make any of the following claims or information requests:

  • The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back
  • You can't get this information anywhere else.
  • May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship?
  • We'll do all the work.
  • The scholarship will cost some money.
  • You've been selected by a national foundation to receive a scholarship.
  • An alternative is "You're a finalist" in a contest you've never entered.

For more information about scholarship scams, visit or call their toll-free phone number at 1-877-FTC-HELP.