Tunxis Foundation Scholarships

The Tunxis Community College Foundation Program is now accepting scholarship applications!  Find out more.
One new scholarship this year includes tuition, a textbook allowance and a bus pass to help a student with transportation!
Scholarships range between $150.00 and $8,000.00 – the most commonly awarded scholarships are between $250.00 and $2,500.00
The deadline to submit an application has been extended to March 22, 2019 via email to tx-finaid@tunxis.edu.

CCSU-TCC President to President Scholarship

Each fall semester a high academic achieving transfer student will be nominated to receive a $2,000 award for the academic year ($1,000 per semester) by the President of each of the following Connecticut Community Colleges: Capital, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck and Tunxis.

Students must meet the following minimum criteria for consideration:

  • Earn an associate degree with a minimum of 60 semester hours of study by graduation
  • A minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Recommended by their respective Capital, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck or Tunxis Community College President

This scholarship is renewable yearly providing the recipient maintains at least a 3.00 overall cumulative GPA and full-time student status (at least 12 credit hours per semester).  Scholarship applications are available through the Financial Aid office of the respective Community College and as a downloadable PDF here online.

Charter Oak Transfer Scholarship for Community College Graduates

Charter Oak State College will provide the last two years of a bachelor’s degree to graduates of Associate degree programs at the Connecticut Community College tuition and fee rates in effect for that year. 

Computer Science, Mathematics, and Physics (CSMP) Scholarship Program of Central Connecticut

Scholarships for Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, and Technology Studies majors.

Tunxis Community College, through a partnership with Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), received a grant from the National Science Foundation program to provide Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM). Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, this grant will continue funding scholarships for academically talented students in financial need majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Science, and Technology Studies at Tunxis Community College. Scholarships provided through this program will pay up to $5,000 per year for up to two years plus another two years if the recipient transfers to eligible programs at CCSU.

Amount of award: $5,000 for two years while at Tunxis CC, plus another two years if the student transfers to CCSU

Application Deadline: September 9, 2019

CSMP Scholarship Application Materials

Eligible Programs:

  • Transfer Articulation Pathway (TAP) Mathematical Studies
  • Transfer Articulation Pathway (TAP) Computer Science Studies
  • Transfer Articulation Pathway (TAP) Physics Studies
  • AS in Computer Science/Mathematics (Honors program)
  • AS in Computer Information Systems, specialization in programming
  • AS in Computer Information Systems, specialization in networking
  • AS in Engineering Science
  • AS in Technology Studies in Engineering Technology
  • AS in Technology Studies in Technology & Engineering Education

Other Scholarship Sources

SNAP Education & Training

The SNAP E&T scholarship program is designed to provide eligible individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance with job training at no cost to them.

Available for

  • Healthcare Careers Certificate Offerings
  • Certified Sterile Processing
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Certified Patient Care Technician
  • Certified Pharmacy Technician
  • Certified Phlebotomy Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Registered Medical Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant


The Financial Aid office posts private scholarship notices as they are received – please check out our information easel in the hallway outside of the suite in the 100 building.

Free Scholarship Search-Engines

It’s best to subscribe to all of them since they have access to over 60,000 different scholarships combined!

Always beware of scholarship scams! Check with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.com) regarding complaints – make sure the scholarship program itself is reputable – Reputable scholarships do not charge money for your application!

For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid Services, at 860.773.1422.