Each year, Tunxis students have the opportunity to compete for scholarships offered by private organizations interested in assisting our students.  These scholarships, some of which may be as high as $1500, are awarded primarily on the basis of academic achievement.

The deadline for TCC students to apply for Tunxis scholarships is Feb. 9. Scholarship and awards night is Wednesday, May 24 at 5 p.m. on campus.

Who Provides These Scholarships?

Our scholarships are inspired and funded by individuals, families, organizations and companies who want to help open doors of student success and achieve self-sufficiency through education at Tunxis Community College.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Tunxis encourages all interested students to apply.

These scholarships will be applied to the recipient’s Tunxis account to help cover tuition and fees.  You should not apply if you don’t plan to continue at Tunxis in the upcoming fall semester.

The scholarship application does not require financial information.

How to Apply:

Complete the Tunxis Foundation Scholarship Application 2018, which will enable you to be considered for all the scholarships to be awarded.

Tunxis Foundation Scholarship
The Tunxis Community College Foundation Program is now accepting scholarship applications!
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
Deadline to submit an application is February 16, 2018 via email to tx-finaid@tunxis.edu.
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CCSU-TCC President to President Scholarship 2017-2018
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.

CSCU Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The CSCU Foundation is proud to announce scholarships for the 2017 school year.  Scholarships are available for incoming freshman, transfer students from the community colleges to the universities and current university students. All scholarships are for residents of Connecticut and dependent on financial need. A downloadable PDF information package is available here.

Charter Oak Transfer Scholarship for Community College Graduates

Amount of award: $1,000 Community College Transfer Scholarship Application (PDF)


  • Demonstrated interest and success in online learning
  • Completion of 6 or more credits through online courses
  • Accepted at Charter Oak State College – application and credentials on file
  • Overall grade point average: 2.7
  • Nominated by an instructor, counselor or administrator at the attending community college-
  • Community College Transfer Scholarship Nomination Form (PDF)
  • Provide a short essay on the benefits of online learning

Application Deadline: May 1, 2017    –    Awards Announced: May 15, 2017

Instructions: Complete the attached application and supporting documents and fax to Admissions at (860) 760-6047.  The nomination should be sent by the nominator in a separate email.  The scholarship will be applied toward tuition and fees upon matriculation.


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: August 3, 2018

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

Free Scholarship Search-Engines

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

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.

Spokeo Top 50 Scholarships List

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.

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