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Foundation Scholarships

The John Tyler Community College Foundation scholarship application for the 2016-2017 academic year is now closed. Current applicants will be notified by August 1. Please return in January for news on the 2017-2018 application. 

John Tyler Community College Foundation scholarships are funded by the generous gifts of donors. The Foundation is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action organization. The Foundation does not coordinate private scholarships, and all information contained on this page refers to John Tyler Community College Foundation scholarships only.

Minimum qualifications

  • Submit one complete scholarship application prior to the appropriate deadline.
  • Possess a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a certificate and/or degree program at John Tyler for the current academic year. Students must be officially enrolled in a certificate or degree program before scholarship funds will be disbursed. Not enrolled? Visit the Advising Center on either campus. 
  • Have in-state tuition status.
  • Have a completed, current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file at John Tyler on or before the scholarship deadline. Please visit for more information and an application.

Important dates

  • March 15:  Deadline – All John Tyler International Studies Scholarship for summer study abroad.
  • April 15:  Deadline – All other John Tyler Foundation scholarships.
  • April 15:  Notification – All John Tyler International Studies Scholarship applicants will be notified.
  • August 1:  Notification – All other John Tyler Foundation scholarship applicants – whether offered a scholarship or not – will be notified.

If a published deadline falls on a weekend, then the following Monday at 5:00 p.m. will serve as the deadline.

Mandatory special events

Scholarship recipients attend the Foundation's annual Scholarship Celebration Night in the fall for the opportunity to meet the generous donors who make scholarships available at John Tyler. The 2016 event will be held Thursday, September 15, at the Chester Campus. In addition, scholars are required to attend a mid-year event in January where they discuss how their year is going and compose update notes to their donors. This date will be communicated with scholarship recipients.


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