First Generation Scholarships

This scholarship is for students who are the first in their immediate family to pursue a four-year college degree. Students must have a 2.5 GPA, enroll in 12-15 credits per quarter for the full academic year (Fall, Winter and Spring), and plan on transferring to a four-year institution. Running Start Students are not eligible for this scholarship. First Generation Scholarships pay tuition, books and fees only. This scholarship will cover your Freshman and Sophomore year only. The First Generation Scholarship does not apply towards a Bachelors degree.

To qualify for this you must be enrolling in a minimum of 10 credits for one entire academic year. If you are graduating during the first year of this scholarship you are not eligible for this particular award.

International Students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Award amounts may be adjusted by the TCC Foundation according to student credit load and number of quarters enrolled at TCC. Failure to maintain the requirements for this scholarship will cause your award to be cancelled for the remainder of the academic year. For more information visit

First Generation Scholarship Donors