Get help paying for your education. Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies, or other related expenses.
All students must complete a FASFA to be eligible for scholarships.
All full-time students are encouraged to enroll in 15 credit hours per semester.
High school students: Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, don't delay as priority goes to early submissions.
Dual Enrollment - Finish What You Started Scholarship
Thomas Nelson has created a special scholarship just for our dual enrollment students. We are very excited to offer the Finish What You Started scholarship, a last-dollar scholarship for Thomas Nelson dual enrollment high school graduates. If you’ve earned at least 15 Thomas Nelson credits through dual enrollment, you are eligible to apply. Last dollar scholarships fill the gap between financial aid and the full cost of college. The goal for these scholarships is to allow our students to complete two years of a baccalaureate degree with NO DEBT. Follow the steps below under How to Apply. Get started on the road toward NO DEBT. If qualified, you will automatically be matched to the Finish What You Start Scholarship by using the general application link below.
• In order to qualify students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester.
• Funds received cover tuition and fees ONLY. Books/e-books are not included.
When to Apply
2021-2022 academic year scholarship application period will open March 1, 2021.
The application period for the upcoming academic year is open and the majority of scholarships are awarded from April 1 through July 31. Most scholarships are an annual commitment for both the fall and spring semesters. However, the Foundation generally has some limited scholarship funding for the spring and summer semesters.
A minimum 2.0 GPA is required to receive and maintain a scholarship award unless otherwise specified in the scholarship criteria description. A student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to be eligible for scholarship assistance. If you are in default on any student loans, you will not be eligible for any scholarships. The Foundation reserves the right to adjust scholarship award amounts, as well as to revise the number of scholarships offered, without notice.
Foundation scholarships are used first toward tuition and fees. Federal and state monies are used to pay the remaining expenses.
How to Apply
- Apply for admission to Thomas Nelson Community College.
- Apply for Federal Financial Aid if the scholarship lists a financial need requirement.
- Submit the online scholarship application using your MyTNCC username and password to sign in.
In order to be eligible for continued scholarship assistance, students must complete courses during the semester for which the scholarship is awarded and maintain GPA requirements. Students who withdraw from classes will not be eligible for a renewable scholarship to continue in subsequent semesters (i.e., a scholarship that is awarded in the fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters). Exceptions may be granted to the withdrawal policy. These exceptions will be based on individual circumstances. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the Educational Foundation in writing prior to the beginning of the next scholarship award period. Submission of a request for exception does not guarantee that an exception will be made.