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Local Scholarships

TTCF helps graduating high school seniors achieve their dreams through more than 100 scholarships that are available every year!

The scholarship process launched in January (the deadline for application submission was March 31), so it has a busy time with students working on their applications and requesting Letters of Recommendation. 

Our Community Impact Team, Dana and Phyllis, visited local high schools to introduce seniors to the process and online application. Students then completed the common application that evaluates their eligibility for all participating scholarships. 

Photo Credit: Court Leve

We are pleased to share that 170 students submitted more than 4,500 applications for over 120 local scholarships (students may be eligible for multiple scholarships). 

Special thanks to all the community members for the flurry of Letters of Recommendation that poured in. Thanks as well to school counselors, teachers, and administrators who monitored student progress and encouraged completion of this demanding task. 

Now it’s time for the application review and decision making to commence. April to early May will be very busy with more than 150 volunteers serving on over 20 independent committees, spending countless hours reading through their assigned applications and meeting to make final award decisions. 

College selection day is May 1 and many scholarship recipients will be notified before this date. This will allow families to understand the community financial support they will receive and make an informed decision on school choice.

This wonderful community initiative is focused entirely on supporting Tahoe Truckee youth, and made possible by the care and generosity of the donors who create these scholarships—from service clubs working hard to raise award money, to special districts, to local businesses giving back, to families and friends memorializing a loved one, to kind-hearted individual donors.

Click here to learn how to start a new scholarship and change young lives forever.

Be a Hero to Tahoe Truckee High Schoolers and Donate to the Community Scholarship Fund today!

These scholarships help young people achieve their dreams of higher education, & some students may not be able to attend college otherwise. Decisions are being made now!