Scholarships – Spring 2024

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Community Scholarships

Help A Local Student Achieve Their Dreams

Do you know the cost of college these days? To attend a University of California, in-state students pay $40,000 to $44,000 annually; to attend a private university, students pay $82,000 annually. To meet rising costs, students turn to scholarships. TTCF and our community partners make the process less arduous and more equitable by streamlining 100+ applications onto a single common application via an online portal, provided by TTCF. This year, we received a record number of applicants with a 15% increase from last year. Unfortunately, scholarship requests far outweigh our current available scholarship funds. We currently have around $1,000,000 to award.

If you’re passionate about helping more young people attain their dreams, donate to the TTCF Community Scholarship Fund.

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This year my wife Gina and I created the Joan Rayfield vocational scholarships through the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. My mother was a teacher and strong supporter of public education and Gina and I believe the vocational skills are being left behind. The Tahoe area needs skilled craftspeople and we hope to help fill that pipeline with young enthusiastic locals.

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Mike Rayfield
for the 2024 Joan Rayfield Vocational Scholarship

Investing in Tahoe Truckee through Workforce Scholarships

TTCF is excited to open up the third round of scholarships supporting young adults pursuing career paths needed in our community. These scholarships were first offered thanks to a generous donation from the Crocker Family in 2022 to help high school scholarship recipients complete their graduate school education. Since then, TTCF and community partners have recognized the opportunity to provide scholarships to individuals who want to pursue and advance careers in fields for which our region needs more workforce. Existing categories and their donors include: Truckee Tahoe Airport District for Aviation and STEM Pathways; The S.H.E. Foundation’s Education Pathways; and the Steve Shippy Vocational Scholarship. Please join us to both help young adults and benefit our regional workforce with these needed trade and professional careers.

Accepting Applications May 15-June 30, notification by August 1. Applicants must enroll for Fall 2024 or Winter/Spring 2025 semesters.

To learn more about our community impact and how you can partner with us to make a difference, contact Stacy Caldwell at

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