Scholarship Timeline


2017 Timeline

OCTOBER Through March 

Application becomes available in early January on our website. 

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - If you are graduating from high school in 2017, or even if you are currently in college, you need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2017 to be considered for federal student financial aid and to be considered for a Foundation Scholarship. For help, be sure to contact your student services office and the TCAN College Advisor. Complete and submit your FAFSA as early as October 1st at

Before you fill out the form, you and your parent/guardian must create a FSA ID at For more information about federal student aid, go to or call 1-800-4-FED-AID or email 

Financial Information Form - The top section must be completed by you, the student, signed and mailed to the college or institution you intend to attend in the fall of 2017. If you are not certain of where you will attend, you may send the form to multiple institutions. The college will return the form to the Foundation.

Click to download the Financial Information Form.

Scholarship Deadline is Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 5pm
Scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online by 5pm on Thursday, March 2, 2017. A printed hard copy of the application, along with the most recent transcript, and page 1 of the Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA that has the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number on it, must be mailed to the Foundation, postmarked no later than Thursday, March 2, 2017.


Application processing and selection committees convene.

Selection committees meet during the month of April.  

May through June

Notification letters are sent to college students and scholarship awards are presented to high school students at the High School Award ceremony. Check with your high school for the date and time of that event. 

All scholarship recipients must submit their completed Scholarship Agreement Form, the required thank you note, and a small photo to be shared with the scholarship donor family, by the date listed on the acceptance form. 

July through august

Scholarship awards are mailed to educational institutions. 


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