The “personal expenses” portion of a TCF scholarship or grant award can be used toward any living expenses, like daycare, gas in your car, groceries, etc.

Awards from TCF are first applied toward direct education expenses — tuition, student fees, on-campus housing/meals, books, and required supplies. Personal expenses may be disbursed after all other education expenses are covered.

  • Vocational Training Grant recipients can use up to $500 for personal expenses per award.
  • Academic-year General Scholarship recipients can use up to $1,000 for personal expenses per award but unless otherwise arranged, this amount will be split across terms (semesters or quarters).
  • June 1, Fall-only General Scholarship recipients can use up to $500 for personal expenses per award.
  • December 1 General Scholarship recipients can use up to $500 for personal expenses per award.

Seeking additional funding to support your education? Check out TCF’s Education Resources Handbook (click on the image to download) for other scholarships and grants that you may be eligible for.

Also remember to ask your faculty and department if there are additional scholarship or grant programs specific to your field of study. Your school may have special aid for daycare or other living expenses too.