Helping Students Achieve their Dreams through Scholarships
We partner with local scholarship committees to make more than 90 community scholarships available every year! TTCF provides an online platform with a common application. This helps more students attend college and vocational schools. Since 2017, TTCF donors have grown our own scholarships by nearly 400%!
Thank you to our donors
Second Homeowner Opens Educational Pathways for Young People
Inspired by her community’s generosity, an anonymous donor provided four $50,000 Impact Scholarships in 2019. The scholarships were awarded to first-generation high school graduates. In total, 36 community scholarship recipients will be the first in their families to go to college.
Yulisa Mendez, a 2016 scholarship recipient, is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work to help vulnerable populations in our community. The first person in her family to go to college after becoming a mother in high school, Yulisa graduated college one year early with honors. She is presenting her psychology research at universities across California.
“At first nothing worked, but through years of steady application and many disastrous cakes, I found my niche. I got a job at a local bakery and took all the culinary classes offered at school, did five internships at different restaurants and bakeries and knew that culinary school would be next.” A perfect recipient, Alina received the Robert “Fro” Frolich Scholarship for a student pursuing their dreams. Fro was a beloved community member who lived passionately, his memorial scholarship, not retired, made sure those like Alina can fulfill life-long dreams.
Pic Left: Alina Rose Sabah with her culinary tools. Oregon Culinary Institute| Robert “Fro” Frolich Scholarship
Trent Norman received the 2019 Alpine Winter Foundation Scholarship. Attending Cal Poly for a Business degree, he is working hard in school and out of school to graduate with a high GPA and no student loans. When he wrote, he told us, “I am very honored to be the recipient of this award. In fact, I’m still very much in awe.”
Pic Left: Trent Norman and his mom. California Polytechnic State University | 2019 Alpine Winter Foundation Scholarship
Once at University, Leslie Gonzalez maintained the high GPA and community service that earned her the Cameron and Jane Baird Scholarship. She quickly found a place to give back in the Salinas public library. “With lack of time and language barriers, some of these parents aren’t able to help their children in their education,” so Leslie volunteered during her free time to help school children with their classwork. “I was very privileged to have had so much support through different people. Now, I want to ‘pay it forward.’”
Pic Left: Leslie Gonzalez, California State University Monterey Bay | Cameron and Jane Baird Scholarship