Graduating seniors from Toledo High School and Cowlitz Prairie Academy located in Toledo, Washington are encouraged to apply for locally funded scholarships through the Toledo Community Scholarship (TCS) Committee. It is TCS’s goal to award local scholarships through a fair process and to provide scholarships to as many individuals as possible. Below is an overview of how our process works.
How to apply for a scholarship
To apply for all scholarships available through TCS, your completed application (your essay, a copy of your transcripts and permission form) which must be received by TCS by March 31, 2017. Please email your application documents (as attachments) in a .pdf file format to TCS@toledotel.com. Do not send as a link to your document drive. TCS will then reply to confirm that your application has been received.
How Scholarships are awarded
The various scholarships available through TCS are awarded according to each individual award criteria. If TSC is given the task of selecting a recipient, it is done through a panel of about 15 different community members who select scholarship recipients.
What to expect if you are selected for an award
In early May, you will be notified by mail if you are selected for one or more award(s) and you’ll be invited to the annual Toledo Awards and Recognition Night at Toledo High School. Attending this event is a requirement of receiving an award through our committee. The awards night will be held June 1, 2017 at 7 PM at Toledo High School.
You will also be required to write a thank you letter to your scholarship donor along with providing an unsealed self addressed and stamped #10 size envelope to the TSC no later than June 30th.
How do I collect my scholarship funds
Toledo Community Scholarships include scholarships selected by the Toledo Community Scholarship Selection Committee, and those selected by individual organizations that also utilize the Toledo Community Scholarship application and payment system. For recipients who are paid from the TCS, you will be paid after the completion of first semester or quarter and if all the scholarship requirements have been met. Simply email us your Payment Request Form and a copy of your transcripts toTCS@toledotel.com
As a graduating senior, if you learn you have been nominated for any other scholarship, please let us know by May 26th, as we are happy to include the award during our awards night and list it on the special scholarship insert for the THS graduation program.