Direct Scholarships

Direct Scholarships

Since 1991, the Direct Scholarships program has provided more than $500,000 in college and vocational training scholarships to graduating high school seniors. The college scholarship is a cash award that provides recipients with $2,000 a year, renewable over four years, for a total of $8,000. The vocational award provides a $2,000 tuition scholarship and is renewable in the second year for up to $4,000. Students must meet specific criteria to earn and maintain funding.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What requirements do students have to meet in order to be eligible for a TIF scholarship? Applicants are selected based on their demonstrated need, formal essay responses, and interviews with the selection committee.
  • What is the application process for a TIF scholarship? Seniors fill out application forms in the early spring. A selection committee reviews the applications and essay responses. Students may also be asked to participate in interviews with the committee.
  • Are there opportunities for supporters to endow scholarships? Absolutely. If you’re interested in learning more about endowing a scholarship, please contact us at (239) 430-9122.

Quick Facts

  • TIF offers ten college scholarships.
  • TIF distributes ten vocational scholarships.
  • Scholarships range from financial assistance up to $1,000 a semester to full four-year tuition scholarships.