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TCATA Accepting Applications for Annual College Scholarship

April 30 deadline to apply for $2,000 endowment

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) is accepting applications for its annual college scholarship. 

The deadline for applications and supporting paperwork is April 30, with the award winners being announced in May.

Students interested in pursuing a degree at any accredited U.S. college or university on a full-time basis are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a full-time employee, child or grandchild of a member company in good standing of TCATA. Also, the employee must be employed by the sponsoring member company for over one year. 

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who is anticipating a freshman entry to college, previously accepted as a freshman, or an underclassman continuing education at an accredited U.S. college or university on a full-time basis. All applicants must engage in studies during the fall semester immediately following the awarding of their scholarship. This program does not apply to graduate studies.

Applicants must complete an application and provide:

  • A copy of their Scholarship Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) scores
  • Transcripts of all high school grades, and any college grades (if applicable)
  • A letter from their high school principal (or other highest official equivalent) describing their leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and other relevant information
  • A letter from the applicant to TCATA describing their personal accomplishments, immediate goals and future academic and career objectives

All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement, leadership qualities and courses of study.

Scholarships will be awarded based on four years of study. Payments for each year will be made prior to the fall semester, providing the student maintains an academic average acceptable for continued study and remains in good standing in the school attended.

While TCATA desires that those receiving scholarships select courses of study to prepare them to participate in and materially contribute to the textile care industry, it is not mandatory.

For more details, call the Association at (813) 348-0075, or apply by visiting the TCATA website.

TCATA Now Accepting College Scholarship Applications

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