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TCATA Now Accepting College Scholarship Applications

Organization sets April 30 application deadline for $2,000 scholarships

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — The Textile Care Allied Trades Association (TCATA) is now accepting applications for its annual college scholarship. Students interested in pursuing a degree at any accredited U.S. college or university on a full-time basis are eligible to apply. 

The deadline for applications and supporting paperwork will be April 30, with the awards being announced in May.

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 their scholarship award. This scholarship 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, extra-curricular activities and other relevant information
  • A letter from the applicant to TCATA describing their past 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.

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

For more information, call (813) 348-0075 or to apply, visit the TCATA website.

TCATA Now Accepting College Scholarship Applications

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