Did you know that some students can not attend college simply because they can not afford the cost of textbooks?
Although Tulsa Achieves provides full tuition for all Tulsa County high school graduates, it does not provide any financial support for textbooks. In today's economy the rising cost of textbooks alone causes many students to be priced out of higher education. But, through the funds raised by the Textbook Trust campaign, more than 400 students have received money from donors to purchase essential textbooks..
Now in its third year, Tulsa Achieves continues to grow and has experienced a remarkable 80% increase in enrollment since 2007. Last fall, TCC proudly welcomed its largest TA class of over 1,500 students. As Tulsa Achieves grows, so does the need for additional funding. More and more TA students require the support of the Textbook Trust in order to continue their education.
Besides the basic costs of tuition and books, Tulsa Achieves and the Textbook Trust are helping TCC students succeed outside the classroom. One of the requirements of participation in the program calls for each TA student to complete 40 hours of community service per year. To date, Tulsa Achieve students have completed 71,000 volunteer hours throughout the Tulsa community.
The TCC Foundation is currently raising additional funds to establish a Textbook Endowment to ensure that no Tulsa County student misses out on the opportunity to achieve an education simply because they cannot afford textbooks.
For more information or to make a contribution to the Textbook Trust, contact 918-595-7836.
TCC TEXTBOOK TRUST DONORS
Linda Mitchell Price Foundation
George Kaiser Family Foundation
Samson / Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
Tom Adelson & the Adelson Family Foundation
Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation
Barnett Family Foundation
Case and Associates
Deacon & Piper Turner
Grace & Franklin Bernsen Foundation
H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Foundation
Jody Parker, Anchor Stone
Merkel Family Foundation
John & Marge Gaberino
Lobeck Taylor Foundation
Ike Glass, Jr./Glass Operating Group
American Trust Bank (Tom Felder)
Tulsa Arts & Crafts Inc.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Sharon & Jim Barnett
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