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TCC helping students with disabilities

Since the 2015-16 school year, Tallahassee Community College’s Strategic Employment Placement Program has partnered with an employment advocacy group to offer free tuition for qualified students with disabilities.

The Able Trust Strategic Employment Program Scholarship, offered via a grant from The Able Trust, provides free tuition to qualified students with disabilities.

Ten scholarships have been awarded in the scholarship’s first three years, with the average one-time award amounts ranging from $700 to $1,800.

In addition to tuition assistance, the Able Trust Strategic Employment Program Scholarship can be applied to course fees not normally covered by financial aid — as well as the costs of books, supplies and other expenses.

The program offers monthly scholarship information sessions. The next one is Wednesday, April 18.

All current and incoming Tallahassee Community College students with disabilities are welcome to attend and apply — whether they are pursuing an associate’s degree, a certificate program, GED or ESOL studies, or workforce training.

Attendees will learn about the scholarship, eligibility criteria, and additional program opportunities and requirements.

Interested individuals should pre-register for a session at

The full schedule is listed on the site, as well as information on the scholarship, the application process and the program.

The deadline for applications is August 31.

For more information, call the Strategic Employment Placement Program at (850) 201-9635.

Special to The Herald