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Firehouse Foundation awards TCC $20K to fund student scholarships

Posted at 6:28 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 18:28:04-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — More money is headed to fund students apart of Tallahassee Community College's Fire Academy Program.

Thanks to a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, $20,000 will help fund seven student scholarships.

Community leaders presented the check Monday at TCC's District Board of Trustees Meeting. Staff at TCC are hopeful that this grant will help ease the financial burden off of students.

"As you know-- one of the biggest barriers students have when it comes to paying for college is financial and even more so when it comes to a program like the fire program, because that tuition can only be paid by federal aid," explained Heather Mitchell, the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at TCC. "Having private dollars that can supplement what that tuition might be, what the uniforms or testing might cost... its a really big deal."

Firehouse has given TCC scholarships in the past, but this is by far the largest amount money the foundation has given.

To learn more about the fire program and how to apply, click here.