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How We Help


There are more than 150 scholarship funds available to TTC students through the TTC Foundation. Learn More

Future Alumni Essay Contest

The Future Alumni Essay Contest is open to all students, part-time and full-time with cash prizes. Learn More

Student Equipment Funds

Student equipment funds are used to assist students with the cost of required program-related tools, uniforms and equipment, which can cost up to $7,000 for a two-year degree. Student equipment funds currently exist in the program areas of Culinary, Automotive, Cosmetology, Welding and Nursing.

The Student Urgent Needs

The TTC Foundation Student Urgent Needs Fund assists students who have an unforeseen financial emergency which would otherwise prevent them from continuing to attend TTC. These funds are not to be a consistent supplement to a student's education funding sources or to sustain students between financial aid refund checks and must be urgent in nature.  

Clemente Fund

The Charleston Clemente Courses are free college-level humanities courses that are offered to disadvantaged people in the Charleston area, in the hope that a study of classic literature, philosophy, art and history can offer a way out of poverty through intellectual freedom. The Clemente Fund provides meals, instructional supplies and materials for the program. 

TTC Grocery Vault

The TTC Grocery Vault is a food pantry serving the Trident Tech college community. Food is available to current students, faculty and staff in need of assistance.

Tuition Assistance

To provide professional and personal growth opportunities for faculty and staff, the TTC Foundation will provide financial support for full-time, permanent employees to take credit courses through its Credit Course/Tuition Assistance programs.


In 1991, TTC and the Foundation established the Minigrant Program to provide funds to faculty and staff for equipment, materials and special resources to enhance the learning experience of TTC students.


The TTC grants office assists faculty and staff in obtaining grant funding to advance the strategic goals of the college. Grant funds support a variety of needs at TTC, ranging from equipment to curriculum enhancement to development of new programs.