Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program’s TCCSP in USA, 2015-2016

The Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program (TCCSP), a part of Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program is available for the citizens or permanent residents of Tunisia qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the government of Tunisia. Scholarship is available for spending one academic year studying at accredited U.S. community colleges with the goal of earning a professional certificate in eligible fields of study from their U.S. institution. TCCSP is conducted as an open, merit-based competition. Women, minorities, and applicants from all governorates in Tunisia are strongly encouraged to apply. The application deadline is December 15, 2014.. As a part of the Thomas Jefferson Scholarship Program, the 2015-2016 Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program, a program sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, supported by the people of the United States, and implemented by IREX, provides opportunities for young students from Tunisia studying at ISETs (Higher Institute of Technological Studies), IHET (Institute of Tourism Studies) and ISSATs (Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology) who wish to improve their vocational skills by spending one academic year studying at accredited U.S. community colleges with the goal of earning a professional certificate in eligible fields of study from their U.S. institution. Participants may submit U.S. transcripts to their home institution for review upon completion of the program to determine if the credits are transferrable. Participants will attend accredited community colleges and will live in on-campus housing (dormitories) or in off-campus housing. Participants may not choose their U.S. host institution.. Scholarship is available for spending one academic year studying at accredited U.S. community colleges with the goal of earning a professional certificate in eligible fields of study from their U.S. institution.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Scholarship is awarded in the following fields of study: Business Management and Administration, Information Technology, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Applied Technology.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Candidates will be considered without respect to race, color, religion, national origin, or gender. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Competition for the Tunisia Community College Scholarship Program is merit
· based and open to anyone who:
· Is a citizen, national or permanent resident qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the government of Tunisia;
· Is currently residing in Tunisia;
· Is currently enrolled as a full
· time student at an ISET (Higher Institute of Technological Studies), IHET (High Institute of Tourism Studies) and ISSATs (Higher Institute of Applied Science and Technology);
· Is able to receive and maintain a U.S. J
· 1 visa;
· Is committed to returning to Tunisia after completion of the program;
· Is able to achieve a TOEFL score of 450 or likely to achieve this score after short
· term pre
· academic English training in the United States prior to the start of the academic year; and
· Is at least 18 years old by July 1, 2015.
Benefits of the scholarship:  TCCSP provides funding for the following: – J 1 visa support; -Round trip travel from fellow’s home city to host institution in the United States; -Accident and sickness coverage; -Tuition and mandatory university fees; Room and board (housing and meals); -Small incidentals allowance; -Limited allowance for books; -A wide variety of alumni networking and training opportunities.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Scholarship is offered for one academic year (approximately 10 months.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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