About the Fund

The Tomorrow Fund seeks to make higher education more accessible to talented Hispanic/Latino students from low-income families in North Carolina. Students may apply for  our competitive  scholarships to help them bridge their financial aid gaps after all other potential financial aid funding has been applied or exhausted. The Tomorrow Fund has awarded more than $670,000 in funding since its founding in 2009.

The Tomorrow Fund for Hispanic Students (TTF)  was founded by an immigrant couple in North Carolina in response to the growing number of Hispanic/Latino college students from low-income families in North Carolina needing tuition assistance and the high drop-out rates.  As beneficiaries of financial aid during their own college experiences, the founders understood the plight of these students. They  created The Tomorrow Fund at the Triangle Community Foundation (www.trianglecf.org).

TTF began as a donor-advised fund awarding scholarships during its first two years. It converted to a scholarship fund at the end of 2011.  In addition to the financial support of its founders, TTF raises money in order to grant scholarships each year across the state. Our funding comes from businesses and individuals across our state and  other parts of the country. TTF has no paid employees. All miscellaneous costs, such as printing and mailings, are underwritten by donors. The fund must maintain $25,000 in the account, and there is a nominal administrative fee paid to the Triangle Community Foundation, beyond that every dollar donated to the fund is awarded for scholarships.

The Tomorrow Fund seeks to bridge the financial aid gap Hispanic students face after all other possible financial assistance has been considered and applied.  As of spring 2015, students need not be nominated through their schools, but may apply directly online. However, the recipient’s intended institution for higher learning must provide some level of institutional financial assistance.  TTF recipients must re-apply each year for funding. Our goal is to positively affect graduation rates by assisting these students with their financial aid gaps.

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