Thales College is deeply committed to making a college education affordable and attainable to every student. In addition to keeping tuition at an affordable rate, TC is pleased to offer scholarships to deserving students in each class. See below for information on available scholarships and how to apply. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have.
The Founder’s Scholarship is awarded to students displaying both strength of character and merit, including grade point average, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, and/or CLT), and extracurricular involvements. The Founder's Scholarship provides 50% of the student's annual tuition for three academic years.
Founder's Scholars at Thales College commit themselves to the pursuit of wisdom: excellence in understanding humanity and professional life, in intellectual and practical ability, in moral character, and in leadership. They have learned that thriving in life and work depends upon personal growth and service to others, and they come to Thales College to seek learning and practical experience for true human flourishing. They recognize the mutually reinforcing values of a classical liberal arts education and of professional preparation, and they possess a gift for work in entrepreneurship, business, engineering or education. At graduation, they carry a joyful sense of their purposes for life and work and embody the highest standards of Thales College.
Founder's Scholars are named in honor of Robert L. Luddy, the founder of Thales College, Thales Academy, and CaptiveAire, and a leader in American entrepreneurial life. The characteristics of a Founder's Scholar are those that Mr. Luddy has demonstrated through his life and work.
Thales of Miletus Merit Scholarship
The Thales of Miletus Merit Scholarship is awarded to students displaying both strength of character and merit, including grade point average, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, and/or CLT), and extracurricular involvements. The Thales of Miletus Merit Scholarship provides 25% of the student's annual tuition for three academic years.
Thales of Miletus (c. 624/623 - c. 548/545 B.C.) is the namesake of our College and is often known as the Father of Science. He was an excellent student of mathematics, science, politics, business, and philosophy and he worked tirelessly to pursue the truth. Recipients of the Thales of Miletus Merit Scholarship model these traits in their own life and scholarly work.
Note: Scholarship applications are separate from the admissions application and may be submitted following the completion of an admissions application. Students are not required to apply for scholarships to continue in the admissions process. If a student wishes to apply for a scholarship, he/she must complete the online application linked above, as well as submit an additional essay, two letters of recommendation, and a one-page resume.