About Us

The Tri-State Area Tuition Mission Foundation is popularly known as the Tuition Mission Foundation. It was formerly the Tri-State Area Citizens' Scholarship Foundation (then commonly called Dollars for Scholars®).

The Tuition Mission Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. It grants interest-free tuition awards to needy college-bound students in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia. Since the first tuition awards were made in 1963, the foundation has made more than 5,000 scholarships totaling well over $5 million. About half of the money granted each year comes from repayments from past recipients. Almost $2.5 million has been repaid, with over 1,000 scholarship repaid in full.

The Tuition Mission Foundation was launched in 1962, made its first awards in 1963 and changed its name in 2013.