The TSC gives back to the community through scholarships for military dependents and philanthropic giving to support organizations around the Oklahoma City area and nationwide. In 2019, we raised $15,000 in scholarships and generated over $30,000 at our Thrift Shop. A few organizations we've supported in the past include Dogs on Deployment, the Tinker First Shirts, a local elementary school, Fischer House, Dogs on Deployment, Operation Homefront, US Air Force Enlisted Village, Team Tinker Home Away from Home Several Tinker AFB squadrons/units, and general support for deployed squadrons.
The Tinker Spouses’ Club (TSC) is a non-profit, social and philanthropic organization committed to enriching the lives of local military families, including by providing educational scholarships to military dependents and spouses. This year the TSC plans to provide $15,000 raised by the TSC operated Thrift Shop, plus an additional $2,500 from First Command and $1,000 from Tinker Federal Credit Union, our scholarship partners, for a total of $18,500 to be awarded to 15 recipients.
The TSC scholarship committee and judges panel worked hard reviewing each application, which is scored based on academics, community involvement, work history, and an essay. Applicants may apply as Dependents Entering College, Dependents Continuing Education, Spouses Entering College, or Spouses Continuing Education, which now includes second bachelors and/or advanced degrees.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the TSC was not able to provide a reception honoring the students who received scholarships this year, but the organization sincerely hopes that the community helps to celebrate the academic achievement of this year’s recipients. Please join the Tinker Spouses’ Club in congratulating the following recipients:
Congratulations to all of our 2020-2021 Scholarship Award Recipients!
Applications for the academic year 2021-2022 will be available no later than December 1, 2021.
TSC provides funding for organizations that further the common good and general welfare of Tinker AFB personnel, military dependents, and the military community at large, including civilian workforce and families in the greater Oklahoma City area. We support organizations that encourage and develop good character, assist with the needy, and support tax-exempt organizations which provide family services such as counseling, child care, and special needs.
All off-base organizations must provide a federal tax ID number. If you are interested in applying for our Tinker Spouses' Club Scholarships, please fill out the application below:
REQUEST FOR WELFARE FUNDS
Questions? Contact Us.
Outside of our philanthropic goals, we also give hours to support other organizations in the Oklahoma City area. Past volunteer events include Honor Flight Send Off & Welcome Home Reception, VA Hospital, American Red Cross Volunteer Day, Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Relay Team, and Women's Shelter Care Kits.
The bulk of our volunteer hours are spent at the Tinker Thrift Shop. All proceeds from the Thrift Shop go to support scholarships and welfare for military families.