Be a new or returning student registered to earn credit applicable to a degree or certificate program at a college or university which is a TCAEA institution. The Twin Cities Adult Education Alliance (TCAEA), established in 2002, is an association of Twin Cities metro area public and private colleges and universities that address the educational needs of working adults. The mission of TCAEA is to serve as an educational resource to the Twin Cities corporate community, as well as the community at large, by providing increased awareness of accredited, business-related higher education opportunities for working adults in the Twin Cities metropolitan area primarily through education fairs. The TCAEA scholarship is intended to assist the adult learners with the cost of attendance (tuition, books, fees, etc.) at one of the Association's institutions. The scholarship is distributed to the institution's financial aid department.