TCC and the TCC Educational Foundation award thousands of dollars in scholarships each year. 

Tidewater Community College and the TCC Educational Foundation are committed to investing in our students. Through the generous contributions of individual donors and organizations, we are able to provide scholarships to support students' academic study and achievement.

The application deadline for Fall 2016 scholarships has passed. Applications for the Spring 2017 award cycle will be accepted between October 1 and November 11.

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Apply and become part of the 60% of TCC graduates who leave debt free!

These scholarships are often awarded in addition to other financial aid opportunities available to qualified students.

Awards may be used for tuition, books and necessary supplies at TCC. Students who receive TCC Educational Foundation scholarship awards are eligible to receive no more than the cost of tuition, books and supplies for the indicated award period.

Where to find more scholarships

Virginia Foundation for Community College Education

VFCCE's mission is to provide access to education for all Virginians. Through the statewide scholarship program, students can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Applications are now open for the 2016-17 academic year!

Scholarship Sharing

This nonprofit, founded by a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate, maintains a database of scholarship opportunities. It sponsored a scholarship fair in September 2015 at TCC.

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Other scholarships

These opportunities are available through organizations outside TCC or through programs at the college other than the Educational Foundation. Many have their own application process and deadlines, so be sure to read each one carefully.

Supporting our students

Scholarships have helped many TCC students succeed in the classroom and beyond. Meet three recent recipients.

Elisabeth Richardson

Recipient of the 2016 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship says everyone told her she wouldn't finish college without debt, but she will. “The money I save can be put toward further education and even a house," she says.

Zachary Noble

This culinary arts student is the 2015 recipient of the Thomas Moss Scholarship, awarded annually to a Norfolk Campus student.

Alicia Cooper

Nursing student refers to the Ruth Pate Memorial Nursing Scholarship and the Beazley Foundation Nursing Scholarship she received as an amazing blessing.

Help TCC students achieve their goals

Your support of TCC Educational Foundation scholarships help eliminate financial barriers and ensure students' access to higher education. Change the life of a student today! Give now

Financial Aid Offices

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Pass Building, Room 175
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 855-308-5614


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300 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

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Building A, Room A130
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

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1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

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