Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Program

Each year, Tidewater Community College honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a distinguished service award to a TCC faculty or staff member, and provides a scholarship to a TCC student.

MLK Scholarship Program

The MLK Scholarship Program recognizes a student who best exemplifies the teachings and example of Dr. King; advocates a nonviolent approach to solving society’s problems; fosters positive race relations in our community; strives to remove the social, political, and economic barriers of inequality; and possesses a realistic optimism, based on faith, for a better future for all Americans.

Applications are currently closed. View the MLK Scholarship to learn more about eligibility.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Distinguished Service Award

TCC each year marks the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by presenting an award to a member of the TCC family who best exemplifies the teachings and example of Dr. King. Any individual employed by TCC is eligible to be nominated, and any TCC faculty or staff member may submit a nomination.

2019 Honorees

Dana Singleton

Distinguished Service Award

Portsmouth's dean of Student Services lives by a simple mantra: Service to others isn’t reserved for the wealthy. If you don’t have money to give, you have time or knowledge.

Read Dana's story

Shanice Mills

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Shanice Mills started giving back in kindergarten. Now she's studying to earn her associate in funeral services so she can help others through their very worst day.

Read Shanice's story

See previous honorees