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It’s time to apply for your spring scholarship to TCC

Applications for TCC scholarships are being accepted now through Nov. 15.

Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or a military-related student returning to school, Tidewater Community College offers scholarships that can help you pay for classes. Don’t miss out on free money to further your academic goals.

TCC’s Educational Foundation provides scholarships to support students’ academic studies and achievement. Awards may be used for tuition, books and fees at TCC.

Most TCC Educational Foundation scholarships are worth $500 or more. They do not need to be repaid. Depending on your unmet need, you may be awarded more than one scholarship.

Emeakama Favour in the Chesapeake Academic Building
Emeakama Favour at the Chesapeake Campus.

Nigerian student Emeakama Favour came to TCC to study cyber security and get a head start on her future. Two scholarships, the Mary Ferrell Flickinger and E.C. Wareheim scholarships, helped pave her way. “These scholarships helped me experience the joy of learning. They covered most of my tuition for one semester and helped me stay in school,” she said.

TCC donor Sarah “Tata” White Kellam and student Dawn Johns
TCC alumna Dawn Johns and donor Sarah “Tata” White Kellam.

Dawn Johns, recipient of the Sarah “Tata” White Kellam Scholarship, searched for all the awards she was eligible to receive in Academic Works. “Some of them don’t even require an essay – you’re just completing the form,” she said. “I take so much pride in being the recipient of a scholarship. Every semester after I received that award, I was a 4.0 student.”

Start by completing the 2019-20 FAFSA, which determines your eligibility for financial aid. Find the FAFSA online at

List TCC as your school of choice by using the code 003712.

Sign into the scholarship application system using your myTCC log-in and password. From there, it’s just a matter of browsing scholarship opportunities and applying for ones that fit you best.

Spring classes start Jan. 13.

For more information about scholarships, visit To learn about establishing a scholarship at TCC, contact the TCC Educational Foundation at or 757-822-1080.