Other Scholarships

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

Adrian Rubin Scholarship

The Adrian Rubin Scholarship was created to help a student pursue their dream career without racking up hundreds of thousands of student loan debt. A $1,000 scholarship (sent directly to the school’s financial aid department) will be awarded to one student. Applicants will be required to answer a simple question in the form of a short essay; the winner will be selected based on the essay submitted.

ASHRAE Hampton Roads Chapter Scholarship

The Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) offers an organizational scholarship awarded in the amount of $1,500 each year. 

Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship

The Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 2004 as a result of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown decision. A legislative committee, composed of members of the Virginia House of Delegates, the Senate of Virginia, and nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the governor, is responsible for selecting eligible domiciled residents of Virginia for awards each year to attend approved educational programs in the Commonwealth. Eligible Virginians are persons who were unable to attend public school between 1954 and 1964 due to the closing of public schools in certain localities to avoid desegregation (Massive Resistance). 

Best Mattress Sleep Scholarship

A good night’s sleep is key to performing your best during the day. This $1,000 scholarship was created to help students pay for the increasing costs of higher education, and to promote the importance of sleep awareness.

Blake Rubin Scholarship

The Blake Rubin Scholarship was created to help future generations get the education needed to prepare for adulthood. Since the price of obtaining higher learning is always increasing, the goal of this scholarship is to help get one student one step closer to obtaining their desired degree.

Applicants will be required to submit a 500-word essay no later than January 31st, 2019, and the winner will be awarded a $1000 scholarship by February 28th, 2019.

View Scholarship information at the Blake Rubin Scholarship Website

Chairish Scholarship Program

Chairish, the leading online marketplace for design lovers to buy and sell chic vintage decor, furniture and art, is offering two $2,500 scholarship awards.

  • The Chairish ‘Design Your Future’ Scholarship
  • Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship


To apply, you must meet the minimum eligibility requirements and complete the application for each scholarship award by their application deadline. You may apply for both scholarship awards separately if you meet the eligibility requirements for each one.

View scholarship details and deadlines on Chairish's website

Community College STEM Scholarship Program

The Community College STEM Scholarship provides a one-year, non-renewable award of $2,000 for students enrolled full time during the award period at one of Virginia’s Community Colleges. 

Students must be majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and be interested in pursuing a career that supports NASA's mission including careers in the aerospace sector.

DevTeam.Space STEM Scholarship

DevTeam.Space offers a bi-yearly $1,000 scholarship to individuals currently attending or planning to attend a college or graduate school in the U.S.

Glenn Fox Memorial Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship

The VMATYC Glenn Fox memorial Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship benefits students who intend to major in mathematics, computer science or mathematics education and demonstrate potential for success in any of these areas. Preference will be given to those candidates who intend to teach mathematics or computer science. 

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship honors excellence by supporting outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges and universities. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 95 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for community college transfer students in the country.

Leo A. Padis Engineering Scholarship

The Leo A. Padis Scholarship awards $1,000 to Virginia community college graduates who have earned an Associate Degree in Engineering and plan to study Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

The Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship 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, of a better future for all Americans. 

Olivia Dyson Scholarship

The Olivia Dyson Scholarship was created by Angela Reddix, a generous donor and committed member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA South Hampton Roads (YWCA-SHR). Her desire was to create a scholarship to demonstrate the strength of a woman in overcoming barriers when persevering her career aspirations. This sentiment describes Olivia Dyson, her grandmother, precisely. The YWCA-SHR will provide annually one female student pursuing a health care career at Tidewater Community College with a scholarship that covers the cost of full-time tuition and the purchase of textbooks related to classes associated with classes in the health care field.

Download Olivia Dyson Scholarship application

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year educational institutions, provides more than $87 million in scholarships, a benefit unmatched by other honor societies. The organization provides a broad range of scholarships based on both need and merit, and applicants may apply for one or more at the same time. Phi Theta Kappa administers scholarships using a common application. 

Scholarship America Dream Award

This is a renewable scholarship available to students currently attending, or planning to attend, a degree program at an accredited two-year or four-year institution.

It is open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or persons granted deferred action status under DACA. A portion of the funds for these scholarships are designated specifically for STEM students.

Society of Women Engineers (Hampton Roads Section)


The Hampton Roads Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will award one $1,250 scholarship each Fall to a qualified and deserving undergraduate female engineering student.

Straight North STEM Scholarship

Straight North, an internet marketing services company, sponsors a scholarship program that awards one $1,000 scholarship and two $250 book awards to students pursuing STEM-related degrees at two-year or four-year colleges.

Virginia Beach College Success Scholarship

Virginia Wesleyan University and TCC have been good neighbors serving Coastal Virginia and Virginia Beach for many years. In recognition of the relationship, Virginia Wesleyan has established a scholarship program intended to celebrate academic success and shared hometown values. Virginia Beach College Success Scholarship recipients will receive a scholarship valued at $10,000 per academic year. Upon satisfactory academic performance at Virginia Wesleyan during the first year of study, the award will be renewed for a second year.

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Recognizing that one of the most important factors in school success is the capabilities of the adults who promote young children’s growth and learning, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation is pleased to be part of an exciting new initiative to support one of Virginia’s most valuable workforces – early childhood professionals. VECF will administer a scholarship program - Project Pathfinders - designed to increase the skills of early childhood professionals in preschool and child care settings by accessing community college coursework and credentials. Thanks to funding made available in the 2016-2018 biennial budget by Governor McAuliffe and the 2016 General Assembly, we look forward to the opportunity to ensure that Virginia has the best trained early education workforce.

Virginia Horticultural Foundation Scholarships

The Board of Directors of The Virginia Horticultural Foundation awards scholarships and grants to students and educators of Horticulture in Virginia schools. Over the past 20 years they have provided over $41,500 in scholarships.

Virginia Space Grant Consortium Community College STEM Scholarship

The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Community College STEM Scholarship Program desires to increase the number of talented community college students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program provides $2,000 scholarships to students enrolled at any campus at a Virginia Community College and pursuing a degree in STEM. 

WTS Junior College/Trade School Scholarship

WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar) International awards an annual scholarship of $1000 for females pursuing an associate or technical degree in transportation-related studies. 

United Way Child Development Center Scholarship

This scholarship, made available through a grant from the United Way’s Women United Endowment Fund is designated specifically for TCC students who are single mothers of young children in need of childcare.

Scholarship awards cover the cost of childcare at TCC Child Development Centers (operated by YWCA-SHR) for women pursuing professional or educational improvement and face financial hardships that may prevent them from completing their programs. 

ZipRecruiter Winter/Spring Scholarship Promotion

The ZipRecruiter Winter/Spring Scholarship Promotion awards a $3,000 scholarship to a college or university student with the most creative entry.

Scholarships for Military-related Students

Anchor Scholarship

The Anchor Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to eligible family members (children and spouses) of active duty, retired or honorably discharged Surface Navy personnel. Recipients are selected on the basis of four equally weighted criteria of academic performance, character, extracurricular, and financial need.

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship

Army Emergency Relief maintains two scholarship programs, the Spouse Education Assistance Program and the MG James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Both scholarships provide financial assistance for students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree.

Chief Petty Officers Scholarship Fund

The Chief Petty Officers Scholarship Fund generates and distributes funds to provide educational opportunities for qualified family members of Chief Petty Officers.

Candidates submitting scholarship applications must, in the year of submission of their scholarship application:

  • be about to graduate or have graduated from an accredited high school, or equivalent educational institution or have successfully earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • must intend to enter, or be currently enrolled in a community college, vocational college, college or university to complete the curriculum prescribed in or to be graduated with an AA, AS, BA or BS degree.
  • must be the immediate family member of either an active duty, retired, or reserve Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy (children may be natural, adopted or step-children)
Dolphin Scholarship

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation grants are available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren and spouses of members or former members of the submarine force or those who have served in submarine support activities.

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation sponsors 118 ongoing scholarships with an annual grant of $2,000 or $3,400 per student for two to four years of full-time undergraduate studies, as well as, students pursuing trade/vocational certification. Approximately 25-30 new scholarships are awarded each year.

Marines’ Memorial Scholarship Program

The Marines’ Memorial Scholarship Program offers a number of scholarships of up to $5000.

National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA) Scholarship

The purpose of the NAVPA National Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to veteran, service member and dependent students who are pursuing undergraduate, graduate and alternative certification at NAVPA member institutions. The scholarship program offers eight $500 scholarships, one to each of the eight NAVPA regions of the United States. 

Navy Mustang Association

The Navy Mustang Association recognizes, through monetary grants, exceptional E5-E8 Navy or Navy Reserve personnel whose continued performance level has distinguished them as possible future Mustang candidates; dependents of NMA members; high school students; and college students.

Scholarship Opportunity for Children of Enlisted Military Personnel

In appreciation of those who have stood by our servicemen and service women, Tidewater Community College awards 5 one-year scholarships to the sons and daughters of enlisted personnel. One each from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy will be awarded. 

Student Veterans of America (SVA)

Student Veterans of America (SVA) has awarded over $1 million to 111 SVA Scholars since 2011. Thanks to corporate sponsors, SVA is supporting new scholars every semester. 

Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME)

The Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education (VA-ACME) will award multiple $1,000 scholarships at their Annual Symposium to be held April 16-19, 2018.
 
Categories include:

  • Active duty, drilling reservist, or National Guard member
  • Spouse of active duty, drilling reservist, National Guard member, or military retiree
  • Child of active duty, drilling reservist, National Guard member, or military retiree
  • Permanently disabled military member or family member (spouse or child) or family member of service member missing/killed in action
  • Veteran or retiree of the Armed Forces


The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

Wings Over America Scholarship

The Wings over America Foundation started in 1987, when the AIRLANT Wives Club noticed a need for scholarships within the Navy Aviation community. Today, the foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 to outstanding students worldwide. The Wings Over America Scholarship Foundation sponsors scholarships to further the post secondary education of deserving students. Scholarships can only be used for tuition and tuition related fees charged by the college. 

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