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.  

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.

Child Care Scholarship

The Child Care Scholarship, for TCC students with children of child care age (2 ½ to 6 years of age), is a scholarship opportunity that assists with child care expenses. The scholarship provides funds on the recipient's StormCard that can be used at any of the four campus Child Development Centers for the Spring 2018 semester.

To apply, download the Child Care Scholarship Application, meet with a YWCA representative at one of the TCC’s Child Development Centers, and complete and submit the application to Norma Ferki, Interim Director of Central Financial Aid, Tidewater Community College, 121 College Place, Norfolk, Virginia 23510. 

Cooper Hurley Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship

The Cooper Hurley Distracted Driving Awareness Scholarship will be taking applications from the start of 2018. The Norfolk-based personal injury law firm is offering three $2,000 scholarships for rising seniors at public or private schools in the Tidewater area to help finance their college tuition. Applicants need to submit a project related to distracted driving awareness to be considered. For full details see Cooper Hurley’s website.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship

The QASymphony Software Testing Scholarship was created to help students interested in software development/testing reach their goal of attending college or university with a $1,000 scholarship.

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. 

Society of Women Engineers (Hampton Roads Section)

The Hampton Roads Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) will award one $1000 scholarship each Fall to a qualified and deserving undergraduate female engineering student.

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.

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. 

Applications are due March 12, 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. 

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. 

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