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TCC Women’s Center STEM Promise Scholarship Program receives another gift from Elizabeth River Crossings

The Tidewater Community College Women’s Center STEM Promise Scholarship Program continues to benefit from the generosity of Elizabeth River Crossings.

The college named its fourth class of STEM Promise scholars in June. These 20 students are awarded full tuition and fees for two years of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related disciplines at TCC.

Elizabeth River Crossings donated $60,000 in support of the newest cohort, increasing its total investment to the STEM Promise Scholarship Program to $240,000 in four years.

 “We deeply appreciate the continued generosity of Elizabeth River Crossings in support of TCC’s vision to diversify the Hampton Roads workforce,” said TCC President Marcia Conston. “Employers tell us they want to hire more women and minorities for the STEM fields. Our longtime partnership with Elizabeth River Crossings ensures we can continue training students for careers in those in-demand areas.”

“Elizabeth River Crossings continues to be extremely proud to partner with and support the STEM Promise Program — especially this year, when STEM education feels more vital than ever,” said Doug Wilson, ERC’s chief executive officer. “We can’t wait to see where these outstanding students are able to go with the gift of education from TCC.”

TCC’s most recent class includes students selected from a competitive pool of more than 100 applicants. Recipient Noah Boucher, aiming to complete a doctorate in electrical engineering, interned at Jefferson Lab. Zackary Kopp, who will major in Mechanical Engineering Technology at TCC, is a former IMS Gear intern. Madison Millspaugh researched, designed and built a prototype for a propeller-based bladed boat while in middle school. She plans to pursue an associate degree in engineering.

The TCC Educational Foundation started the Women’s Center STEM Promise Scholarship Program in 2017 to create a larger, more diverse STEM pipeline in Hampton Roads. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for the scholarships, which are open to all. Applications for the 2021-22 class of STEM scholars will be open from Dec. 20 until April 1, 2021.

For more information about the program, contact Jaedda Hall, TCC’s STEM Promise Scholarship Program coordinator, at To support the Women’s Center STEM Promise Scholarship Program, contact the TCC Educational Foundation at