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TCC RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIPS FROM HSBC
Each of TCC’s four campuses to offer an HSBC scholarship
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 22, 2007) – Tidewater Community College announces four grants for scholarships from HSBC- North America’s Card Services and Consumer Lending businesses.
HSBC provided a $12,000 grant to be shared among each of TCC’s campuses - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and Portsmouth - in the amount of $3,000 per campus, covering approximately two semesters’ tuition and books.
HSBC has more than 2,000 employees in the state of Virginia. Representing the company, HSBC employees Cameron Johnson and Lisa Houck recently presented a check to the college and toured one of the campuses.
“HSBC is impressed with the quality of education at TCC, marked by its growth in enrollment and number of students transferring to universities,” says Johnson, HSBC’s local HR Generalist. “Our intent is that these scholarships will help more students get the education they need for today’s careers.”
For more information about applying for the scholarships, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.
MEDIA NOTE: Past Transitions participants are available for interviews; call Laurie White at 822-1085.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC
ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded
in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the
college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake,
Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne
and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,