TCC and the TCC Educational Foundation award thousands of dollars in scholarships each year. 

Tidewater Community College and the TCC Educational Foundation are committed to investing in our students. Through the generous contributions of individual donors and organizations, we are able to provide scholarships to support students' academic study and achievement.

Apply for a scholarship and become part of the 60% of TCC graduates who leave debt free!


Most TCC Educational Foundation scholarships are worth $500 or more, and they do not need to be repaid. Depending on your unmet need, you may be awarded more than one scholarship. You must complete the FAFSA to apply.

Awards may be used only for tuition, books and fees at TCC, not for living expenses or transportation.

Students selected to receive scholarships will be notified via their VCCS email address.

Where to find more scholarships

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Virginia Foundation for Community College Education

Through the statewide scholarship program, students can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Applications are due May 7!

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VCCS Transfer Grant Program

TCC students completing an Associate Degree and transferring to a 4-year Virginia college or university can receive up to $2,000 annually through the Virginia Two-Year College Transfer Grant

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Other scholarships

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

Supporting our students

Scholarships have helped many TCC students succeed in the classroom and beyond. Meet three recent recipients.

Nadine Naser

“Thanks to TCC and its donors, I will be able to transfer with significantly less debt.” – Nadine Naser, 2015-16 TCC scholarship recipient

Student success

Two TCC students selected to All-USA Coca-Cola Academic Team

Jared Selby

“I was granted $1,600 to relieve financial stress of going into debt after school. It has made a phenomenal effect on my life.” – Jared Selby, National Defense Industrial Association Chapter scholarship recipient

Help TCC students achieve their goals

Your support of TCC Educational Foundation scholarships help eliminate financial barriers and ensure students' access to higher education. Change the life of a student today! Give now

Financial Aid Offices

Financial aid help is available 24/7/365 by phone and online

Regular office hours are:
Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Pass Building, Room 175
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 855-308-5614


Andrews Building, Room 1120
300 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 855-308-5614


Building A, Room A152
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 855-308-5614

Virginia Beach

Building B (Bayside), Room B205
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 855-308-5614