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.

Applications for the Fall 2017 award cycle will be accepted March 13 to May 15.

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 in July via their VCCS email address.

Where to find more scholarships

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Virginia Foundation for Community College Education

VFCCE's mission is to provide access to education for all Virginians. Through the statewide scholarship program, students can apply for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. 

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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.

Griffin Leach

“Coming to TCC was the best decision of my life,” says student Griffin Leach, one of 10 students to receive Phi Theta Kappa’s 2016 Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education.

Ivan Lopez

Navy vet is the 2016 recipient of the Thomas Moss Jr. scholarship for Norfolk Campus students. “It’s an honor to even be considered for this award," says the Navy vet, now pursuing a marine biology degree at ODU.

Elisabeth Richardson

Talk with Tidewater Community College student Elisabeth Richardson and you’ll understand why her exemplary leadership makes her a fitting recipient of the 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award.

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 - 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 A130
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 855-308-5614


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

Phone: 855-308-5614