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Chesapeake Campus Scholarships @ TCC

 

 

NOTICE:

Only Rolling Scholarship Applications are Currently Being Accepted

FALL 2014/SPRING 2015

The scholarship application process for 2015/2016 will begin in February 2015.

 

 

 

To Apply:

1. Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online or pickup an application from the campus Financial Aid Office. Use the TCC College Code: 003712.

2. Complete your TCC Scholarship Application and all additional materials required in the criteria for your scholarship.

3. Submit all materials to the Financial Aid office for your campus.

If you are using the paperless submission method, attach your application and materials to an email addressed to: scholarships_tcc@tcc.edu.  (You can click the link, or copy and paste into your email.)

 

The following scholarships are available to students attending the Chesapeake Campus.       Click on any scholarship below to view the description, eligibility criteria, and any additional required application materials:

 

 

Brian P. Damiani International Experience Scholarship -Not Accepting Applications

Chesapeake Campus General Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

Chesapeake Martin Myrtle Accounting Scholarship -Not Accepting Applications

Chesapeake Republican Women's Club Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Nursing Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

Chesapeake Rotary Club Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

Christopher M. Garrett Memorial Scholarship -Not Accepting Applications

CIBA Foundation Annual Scholarship -Not Accepting Applications

Cowden/Knight Memorial Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

George Flaherty Trust Scholarship -Not Accepting Applications

Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship -Not Accepting Applications

Horticulture Club Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

John Winkles Memorial Scholarship (Toyota T-10)-Not Accepting Applications

Jonathan R. Payton Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

Josh Hastings Memorial Theatre Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

Lakewood Garden Club Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

NAPA Auto Care Annual Expendable Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Scholarship- Currently Accepting Applications

Stockbridge Foundation Theatre Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

The Backyard Gardeners' Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

Tidewater Area Fleet Manager's Association (TAFMA) Scholarship-Not Accepting Applications

 

*Scholarships noted in RED are closed for applications for the current academic year.

 

Brian P. Damiani International Experience Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by Mrs. Victoria Damiani in 1996 to support Chesapeake Campus students pursuing an international education experience. The Ad Hoc International Education Committee at the Chesapeake Campus will be responsible for defining an appropriate international experience.

Criteria:

• Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours
• Continuing student (6 credit hours at time of application)
• Student at the Chesapeake Campus
• GPA of 3.0 or higher

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application
• Written proposal (no more than two pages, typed and single-spaced) explaining:
    1. the international activity to be completed including dates, location, and a   

    contact person
    2. the reasons why the student wants to participate in this activity
    3. the benefits that the student would reap from participating in this activity
    4. the breakdown and total cost of the activity (budget may be attached)

• Evaluations from at least 2 past or current instructors submitted directly to the Financial Aid Office
• Agree to be interviewed by the International Education Committee of the Chesapeake Campus, if asked
• Agree to be available to share the international experience with classes and/or other college groups

Thank You Letter Required

 

Chesapeake Campus General Scholarship

 

Description:

This scholarship was established through donations to the Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation.  Scholarship funds should be applied to tuition, fees, and books.

• Must be currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program at TCC

Continuing student (minimum of 6 completed credits)
• Cumulative GPA 2.5 or higher

Funds to be equally awarded in two semesters

Amount of scholarship award per student not to exceed tuition, fees, and/or books

Letter of recommendation is required with application from one of the following:

  TCC faculty member, faculty from another institution or employer

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Letter of recommendation

Thank You Letter Required

Chesapeake Martin Myrtle Accounting Scholarship

Description:

Established by Gregory and Carolyn Satz in 2005 to support the education of TCC students with Accounting or Business career goals. Carolyn Satz teaches Accounting at the Chesapeake Campus. The scholarship funds should be applied to tuition, fees, and books.  There will be two awards of $400 each per semester, spring and fall, for a total of $1,600 in one academic year.  Funds may be used for summer semester, if needed.

Criteria:

•  Recipient must have Accounting or Business career goals

•  Accounting club students are preferred, but non-members are also eligible

•  Must be officially enrolled as a full-time or part-time (minimum of 6 credit hours) in the Business Administration or Accounting curriculums at TCC

•  The recipient must be a Chesapeake Campus student

•  The recipient must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 with a minimum 3.0 in Accounting

•  Each applicant must provide, in writing, an essay of no more than 500 words describing their career plans and goals and community involvement

•  Each applicant must submit one recommendation from accounting or business faculty

•  The recipient may apply more than once

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Essay no more than 500 words

Letter of recommendation from an accounting or business faculty member

Thank You Letter Required

Chesapeake Republican Women's Club

 

Description:

This scholarship was established by the Chesapeake Republican Women's Club to support a student at TCC's Chesapeake Campus. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Criteria:

•  Student must be pursuing an Associate of Science degree in Social Sciences at Tidewater Community College's Chesapeake Campus.

•  Student must have completed or be currently enrolled in one or more history or political science courses.

  Student must be a full-time student.

•  Student must have an overall GPA of at least 3.25.

•  Student must have a letter of recommendation from a current or past history or political science instructor at TCC or another institution.

•  Student will attend a meeting of the Chesapeake Republican Women's Club to acknowledge the club's presentation of the scholarship.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required

Chesapeake Regional Medical  Center Nursing Scholarship

NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Description:

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center established this scholarship in 2008 to support Nursing students at TCC and to address the shortage of qualified nurses at CRMC and around the region.  The funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other costs associated with pursuing a Nursing degree. Three scholarships awarded annumally; up to $8,000 per student per academic year may be awarded.

Criteria:
• Student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
• Student must complete TCC Nursing Program by May 2010.
• Student must agree to enter the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s June 2010 Nursing Program.
• If the student does not enter into the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center’s June 2010 Nursing Program then the student is responsible for repayment of the received scholarship funds to Tidewater Community College.
• The scholarship should be awarded to the student with the greatest financial need, and meeting established criteria, as determined by the Financial Aid Office on the Portsmouth Campus

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Thank You Letter Required

Chesapeake Rotary Club Scholarship

 

Description:
The Chesapeake Rotary Club established this scholarship in 2009 to support scholarships for Chesapeake Campus students. The funds can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Criteria:
• Student must be enrolled in a degree or certificate program
• Student must be a continuing student with a minimum of 6 completed credits
• Student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
• Student must have not yet met the cost of attendance for the year

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required

Christopher M. Garrett Memorial Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by Larry and Cheryl Garrett in 1998 in memory of their son, who was a student at the Chesapeake Campus. Scholarship funds should be applied to tuition and fees.

Criteria:

• Financial need
• Student at Chesapeake Campus
• Minimum of 12 credit hours
• Associate Degree candidate
• GPA of 2.5 or higher to maintain scholarship

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Thank You Letter Required

CIBA Foundation Annual Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established in 2009 by the CIBA Corporation/CIBA Foundation to promote science and technology and specifically to support students pursuing an education in electromechanical studies, especially recent high school graduates.  The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with pursuing an education in the aforementioned field.  Recent high school graduates are highly encouraged to apply.

Criteria:

• Student must be attending Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus.

Student can be a full or part-time with preference given to full-time students.

• Students from Suffolk must be given first preference in selection.

• Students must be enrolled in the electromechanical program.

• Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required

Cowden/Knight Memorial Scholarship

 

Description:

This scholarship was established in memory of two former TCC faculty members. Dr. Gerald Steffens Cowden, former professor of history at the Chesapeake Campus, was a dedicated teacher, accomplished scholar, and a loyal member of the campus community. Dr. Carol Lynn Knight, also a former history professor, distinguished herself as a recipient of both teaching and academic awards, including the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award and the Chancellor’s Commonwealth Professor Award (offered by the Virginia Community College System). The scholarship funds should be applied to tuition, fees, and books.

Criteria:

• Full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours per semester)
• Enrolled in either the A.A. degree program (Liberal Arts) or the A.S. degree program (Natural Sciences)
• Expressed intention to pursue a baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution
• Continuing student (15 credit hours completed)
• GPA of 3.2 or higher

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

George Flaherty Trust Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the estate of the late George Flaherty to assist students enrolled in the electrical program. The scholarship funds should be applied to tuition, fees, and books.

Criteria:

• GPA of 2.0 or higher
• Full-time or part-time student
• New or continuing student
• Greatest financial need after other criteria are met

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association to assist students in the Automotive Technology A.A.S. program. Funds should be used for tuition, fees, and books.

Criteria:

• Student must be pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology and must plan on a career as an automotive technician.
Registered as a full-time or part-time student at Tidewater Community College. Preference will be given to full-time students.
Be a high school graduate or equivalent
Maintain a 2.0 GPA at TCC to continue to receive the award for the second and subsequent semesters. Students having demonstrated automotive technology ability through previously successful completion of high school automotive technology class will receive preference.
The recipient must have demonstrated need and not yet met the cost of attendance for the year.
Enter the program with and maintain a good driving record. Student may be required to submit his or her DMV driving record.
The recipient must agree to employment with a HRADA member if offered following graduation. This employment agreement will be on a "one-for-one" basis. For each full academic year of assistance, the recipient will agree to work for one full year for a HRADA member. In the event this recipient fails to meet this requirement or if the recipient fails to complete the requirements for the AAS degree, the recipient agrees to repay the Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation the full amount received from this award.

The recipient is required to attend all functions related to this scholarship.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required

Horticulture Scholarship

Description:
This scholarship was established and supported by various garden clubs in the South Hampton Roads region to support students in the Horticulture Program at TCC. The scholarship funds should be applied to tuition, fees, and books and other expenses associated with the pursuit of training in horticulture.

Criteria:
• Recipient must be officially enrolled in the horticulture curriculum at TCC. 
• Recipient’s home campus must be TCC’s Chesapeake Campus.
• Recipient must have not yet met the cost of attendance for the year.
• Recipient must submit a short essay describing his or her horticulture career goals

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Short essay describing applicant's horticultural career goals.

Thank You Letter Required

John Winkles Memorial Scholarship (Toyota T-TEN)

Description:

This scholarship was established by Central Atlantic Toyota Dealers to assist students in the Toyota T-Ten Automotive program. The scholarship will cover up to full in-state tuition minus any other financial aid. Candidates will be selected by the Toyota T-Ten Scholarship Committee.

Criteria:

• Student must be full time.

• Student must be enrolled in the T-TEN Program.

• Student must be a high school graduate, earned a GED or have a college GPA of 2.5/4.0 (C+) or better while enrolled at TCC.

• Student must have not yet met the cost of attendance; preference will be given to those who have first applied for other financial aid. If a recipient has not applied for other financial aid, the Foundation may consider disbursing the scholarship funds without such application on a case-by-case basis.

• Student must be sponsored as a T-TEN intern by a Toyota dealer, and must be reccomended for the T-TEN Scholarship by the Service Manager at the sponsoring dealership.

• Student must be recommended for the T-TEN scholarship by the T-TEN instructor at TCC.

• Student must be able to be employed in the United States.
• First year student – provide a letter of intent describing your interest in the Toyota Program or display satisfactory performance upon dealer and classroom review, including attendance, participation, and performance

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Letter of intent for first year student

Thank You Letter Required

Jonathan R. Payton Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Dr. Winifred Reid in memory of her son, Jonathan, who was a TCC student before he passed away in 2006.  The scholarship will be awarded for students to purchase books for classes they are attending at the Chesapeake Campus of TCC.

Criteria:

Student must be pursuing a degree at Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus.

Student can be a full-time or part-time student.

Student must have not have met the cost of attendance for the year.

If a continuing student at TCC, student must have an overall GPA of 2.7. or higher

If a new student at TCC, student must have a high school GPA of 2.8. or higher

Student must submit a brief paragraph describing his or her need for the scholarship, why he or she is the best candidate for the award and explaining his or her career interests and professional goals.

Preference will be given to a student who is returning to school after a hiatus or a student who is a single parent.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Brief paragraph describing need for the scholarship

Thank You Letter Required

Josh Hastings Memorial Theatre Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established in 2008 by the friends of Joshua Hastings.  Josh was a student at the Chesapeake Campus who passed away in February 2008.  The scholarship was established to honor his positive contributions to the TCC Theatre program and to recognize students who share his attributes.  The scholarship funds should be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with the Theatre program.

Criteria:

• Student must be pursuing  a career studies certificate in Performance Theatre or Technical Theatre at Tidewater Community College or be an active participant in the TCC Theatre program (verified in the required letter of recommendation)

• Student must have completed  at least 6 credit hours and earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Theatre Arts classes.

• Student must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

• Student must have successfully completed at least one full-time semester at TCC.

• Student must submit a letter of recommendation from a TCC theatre faculty member addressing the student's involvement in TCC's theatre program and the student's character and teamwork attitude.

• Graduating high school students who are planning to enroll at TCC are also eligible to receive this scholarship during their first semester at TCC. These students are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their high school theatre arts teacher and from a TCC theatre faculty member; previously listed criteria will not apply to these students.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required

Lakewood Garden Club Scholarship

 

Description:

The Lakewood Garden Club has supported an annual scholarship for students in TCC’s Horticulture Program since 2004.  The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with the Horticulture program.

Criteria:

• Student must be officially enrolled in the horticulture curriculum at TCC.

• Student must submit a short essay describing his or her career goals in relations to horticulture.

• During the academic year in which a student receives this scholarship, the recipient must attend a Lakewood Garden Club meeting or participate in one of its community service projects.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Short essay

Thank You Letter Required

NAPA Auto Care Annual Expendable Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established in 2010 to support students in TCC’s Automotive Technology program.  This scholarship will be renewed annually until the recipient completes the program, assuming the student remains eligible.

Criteria:

• Student must be pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology.

• Student must plan on a career as an automotive technician.     

• Students entering college directly from high school must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher upon enrolling in Tidewater Community College.  If the student is already enrolled at Tidewater Community College he/she must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0. or higher  

• Student must be registered as a full-time or part-time student at Tidewater Community College. Preference will be given to full-time students.

• Student must be a resident of the State of Virginia.

 • Student must enter the program with and maintain a good driving record.  Student may be required to submit his or her DMV driving record.

• Scholarship recipients are required to attend one meeting of the NAPA Auto Care Group during the academic year(s) in which he/she is receiving the scholarship.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required

Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established in 2014 to provide financial assitance to student seeking education and training resultin in an Associates Degree in Applied Science, or Career Studies Certificates to prepare for a broad spectrum of careers in automotive, diesel or marine technology industries.

Criteria:

•Seeking Associates Degree In Applied Science (AAS), or Career Studies Certificates

•Seeking Employment in the Automotive Industry

•Does not qualify for federal or state grants through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) but still demonstrate financial need.

•GPA of 2.5 or higher

Stockbridge Foundation Theatre Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the trustees of the Stockbridge Foundation in 2004 to support the education of students in TCC's Theatre program.  Scholarship funds should be applied to tuition, fees and books.

Criteria:

• Student must be pursuing a career studies certificate in Performance Theatre or Technical Theatre at TCC or be an active participant in the TCC Theatre program (verified in the required letter of recommendation).

• Student must have completed at least 6 credit hours and earned a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Theatre Arts classes.

• Student must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0.

• Student must have successfully completed at least one full-time semester at TCC.

• Student must submit a letter of recommendation from a TCC theatre faculty member addressing the student's involvement in TCC's theatre program and the student's character and teamwork attitude.

• Graduating high school students who are planning to enroll at TCC are also eligible to receive this scholarship during their first semester at TCC. These students are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their high school theatre arts teacher and from a TCC theatre faculty member. Please note: Previously listed criteria will not apply to these students.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Students will complete the TCC Scholarship Application and submit the form to the Chesapeake Campus Financial Aid Office.   Application packets will be forwarded to Edwin Jacob, Department Chair for review and selection.

Thank You Letter Required

The Backyard Gardeners' Scholarship

Description:

The Backyard Gardeners established this scholarship in 2009 to support students who are interested in horticulture.  The funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses associated with the Horticulture program.

Criteria:

• Student must be pursuing a degree in Horticulture at TCC.

• Student can be a full-time or part-time student.

• Student must have not yet met the cost of attendance for the year.

• If a continuing student at TCC, student must have an overall GPA of 3.0. or higher

• If a new student at TCC, student must have a high school GPA of 2.8. or higher

• Student must be a Virginia Resident.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required

Tidewater Area Fleet Manager's Association (TAFMA) Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established in 2010 by the Tidewater Area Fleet Manager’s Association (TAFMA) to support students planning a career in the automotive industry. The funds should be used for tuition, books, equipment, and fees associated with enrollment in the Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science, Automotive Career Studies Certificates and/or Diesel Career Studies Certificate Program.

Criteria: 

• Student must be a resident of the state of Virginia.

• Student must be enrolled full-time unless the student has already completed first year general education requirements, then part time students may be eligible.

• Student must be enrolled the Automotive Technology Associate of Applied Science, Automotive Career Studies Certificates, and/or a Diesel Career Studies Certificate Program.

Continuing students must maintain a 2.0 or hither GPA.  High school students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 grading system.

• Students having demonstrated automotive technology ability through previously successful completion of high school automotive technology class will receive preference.  A high school transcript is required.

• A scholarship candidate who graduated from high school more than five years ago, or received a GED, may be awarded the scholarship.  In this case, the recipient is not required to present a 2.0 GPA.

• Student must have not yet met the cost of attendance for the year.

• Student must enter the program with and maintain a good driving record.  Student may be required to submit his or her DMV driving record. 

• Student must plan on a career as an automotive technician.

• Student must agree to employment with a TAFMA member at the prevailing rate, if offered following graduation. This employment agreement will be on a "one-for-one" basis. For each full academic year of assistance, the recipient will agree to work for one full year for a TAFMA member.  In the event this recipient fails to meet this requirement, or if the recipient fails to complete the requirements for the AAS degree or Career Studies Certificate, the recipient agrees to repay Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation the full amount received from this scholarship.  Upon receipt of the scholarship, the recipient will meet with the Chesapeake Campus Financial Aid Office to sign an agreement.

Application Materials:

• TCC Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required

 
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