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Chesapeake Campus Scholarships @ TCC

 

 

NOTICE:

APPLICATION WINDOW FOR FOR FALL 2015/SPRING 2016

OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2015

The scholarship application process for 2015/2016: February 1, 2015 - June 1, 2015 and Septemeber 15, 2015 -  November 1, 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 with your scholarship application.

Please Note: All scholarships provided through the Educational Foundation can not be refunded. All Foundation scholarhsips will pay directly for tuition, books and fees. Please contact your financial aid office for further concerns.

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 -Open 2/1/15

Chesapeake Campus General Scholarship -Open 2/1/15

Chesapeake Martin Myrtle Accounting Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

Christopher M. Garrett Memorial Scholarship -Open 2/1/15

CIBA Foundation Annual Scholarship -Open 2/1/15

George Flaherty Trust Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

Hampton Roads Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship -Open 2/1/15

Horticulture Club Scholarship -Open 2/1/15

John Winkles Memorial Scholarship (Toyota T-10)-Open 2/1/15

Jonathan R. Payton Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

Josh Hastings Memorial Theatre Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

NAPA Auto Care Annual Expendable Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

Stockbridge Foundation Theatre Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

The Backyard Gardeners' Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

Tidewater Area Fleet Manager's Association (TAFMA) Scholarship-Open 2/1/15

 

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 at Chessapeake Campus
• 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 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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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
• Full Time Student (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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with 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)

Thank You Letter Required: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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

Application Materials:

• Rotary Club of Hampton Roads Scholarship Application

Thank You Letter Required: Submit with Application

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

Application packets will be forwarded to Edwin Jacob, Department Chair for review and selection.

Thank You Letter Required: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

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: Submit with Application

 
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