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Other Scholarships

These scholarship opportunities are available through organizations outside of TCC, or are scholarship made accessible through programs at the College other than the Educational Foudation.  Many of these scholarships have their own unique application process and deadlines, so be sure to read each one carefully.  Please note that a TCC scholarship application IS NOT necessary to apply for these awards.


Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship

The deadline for 2014-2015 has now passed.  Please check back for 2015-2016

The Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 2004 as a result of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Brown decision. A  legislative committee, composed of members of the Virginia House of Delegates, the Senate of Virginia, and nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the governor, is responsible for selecting eligible domiciled residents of Virginia for awards each year to attend approved educational programs in the Commonwealth.

Eligible Virginians are persons who were unable to attend public school between 1954 and 1964 due to the closing of public schools in certain localities to avoid desegregation (Massive Resistance).

The application deadline for new and renewal applications is March 1 each year. The deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is March 1, 2014. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2014. Deadlines are not waived.

Applications can be printed from the website, obtained at application distribution sites, or upon request by contacting:

Brenda H. Edwards

Division of Legislative Services

General Assembly Building, 2nd Floor

201 N. Ninth St., Richmond, VA 23219

(804) 786-3591, ext. 232

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year educational institutions, provides more than $87 million in scholarships, a benefit unmatched by other honor societies.

Phi Theta Kappa administers scholarships using a common application. Applicants may apply for one scholarship on the common application or multiple scholarships at the same time. Applications for the spring common application are being accepted now through April 30, 2014.

Phi Theta Kappa provides a broad range of scholarships based on both need and merit.  To learn more about Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships, includig a complete list of available awards, visit

Glenn Fox Memorial Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship

The VMATYC Glenn Fox memorial Mathematics and Computer Science Scholarship Committee is seeking qualified applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarship award is for $500 per semester.

Applicants must intend to major in mathematics, computer science, or mathematics education and demonstrate potential for success in any of these areas. Preference will be given to those candidates who intend to teach mathematics or computer science.

Specific details concerning the application requirements and process, and a link to the application form, can be found on the VMATYC website at Applicants must complete the application and provide official transcripts of college work and three letters of reference. Applications are due no later than June 5, 2015.

Applications are to be mailed to:

Mike Kirby
Virginia Beach Campus
Tidewater Community College
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

VCCS mathematics and computer science faculty members are urged to announce and promote this worthwhile opportunity for students!

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Annually awards 400 scholarships of $1,000 and $2,000 to students attending two-year higher education institutions granting terminal degrees.  Students interested in this scholarship must be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their institutions.

• Be a current student at an accredited US community college or two-year institution with sophomore status or recent graduate.
• Plan to enroll full-time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university.
• Have cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.50 or better.
• Be nominated by his/her two-year institution.
• Not previously have been nominated for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Program Scholarship.

Contact Kellie Sorey at (757) 822-1065 for application information.


Military and Veterans
A number of scholarships and other aid are available to members of the military and veterans. 

Visit: for more information about scholarships, interships, and other programs and benefits available to military and veteran students and their families.


Last updated: March 21, 2014