Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
Applications accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year starting January 1, 2017 through May 5, 2017.
General Scholarship Information
- The primary period during which the Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) makes the majority of its scholarship awards is from April 1st through July 31st for the upcoming school year with classes starting in late August. The application period for the upcoming academic year opens on January 1st. Most scholarship awards are an annual commitment for both the fall and spring semesters. However, the Foundation generally has some limited scholarship funding for the spring and summer semesters, so it is worth visiting this website in April and October to see if that is the case.
- Foundation scholarships can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, and other related educational expenses. Foundation scholarships are used first toward tuition and fees. Federal and state monies are used to pay remaining expenses.
- A minimum 2.0 GPA is required to receive and maintain a scholarship award, unless otherwise specified in the scholarship criteria description. A student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to be eligible for scholarship assistance. If you are in default on any student loans, you will not be eligible for any scholarships. The Foundation reserves the right to adjust scholarship award amounts, as well as to revise the number of scholarships offered, without notice.
How to Apply
- Prior to submitting a Foundation Scholarship Application, students must:
1. Apply for admission to Thomas Nelson Community College
2. Enroll in a curriculum at Thomas Nelson Community College
3. Be registered for classes for the current term or for an upcoming term at the College.
4. Federal Student Aid. Students do not need to apply for financial aid in order to receive some scholarships. Students need to apply for financial aid if the scholarship lists a financial need requirement. Use the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website at www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply, and call the Financial Aid Office at 1-855-877-3945 with any questions.
- Complete an online Foundation Scholarship Application located at https://tncc.academicworks.com. Use your MyTNCC username and password to log in.
- Write your scholarship application essay. The essay is a critical part of the process because often, scholarship committees value the content in student essays more than GPAs. Explain your educational and career goals. Tell how receiving scholarship assistance would help you reach your educational goals. Make sure your essay is grammatically correct. Check to make sure you respond to all specific questions if required.
- High school applicants, for letters of recommendation, select a current teacher and guidance counselor who know you and your accomplishments well. Make sure you give those you’ve asked for recommendation letters sufficient time to complete them. Obtain an email address from your references so that they may respond to your request.
Scholarship Applications are reviewed on the basis of:
- FAFSA data
- specific scholarship criteria
- academic achievement
- financial need
- extracurricular activities
- community involvement/public service
- Complete the online Scholarship Application by the required deadline.
- Priority deadline for the FAFSA is May 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring and summer terms.
In order to be eligible for continued scholarship assistance, students must complete courses during the semester for which the scholarship is awarded and maintain GPA requirements. Students who withdraw from classes will not be eligible for a renewable scholarship to continue in subsequent semesters (i.e., a scholarship that is awarded in the fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters). Exceptions may be granted to the withdrawal policy. These exceptions will be based on individual circumstances. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the Educational Foundation in writing prior to the beginning of the next scholarship award period. Submission of a request for exception does not guarantee that an exception will be made.
For additional information, the Foundation staff can be reached by email at email@example.com, by phone at (757) 825-2719, or in Suite 716, Hampton III Building, Thomas Nelson Community College, 525 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666.
Thomas Nelson Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities, or other non-merit factors in its programs or activities. Inquiries related to the College's non-discrimination policies should be directed to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs in Harrison Hall at (757) 825-3519.