Scholarships Offered @ TNCC


Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation Scholarships
The Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who excelled academically and participated in extracurricular school activities or were active in civic organizations. The awards are based on merit, not demonstrated financial need. Any unused funds remaining at the end of the spring semester are returned to the TNCC Educational Foundation.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,200

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester

Requirements

  • Graduating senior of one of the local public or private high schools.
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5; and
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status.

In addition to standard Application Packet include

  • Letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten      pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence  has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work. Seven of these scholarships are privately funded and may have additional requirements and application items. These seven scholarships are listed on the subsequent seven pages.

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Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation Scholarships
The Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors who excelled academically and participated in extracurricular school activities or were active in civic organizations. Each public high school in the TNCC service area may nominate two students. The awards are based on merit, not demonstrated financial need. Any unused funds remaining at the end of the spring semester are returned to the TNCC Educational Foundation. Eleven scholarships are supported by the Foundations Scholarship endowment Fund.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,200

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester

Requirements

  • Graduating senior of one of the public high schools in the TNCC service area, which includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5; and
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status.

In addition to standard Application Packet include

  • Letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work. Seven of these scholarships are privately funded and may have additional requirements and application items. These seven scholarships are listed on the subsequent seven pages.

The Valley Proteins Fellow Program


The Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship
The Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has excelled academically and has helped others through civic work and/or extracurricular activities*.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,200; Two scholarships will be awarded in fall 2005.

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Virginia resident;
  • Graduate of one of the public high schools in the TNCC service area, which includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5; and
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status.

While not required, applicants will be given preference if they also include:

  • Letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work.

* Preference will be given to students who include a letter of recommendation from a teacher and a statement of nomination, preferably from a school guidance counselor.


Charles & Mary Hastings Memorial Scholarship
Charles and Mary Hastings were long-time residents of the Peninsula and founded the Hastings Instrument Company in 1944, in Hampton. Charles was a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Mary a graduate of the College of William and Mary. The Charles and Mary Hastings Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has excelled academically and has helped others through civic work and/or extracurricular activities.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,000 per scholarship. Up to four available.

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Resident of the city of Hampton, Virginia;
  • Student must be in financial need under the same criteria for federal grant programs;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5; and
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status.

In addition to standard Application Packet include

  • Letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work.

Presidential Scholar Scholarship
The Thomas Nelson Community College Board established the Presidential Scholar Scholarship in 1997 to assist high achieving TNCC students.

Amount
$1,500

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 3.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status;
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5; and
  • Completed at least 30 semester hours at TNCC.

College Board Scholar Scholarship
The Thomas Nelson Community College Board established the College Board Scholar Scholarship in 1997.

Amount
$1,500

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. For the scholarship to continue in the spring semester, the recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Requirements

  • Be registered as and maintain full-time student status at TNCC;
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5; and
  • Completed at least 30 semester hours at TNCC.

Irene Morgan Scholarship
In honor of civil rights pioneer Irene Morgan, this TNCC President’s Scholarship was established in 2000.

Amount
$1,500

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Enrolled as a full-time student;
  • Completed 15 semester hours at TNCC;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0;
  • Candidate for an AA, AS, or AAS degree; and
  • Taken an active leadership role in improving their community

In addition to standard Application Packet include

  • An essay on how a citizen such as Irene Morgan can change a community.

George A. Orphanidys, Sr. Scholarship
The George A. Orphanidys, Sr. Scholarship was established in 1996 by George and Edward Fiscella in memory of Mr. George A. Orphanidys, Sr.

Amount
$500

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall. Any remaining balance from the fall can be used in the spring if a GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

Requirements

  • Virginia resident
  • Completed at least 18 credits at TNCC; and
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.

James Allison Memorial Scholarship

James Allison was a history professor and one of the original faculty members at TNCC. During much of the 1970s, Mr. Allison served as the Division Chair for Business Sciences. In the late 1970s, Mr. Allison returned to teaching history until he retired in 1988. The James Allison Memorial Scholarship was established in his memory in 1996.

Amount

Not to exceed $100

Semester(s) Awarded

Fall

Requirements

  • Must have completed at least 15 semester hours at TNCC;
  • and Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Marge Funk Commonwealth Legacy Scholar Scholarship
The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program is designed to honor one scholar from each college. Funded by the Foundation for Community College Education, this scholarship is named each year for the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. When the program was first launched in 2006, the VFCCE awarded 40 scholarships (one scholar per campus) in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the VA Community College System.

Amount
$3000

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Requirements

  • first-time student
  • effective leadership
  • mentoring skills
  • potential to become an ambassador for community college education

TNCC Business Scholarship Fund
Established for TNCC students pursuing a degree in business at Thomas Nelson Community College.

Amount
$300

Semester(s) Awarded
Annually spring or fall.

Requirements:

  • Be pursuing a business degree at TNCC;
  • Have completed 9 credit hours at TNCC; and
  • Have a GPA of 2.5

Number of Awards
One


Dr. J. P. Hill Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2001 to honor Dr. John Hill, Professor Emeritus and former Executive Director of the TNCC Educational Foundation. Dr. Hill dedicated his life to public services including devoting over 30 years of service to TNCC. Priority consideration will be given to students enrolled in a degree program with the Business and Public Services Division.

Amount
Up to $400

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Completed at least 12 semester hours

Noland Company Scholarship
Established in 2003.

Amount
Not to exceed four (4) percent of the latest two-year, year-end average balance.

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall

Requirements

  • Be enrolled in TNCC’s Business Administration program of study;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 with preference given to those who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; and
  • Be receiving financial aid

American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Scholarship
The American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) Scholarship was established to reinforce ASMC’s commitment to promote the financial management career field within the communities it serves.

Amount
Up to $500

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall. If the scholarship recipient has funds remaining at the end of the first semester, these funds may be used in the following semester provided a 3.0 minimum GPA was maintained.

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a two-year curriculum transferable to a four-year institution;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5 if a graduating high school senior or acceptable test placement scores if a returning adult;
  • Demonstrated financial need but does not qualify for financial aid;
  • Have a financial aid form on file at TNCC; and
  • Plans to pursue a career in financial management.

George S. Ames Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1991, the George S. Ames Memorial Scholarship assists students pursuing an education in a technical field. George Ames served as a White House correspondent prior to World War II. Following the war, he settled in the Williamsburg area where he worked at Fort Eustis writing regulations and making training films. Mr. Ames was very concerned about education and the fact that many youth were dropping out of school. He was particularly concerned with the small amount of young people seeking an education in technical areas. Preference is given to graduates from one of the public high schools in Williamsburg or James City County.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,400

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Virginia resident;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5;
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status;
  • Resident of Williamsburg or James City County preferred; and
  • Register in technology field.

In addition to standard Application Packet include

  • Letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work.

Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation Scholarships
Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation established two scholarships – one in 1995 and the other in 1998 – to provide assistance to students pursuing a course of study leading to a two- or four-year degree in a technology field applicable to Siemens. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence and level of participation in extracurricular activities. Scholarship preference for one of the awards will be given to applicants who have previously participated in middle/high school programs such as CHROME and ATOMS. Scholarship preference for the other award will be given to applicants who are close family members of a current or retired employee of Siemens.

Amount
Up to $1,500

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Virginia resident;
  • First-year student during the year immediately following high school graduation;
  • Graduating senior of one of the public or private high schools in the
  • TNCC service area;
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA;
  • Full-time student; and
  • Enrolled in one of TNCC’s technology field applicable to the work of Siemens.

Dr. Theodore S. Savvas Memorial Scholarship (AHEPA)
The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) is by far the largest Greek-American origanization. Its scope is international – with chapters in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Greece. AHEPA was founded July 26, 1922, in Atlanta, Georgia, by visionary Americans pf Greek descent to protect Hellenes from the evils of bigotry and to help assimilate them into American society in the early 20th Century. Although a majority of the membership is composed of Americans of Hellenic descent, application for membership is open to everyone who believes in the mission of the organization. Themission of the AHEPA Family is to promote Hellenism, Education, Philanthrophy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence.

Amount
$1,000

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. For the scholarship to continue in the spring semester, the recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Requirements

  • Be registered as and maintain full-time student status at TNCC;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and
  • Enrolled in the AS Science or AS Engineering curriculum.

John F. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
A scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of John F. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus at TNCC. He joined the TNCC family in 1968 and retired in 1997 as the Division Chair of the Engineering Technologies Division.

Amount
Up to $100

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall

Requirements

  • Virginia resident;
  • Enrolled in one of TNCC’s Engineering or Computer Technology programs;
  • Completed at least 15 semester hours at TNCC; and
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Linda Moroz Scholarship
Linda Moroz is following the “pass it on” philosophy. As a student at TNCC, she received scholarships that helped her obtain an AS in Engineering in 1993. After graduating from ODU with a BS in Civil Engineering, she chose to “pass it on” by establishing this scholarship. Preference given to students enrolled in TNCC’s engineering curriculum.

Amount
$500

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall

Requirements

  • Female student;
  • Minimum of 25 years of age;
  • Enrolled in TNCC’s engineering, science, or technology program;
  • Completed at least 15 credits; and
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0

Gayle K. Blankenship Memorial Scholarship
Gayle K. Blankenship received her BS in Chemistry from Randolph-Macon Women’s College in 1960. She worked as a research analytical chemist in the Department of Geology at Virginia Tech, and subsequently at Union Carbide in Cleveland, Ohio. Gayle was active in secondary education through science enrichment programs. She was a community leader in recreation, specifically water safety and swimming pool management. Gayle was awarded the Red Cross 30-year pin for her service as a Water Safety Instructor. She was an adjunct faculty member at TNCC where she taught Chemistry from 1991 to 2003. Gayle’s passion for education and the success of young people is recognized with the Gayle K. Blankenship Memorial Scholarship. When possible, preference will be given to those students in a curriculum where Chemistry is a required course.

Amount
$1,000

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. For the scholarship to continue in the spring semester, the recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Requirements

  • Be enrolled in a two-year program of study at TNCC (AA, AS or AAS);
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5;
  • Demonstrate financial need by receiving financial aid; and
  • When possible, preference will be given to those students in a curriculum where Chemistry is a required course.

The Greater Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (GHRC-NDIA) Scholarship NDIA is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA is proud to provide a legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. Our members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training, and support for our warfighters and first responders through our divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events. The association’s membership base consists of over 1,375 corporate members and more than 47,000 individuals from the entire spectrum of the defense and national industrial base.

Amount $2,500 per award

Semester(s) Awarded Annually fall or spring

Requirements

  • Be enrolled at TNCC in a program of study relating to national defense, including science, engineering, or technology, as deemed appropriate by the Foundation Scholarship Committee; and
  • Demonstrate good character and academic standing with TNCC with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Number of Awards One

Loraine & Louis Drucker Scholarship
Mrs. Loraine Drucker was active in Newport News civic and cultural activities during her lifetime, including serving the Rodef Sholom Temple, the local Community Concert Association, the women’s guild of the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, and National Women’s Committeen of Brandeis University National, among other groups. Mrs. Drucker had a lifelong interest in music and studied piano at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. After settling in Newport News with her husband, she continued to take private voice and piano lessons. Mr. Drucker was a founding partner of Drucker and Falk Realtors. He was active in the community, playing a major role in merging the Newport News and Hampton Community Chests into one charitable organization which later became the United Way. He served as United Way campaign chairman in 1958 and was a longtime member of Rodef Sholom Temple. This scholarship honors the memories of Mr. and Mrs. Drucker.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,500

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Virginia resident;
  • Graduating senior of one of the public high schools in the TNCC service area, which includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5;
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status; and
  • Student must be in financial need under the same criteria for federal grant programs.

In addition to standard Application Packet include

  • Letter of application stating career goals and civic work/ extracurricular activities.
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work.

Wachovia Bank, N.A. Scholarship
The Wachovia Bank, N.A. Scholarship, attests to Wachovia’s commitment of promoting development within the communities it serves. This two-year scholarship is intended to help pay tuition for a student in need of financial assistance. Preference will be given to applicants who are first generation college students. If the Wachovia Bank, N.A. Scholarship award winner receives an associate’s degree from Thomas Nelson Community College while maintaining a 2.5 grade point average of better, that individual may be eligible for a scholarship at selected minority four-year colleges.

Amount
Up to $500

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall for the fall and spring semesters of the current and subsequent academic year. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA or better for the scholarship to continue in the spring and in each semester of the second year.

Requirements

  • Full-time student;
  • Enrolled in a two-year curriculum;
  • Virginia resident;
  • New student that has graduated from high school or received a General Education Diploma (GED) within the last two years;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5; and
  • Recipients of a GED must submit two letters of recommendation with application packet.

SunTrust Bank Scholarship
SunTrust Bank established the SunTrust Bank Scholarship in 2005 to award the scholarly pursuits of a deserving TNCC student.

Amount
$1,000

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Requirements

  • Enrolled in a two-year program of study at TNCC (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2,5; and
  • Demonstrate financial need by receiving financial aid.

Wythe Women’s Club Millie Brown Scholarship
The Wythe Women’s Club Millie Brown Scholarship was established in 2002 to honor Millie Brown. Ms. Brown devoted her life to public service. The scholarship is available for both new and returning students and will be awarded to either a part- or full-time student enrolled at TNCC.

Amount
Up to $1,000

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Enrolled in a degree program or be a candidate for an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree; and
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Mary Immaculate Hospital Scholarship
The Mary Immaculate Hospital Scholarship was established in 1994 for TNCC nursing students.

Amount
$1,100 or two $550 scholarships awarded if the recipients have completed their General Education Diploma (GED) requirements

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Enrolled as full-time students at TNCC or have completed all nursing general education requirements;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5;
  • Accepted into the TNCC Nursing Program; and
  • Award recipients must agree to accept employment at Mary Immaculate Hospital (if offered) at the rate of one calendar year of employment for each academic year of financial assistance ($1,200).

In addition to standard Application Packet include

  • Three written recommendations from the TNCC faculty, one of which must be from the head of the nursing department; and
  • A copy of the applicant’s most recent school transcript.

Riverside Regional Medical Center Scholarship – Fund
The Riverside RMC Scholarship – Fund provides a special opportunity for financial assistance to TNCC nursing students.

Amount
$1,200

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Be accepted into the nursing curriculum at TNCC;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or better; and
  • Award recipients must agree to accept employment at Riverside Regional Medical Center (if offered) at the rate of one calendar year of employment for each academic year of financial assistance.

Ranae Kszepka Memorial Scholarship
The Ranae Kszepka Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 to assist a Thomas Nelson Community College nursing student.

Amount
Up to $100

Semester(s) AwardedSemester(s) Awarded
Fall

Requirements

  • Must be accepted into the nursing curriculum;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25;
  • Equivalent GPA from previous institution attended, if a transfer student; and
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

In addition to standard Application Packet include:

  • Two letters of recommendation – one from the TNCC nursing department head and one from another TNCC faculty member.

Billy Joe Burks Nursing Scholarship
Mr. Billy Joe Burks established this Scholarship in 2007 to assist students pursuing a career in the nursing profession.

Amount
Up to $2,000

Semester(s) Awarded
Two (2) Scholarships will be awarded annually for as long as funds exist.

Requirements
Applicants for the Billy Joe Burks Nursing Scholarship must:

  • Be a nursing student enrolled at the Hampton campus;
  • Must demonstrate financial need, but not qualify for significant other financial aid as determined by the Director of Scholarships; and
  • Scholarship may be renewed for second year so long as the student remains enrolled in the nursing program.

Jonathan Romero Nursing Scholarship Fund
Mr. Jonathan Romero established this scholarship in 2011. Mr. Romero is scheduled to graduate in May 2011 from the nursing program. Mr. Romero is active in community service and is grateful for the assistance he has received while attending TNCC. Preference will be give to African-American male nursing student(s).

Amount
$500 per award

Semester(s) Awarded
One (1) Scholarship will be awarded annually.

Requirements

  • Be accepted and enrolled full-time in the TNCC Associate Degree Nursing Program;
  • Demonstrate need to benefit from financial assistance as determined by the TNCC Financial Aid Office;
  • Demonstrate and maintain satisfactory academic progress; and
  • Preference given to qualified African-American male nursing student(s).

Tess Matteson Scholarship Fund
Ms. Tess Matteson established this scholarship in 2010 to benefit TNCC nursing students.

Amount
$1,000 per award

Semester(s) Awarded
One (1) or more scholarships will be awarded annually spring or fall.

Requirements

  • Be enrolled full-time in the TNCC Nursing Program;
  • Demonstrate financial need; and
  • Be in good academic standing at the college.

Marge Funk Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2001 in memory of Marge Funk. She was one of TNCC’s strongest advocates in both the local community and at the state level. Her service on the State Board for Community Colleges and on the local TNCC Board, indicated her strong support for the Virginia Community College system. Deeply involved with the TNCC community, she represented York County on the TNCC College Board and served as chair of the board. Her support for the college was also evident through her participation in many on-campus activities. Priority consideration will be given to students enrolled in a degree program within the Communications and Humanities Division.

Amount
Up to $1,500

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Be registered as and maintain full-time student status at TNCC;
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at TNCC;
  • Be a candidate for an AA, AS, or AAS degree; and
  • Be a resident of James City or York Counties or the Cities of Poquoson or Williamsburg.

Sons of the American Revolution Scholarship
The Thomas Nelson Jr. Chapter of the Sons of the American revolution established the Sons of the American Revolution Scholarship to assist high achieving students at TNCC. Priority consideration will be given to a student who is majoring in history and has an appreciation of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, an independent Supreme Court, and a nation of free people.

Amount
Up to $750

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall

Requirements

  • enrolled full-time or part-time; and
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Mark Daniel Wyatt Memorial Scholarship
The Mark Daniel Wyatt Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Mr. Wyatt, who attended Tabb High School, class of ’86, and is established by his parents, John A. and Alma A. Wyatt.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,000

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester

Requirements

  • Be a graduate of Tabb High School;
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) while enrolled, or for incoming freshman, must have graduated from high school  with at least a 2.5 GPA;
  • Be enrolled in a program leading to an associate in  applied science degree in a technology field or an approved industry      credential leading to immediate employment;
  • Be enrolled as either a full-time or part-time; credit  or non-credit student at Thomas Nelson Community College; and
  • Demonstrate financial need.

 

The Lois Furick Legacy of Safehaven Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 in honor of Safehaven president Ms. Lois Furick.

Amount
Up to $1,000

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters.

Requirements

  • Be enrolled at TNCC on a full or part-time basis; and
  • Be a resident of the College’s service area; and
  • Demonstrate current or prior foster care status; or
  • Demonstrate a history of service to at risk children in the community, (a letter from a pastor, principal or community leader is recommended); or
  • Be pursuing a course of study that provides opportunity for serving at risk children in the community; and
  • Be in good academic standing at TNCC or transferring institution.

Chris L. Bowman Scholarship
Mr. Chris L. Bowman, a former TNCC Employee, established this Scholarship in 2007 to assist and dedicate financial help to a TNCC Plant Service Employee who is pursuing an academic degree program or a certification.

Amount
$200

Semester Awarded
One (1) Scholarship will be awarded annually either fall or spring.

Requirements
Applicants for the Chris L. Bowman Scholarship must:

  • Be A TNCC Plant Services Employee;
  • Must be working towards a TNCC degree program or certification;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0.

J. Frank Benson Memorial Scholarship
A resident of Hampton, Dr. James M. Benson served Teledyne-Hastings-Raydist in various ways over the years, including working as Vice President, Director of Research, and acting as a Consultant after his retirement. He was issued more than 15 U.S. and foreign patents and published many articles. Dr. Benson earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from East Tennessee State College and his master’s and Ph.D. in physics and mathematics from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Benson was active in the community, serving in the Peninsula Executives Club, the Peninsula Fine Arts Association, and Hampton Kiwanis Club. The J. Frank Benson Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Benson’s son, J. Frank Benson, and is awarded to a student who pursues academic excellence and community involvement.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,200

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Virginia resident;
  • Graduating senior of one of the public high schools in the TNCC service area, which includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5; and
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status. In addition to standard Application Packet include
  • Letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work.

The Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship
The Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who has excelled academically and has helped others through civic work and/or extracurricular activities*.

Amount
Not to exceed $1,200; Two scholarships will be awarded in fall 2005.

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Virginia resident;
  • Graduate of one of the public high schools in the TNCC service area, which includes the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of James City and York;
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5; and
  • Enrolled and maintain full-time student status.

While not required, applicants will be given preference if they also include:

  • Letter of recommendation written by a teacher; and
  • Statement of nomination, usually written by the student’s guidance counselor, not to exceed two single-spaced typewritten pages which include:
    • A description of the ways in which academic excellence has been demonstrated, and
    • A description of extracurricular activities and/or civic work.

* Preference will be given to students who include a letter of recommendation from a teacher and a statement of nomination, preferably from a school guidance counselor.


Rotary Club of the Virginia Peninsula Scholarship
The Rotary Club of the Virginia Peninsula Scholarship was established in 1997 to honor a student who has been recognized for performing community service on the Peninsula.

Amount
$200

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall

Requirements

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better;
  • Received recognition for a community service deed on the Peninsula; and
  • Documentation of community service recognition must accompany the application.

Elizabeth Southall James Thompson Memorial Scholarship
The Elizabeth Southall James Thompson Memorial Scholarship was established in 2001 to recognize and reward students who are long-time Hampton Roads residents financing their own college education. Mrs. Thompson was a native of Hampton who dedicated her life to her family, business, and community. She worked for 27 years with one of the leading realty companies of the region and became one of its principle owners. Starting her own construction company in 1980, The Kicotan Company, she completed more than 200 homes and was recognized for her outstanding work by her peers and the industry.

Amount
Up to $800

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester.

Requirements

  • Have a financial aid form on file with TNCC’s Financial Aid office;
  • Ineligible for state or federal need based grants;
  • Enrolled in a degree program AA, AS or AAS degree;
  • Previously have graduated from one of the high schools in the TNCC service area
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.5 if a new student; and
  • Minimum of 12 semester hours at TNCC with a minimum
  • cumulative GPA of 2.5 if a return student.

Angel & Rosa Espada Scholarship
Established in 1993, the Angel & Rosa Espada Scholarship is appropriate for both new and returning students. Priority consideration will be given first to students of Hispanic origin and then to single parents of any ethnic origin.

Amount

  • $500 for a full-time student
  • $250 for a part-time student

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall

Requirements

  • Virginia resident;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 while at TNCC, if a returning student;
  • Have demonstrated financial need;
  • Enrolled in one of TNCC’s two-year degree programs (AA, AS, or AAS); and
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.

Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors Scholarship
The Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors established the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors Scholarship in 2005 to provide educational opportunities to those who students interested in the Real Estate Industry.

Amount
$125

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall

Requirements

  • Be enrolled in the Real Estate Career Studies program at TNCC;
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and
  • Demonstarted financial need by receiving financial aid.

L. Nelson Farley Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1997 to assist certain students who are nearing graduation. Preference given to students who previously participated in a state’s vocational rehabilitation program.

Amount
Varies depending on the availability of funds and the number of remaining classes a student requires to graduate.

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall and Spring (separate application required for each semester)

Requirements

  • Preference given to previous participants of any vocational rehabilitation program;
  • Preference given to Virginia residents;
  • Student must be a part- or full-time student within two semesters of graduating;
  • Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.0; and
  • Student cannot be receiving financial aid.

Hampton Roads Automobile Dealer’s Association (HRADA) Scholarship
The Hampton Roads Automobile Dealer’s Association (HRADA) Scholarship, established in 1995, is intended to pay tuition, fees, and books for selected students in TNCC’s Comprehensive Automotive Technology associate degree program. This scholarship is appropriate for both new and returning students.

Amount
$2,200

Semester(s) Awarded
Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for all subsequent semesters.

Requirements

  • High school graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or better;
  • Virginia resident;
  • Possess a demonstrable automotive technology ability;
  • Have and maintain a good driving record when entering and while participating in the program;
  • Students who remain in good standing must work for a participating HRADA member starting the second year while attending classes on a part-time basis; and
  • Award recipients must agree to accept employment at a participating HRADA dealer (if offered) at the rate of one calendar year of employment for each academic year of financial assistance. In addition to standard Application Packet include
  • A copy of DMV driving record; and
  • A statement of nomination from a person involved in the automotive technology field who can attest to your knowledge, skills, and potential in this area.

Rodgers & Elizabeth Smith Scholarship Fund
Established in 2008, the Rodgers & Elizabeth Smith Scholarship Fund is designed to assist students who have resided in York County and graduated from a York County Public High School. Ms. Smith a native and lifelong resident of York County served on the Local College Board for Thomas Nelson Community College for eight years.

Amount
Varies up to $1,500 (per award)

Semester(s) Awarded
Fall and Spring

Requirements

  • Have resided in York County;
  • Have graduated from a York County Public High School;
  • Present high school transcripts (official or unofficial) as proof.

In addition to standard Application Packet the following items are preferred but not required:

  • Students who have a minimum 2.0 GPA;
  • Students who are pursuing an academic degree program A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.

Number of Awards
Multiple


The John Blair Haldeman Memorial Scholarship Fund
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Haldeman, Jr. established this Scholarship in 2007.

Amount
Up to $2,000 per award, up to $6,000 total based on availability of funds. At least one award will be for a student in the Automotive Technology Program;

Semester(s) Awarded
At least three (3) Scholarships will be awarded each semester

Requirements
Applicants for the John Blair Haldeman Memorial Scholarship must:

  • Be enrolled either full or part-time in any curriculum program offered by TNCC
  • Must demonstrate serious commitment to continuing and completing higher education goals
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Director of Scholarships; and
  • Scholarship may be renewed for second year so long as the student remains enrolled in the program.

Number of Awards
At least three


The Historic Triangle Rotary Foundation Annual Scholarship Fund
The Historic Triangle Rotary Club was officially chartered on July 4, 2007. The Historic Triangle Rotary Club established this scholarship in 2010.

Amount
$1,000 per award

Semester(s) Awarded
One (1) Scholarship will be awarded annually spring or fall.

Requirements

  • Be enrolled at TNCC in a program of study leading to an Associate Degree and have completed at least 30 credit hours toward completion of that degree;
  • Demonstrate good character and academic standing at TNCC;
  • Demonstrate commitment to and participation in community service;
  • Be enrolled in coursework primarily offered on the TNCC Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg, VA; and
  • Demonstrate history of leadership in the community, high school, business, or TNCC.

A scholarship committee, convened by the Historic Triangle Rotary Foundation and/or TNCC, will review applications and name the recipients.


The William and Janice Grace Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established with proceeds raised from the William and Janice Grace Scholarship Benefit Gala held on April 23, 2010. Mr. Grace served on the TNCC Educational Foundation Board of Directors in the 90’s and Mrs. Grace is an alumna of the College. Mr. Grace is a distinguished citizen of Hampton Roads who has contributed substantially to efforts that helped to shape and move the entire region forward. In addition to his outstanding record of public service, Mr. Grace has earned a solid reputation as a businessman, civic leader and an ardent support of the arts.

Amount

Varies depending on the availability of funds annually.

Semester(s) Awarded

Annually spring or fall.

Requirements:

  • Be enrolled full or part-time at TNCC in a program of study leading to an Associate Degree;
  • Be enrolled in a program of study and/or coursework with an emphasis on business or a related field and the arts;
  • Demonstrate character, creativity, vision and a commitment to public service;
  • Be in good academic standing; and
  • Demonstrate ability to benefit from financial assistance to further education.

Number of Awards
One

Student Nursing Association Scholarship

Established in 2012 to benefit current TNCC nursing students.

Number of Awards:

2

Amount:

$500

Semester(s) Awarded

Fall

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled as a second year student or a recent graduate of the TNCC Nursing program (1 scholarship to be awarded to a continuing second year student in the program and 1 scholarship to be awarded to a 2012 Nursing program graduate who continues to be enrolled at TNCC in 2012-13 pursuing coursework for transfer to complete BSN degree);
  • Must be a current, dues paying member of the TNCC Student Nursing Association;
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and be in good academic standing at TNCC;
  • Must have documented participation in at least two (2) Student Nursing Association functions during the current academic year;
  • and Must submit a 250 word essay on the topic “Why it’s important to volunteer in your community?”

Riverside Regional Medical Center Scholarship – Fund The Riverside RMC Scholarship – Fund provides a special opportunity for financial assistance to TNCC nursing students. Amount $1,200 Semester(s) Awarded Awarded in fall and divided equally between the fall and spring semesters. A GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in order to receive the award for the spring semester. Requirements

  • Be accepted into the nursing curriculum at TNCC;
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or better; and
  • Award recipients must agree to accept employment at Riverside Regional Medical Center (if offered) at the rate of one calendar year of employment for each academic year of financial assistance.

Ranae Kszepka Memorial Scholarship The Ranae Kszepka Memorial Scholarship was established in 1992 to assist a Thomas Nelson Community College nursing student. Amount Up to $100 Semester(s) AwardedSemester(s) Awarded Fall Requirements

  • Must be accepted into the nursing curriculum;
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25;
  • Equivalent GPA from previous institution attended, if a transfer student; and
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

In addition to standard Application Packet include:

  • Two letters of recommendation – one from the TNCC nursing department head and one from another TNCC faculty member.

Billy Joe Burks Nursing Scholarship Mr. Billy Joe Burks established this Scholarship in 2007 to assist students pursuing a career in the nursing profession. Amount Up to $2,000 Semester(s) Awarded Two (2) Scholarships will be awarded annually for as long as funds exist. Requirements Applicants for the Billy Joe Burks Nursing Scholarship must:

  • Be a nursing student enrolled at the Hampton campus;
  • Must demonstrate financial need, but not qualify for significant other financial aid as determined by the Director of Scholarships; and
  • Scholarship may be renewed for second year so long as the student remains enrolled in the nursing program.

Jonathan Romero Nursing Scholarship Fund Mr. Jonathan Romero established this scholarship in 2011. Mr. Romero is scheduled to graduate in May 2011 from the nursing program. Mr. Romero is active in community service and is grateful for the assistance he has received while attending TNCC. Preference will be give to African-American male nursing student(s). Amount $500 per award Semester(s) Awarded One (1) Scholarship will be awarded annually. Requirements

  • Be accepted and enrolled full-time in the TNCC Associate Degree Nursing Program;
  • Demonstrate need to benefit from financial assistance as determined by the TNCC Financial Aid Office;
  • Demonstrate and maintain satisfactory academic progress; and
  • Preference given to qualified African-American male nursing student(s).

Tess Matteson Scholarship Fund Ms. Tess Matteson established this scholarship in 2010 to benefit TNCC nursing students. Amount $1,000 per award Semester(s) Awarded One (1) or more scholarships will be awarded annually spring or fall. Requirements

  • Be enrolled full-time in the TNCC Nursing Program;
  • Demonstrate financial need; and
  • Be in good academic standing at the college.