July 2 is the Deadline for Two Va. Foundation for Community College Education Scholarships

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The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education is accepting applications for the John T. Casteen III Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and the Kathy Camper Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship through July 2. The two awards are available to students currently enrolled in one of Virginia’s 23 community colleges. Applications and details are available at:

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TNCC Workforce Development Offers Health Information Technology Scholarships to Healthcare and IT Professionals

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development has scholarships available for healthcare and/or IT professionals to cover tuition and books for two primary courses of its new Health Information Technology Program.

The courses, Electronic Health Records Management (EHR) I and II, must be taken during spring and summer 2012. An information session will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, March 12 at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center located at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

Scholarship recipients will learn how to process electronic health records and manage patient files, charts, records, appointments as well as handle inpatient and outpatient EHR systems. Classes are held from 6-10 p.m., and the first session will be held in March. Other sessions will be scheduled as needed.

Applicants must have medical office experience, IT training or have successfully completed a Medical Office Assistant Program, or similar program from an accredited school or college. To apply for the scholarship and/ or register for the information session call 757-825-2937.

TNCC Student Named Among Community College Legacy Scholars Statewide

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student Christopher Duke was among students statewide chosen as 2011 Commonwealth Legacy Scholars. Representing Virginia’s 23 community colleges, Commonwealth Legacy Scholars received scholarships of up to $3,500 for the 2011-2012 school year. The students were honored during a Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) luncheon in Charlottesville in mid-November.

“These outstanding students are Virginia’s future leaders. They represent the potential in all of our youth, and the difference that we each can make in the world,” said Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS).

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Virginia Space Grant Consortium Announces Scholarship Opportunity for Students Attending Virginia’s Community Colleges

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Kathryn Anderson, Financial Aid Director for Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC), has announced that the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is accepting applications for its 2012-2013 Community College STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Scholarship Program. Applications are due March 16, 2012.

Aiming to increase the number of talented community college students pursuing STEM related careers, the VSGC is especially seeking applications from underrepresented minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.

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TNCC Hosts Scholarship Benefit Dinner Honoring Outstanding Citizens for Public Service

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) and its Educational Foundation will host a benefit dinner on Thursday, September 22 honoring Peninsula residents Mr. and Mrs. John F. Biagas for their outstanding record of public service. A fundraising event set for 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, the dinner will support the establishment of an endowed scholarship for TNCC students. The scholarship will be named for Mr. and Mrs. Biagas.

The event will feature Cathy Lewis, Executive Editor for WHRO, as mistress of ceremonies and Virginia’s newly appointed Secretary of Education Laura W. Fornash as guest speaker. In addition, the evening’s entertainment will be provided by locally acclaimed performing artists RaJazz. Tickets are $100 and can be obtained by calling 825-2719.

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TNCC Student Named Among Community College Legacy Scholars Statewide

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student Christopher Duke was among students statewide chosen as 2011 Commonwealth Legacy Scholars. Representing Virginia’s 23 community colleges, the students will receive scholarships of up to $3,500 for the 2011-2012 school year. The Legacy Scholars will be honored in November during a Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) luncheon in Charlottesville.

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program was established in 2006 through the generosity of VFCCE donors to recognize students who demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to developing their leadership skills during high school, according to Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS). Each scholarship bears the name of individual philanthropy leaders who support VCCS schools.

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