Scholarships | Thomas Nelson Community College

Scholarships

Get help paying for your education. Scholarships may be used for tuition and fees, books and supplies or other related expenses.

When to Apply

2018-2019 academic year application period is now open.

The application period for the upcoming academic year opens on March 1 and the majority of scholarships are awarded from April 1 through July 31. Most scholarships 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.

Eligibility

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.

Foundation scholarships are used first toward tuition and fees. Federal and state monies are used to pay remaining expenses.

For additional information, contact the Foundation at foundation@tncc.edu or by phone at (757) 825-2719, or visit us at the Hampton campus, Hampton III Building, Suite 716.

How to Apply

  1. Apply for admission to Thomas Nelson Community College.
  2. Apply for Federal Financial Aid if the scholarship lists a financial need requirement.
  3. Submit the online scholarship application using your MyTNCC username and password to sign in.

Withdrawal Policy

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.

Title GPA Amount Semester
Angel & Rosa Espada Scholarship 2.0 1,000 Spring and Fall
Charles & Mary Hastings Memorial Scholarship 2.5 1,000 Spring and Fall
College Board Scholar Scholarship 3.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. Commonwealth Legacy Scholar Scholarship Any 3,600 Spring and Fall
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. Scholarship 2.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
Dr. J. P. Hill Scholarship 2.5 400 Spring and Fall
Elizabeth Southall James Thompson Memorial Scholarship 3.0 800 Spring and Fall
Gayle K. Blankenship Memorial Scholarship 2.5 2,500 Spring and Fall
George A. Orphanidys, Sr. Scholarship 3.0 500 Fall
George S. Ames Memorial Scholarship 2.5 1,400 Spring and Fall
Hampton Roads Automobile Dealer’s Association (HRADA) Scholarship 2.5 2,200 Spring and Fall
Howmet Corporation Scholarship 2.0 1,000 Spring and Fall
Irene Morgan Scholarship 3.0 1,500 Spring and Fall
J. Frank Benson Memorial Scholarship 2.5 1,200 Spring and Fall
Jacqueline Lefebvre Memorial Scholarship 3.0 1,000 Spring and Fall
James & Virginia Taylor Nursing & Dental Hygiene Scholarship 2.5 2,000 Spring and Fall
James Allison Memorial Scholarship 3.0 100 Fall
JBH Memorial Scholarship Any 2,000
John F. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship 3.0 100 Fall
John R. Lawson Scholarship 2.5 1,200 Spring and Fall
Jonathan Romero Nursing Scholarship Fund Any 500 Spring and Fall
L. Nelson Farley Scholarship 2.0 Varies Spring and Fall
Linda Moroz Scholarship 3.0 500 Fall
Loraine & Louis Drucker Scholarship 2.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
Marge Funk Memorial Scholarship 2.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
Mark Daniel Wyatt Memorial Scholarship 2.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
Mary Immaculate Hospital Scholarship 2.5 1,100 Spring and Fall
Nightingales of Williamsburg Scholarship 3.0 300 Spring or Fall
Noland Company Scholarship 2.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
Patrick Eugene Brown and Eugene C. Steinbrenner Memorial Scholarship 3.0 1,500 Spring and Fall
Presidential Scholar Scholarship 3.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
Ranae Kszepka Memorial Scholarship 2.25 500 Spring and Fall
Ray Muzia Scholarship 500 Spring and Fall
Riverside Regional Medical Center Scholarship – Fund 2.5 1,200 Spring and Fall
Robert and Gail Astor Scholarship Fund 3.0 5,000 Spring and Fall
Robert B. Smith Scholarship 2.5 2,500 Spring or Fall
Rodgers & Elizabeth Smith Scholarship Fund 2.0 1,500 Spring or Fall
Rotary Club of the Virginia Peninsula Scholarship 2.5 2,000 Spring and Fall
Sentara Healthcare Scholarship 2.0 1,200 Spring and Fall
Sons of the American Revolution Scholarship 3.0 1,000 Spring and Fall
Student Nursing Association Scholarship 3.2 500 Fall
SunTrust Bank Scholarship 2.5 1,000 Spring and Fall
Tess Matteson Scholarship Fund Any 1,000 Spring or Fall
The Dr. Angela J. Giles & Marie A. Giles Scholarship 3.0 Spring and Fall
The Greater Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (GHRC-NDIA) Scholarship 3.0 2,500 Spring and Fall
The Historic Triangle Rotary Foundation Annual Scholarship Fund 1,000 Spring or Fall
The James Funk Scholarship Endowment Fund 2.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
The Lois Furick Legacy of Safehaven Scholarship Fund Any 1,000 Spring and Fall
The Louise H. Young Memorial Scholarship 2.5 1,200 Spring and Fall
The William and Janice Grace Endowed Scholarship Fund Any 1,500 Spring and Fall
The William E. Wood and Associates Foundation Scholarship 3.0 2,500 Spring and Fall
The Wyneta and Allan Messick/Bayliss/McKenzie Electricians Endowed Scholarship 2,500 Spring and Fall
Thomas and Debra Belcher Memorial Scholarship 2.5 1,000 Spring and Fall
Thomas Nelson 50th Anniversary Scholarship 2,000 Spring and Fall
Thomas Nelson Business Scholarship for Single Women 2.0 300 Fall
Thomas Nelson Business Scholarship Fund 2.5 300 Fall
Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation, Inc. Scholarship 2.5 1,200 Spring and Fall
Virginia AeroSpace Business Association Scholarship 3.0 1,000 Spring or Fall
Walter B. Mitchell Scholarship 3.0 1,000 Spring and Fall
Wythe Women’s Club Millie Brown Scholarship 3.0 1,000 Fall
York County Volunteer Association (YCVA) Endowed Scholarship for Workforce Students 1,000 Spring and Fall

Workforce Development Scholarship Opportunities

Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development is dedicated to creating customized programs that successfully develop and enhance the Virginia Peninsula’s workforce; through tailored training for the individual and organizations, small and large.

To apply for a Workforce Development scholarship please review the options below. Please attach additional requested documents to the email once SUBMIT is selected.

For further information regarding the scholarship process, please contact the Educational Foundation, Inc. at 757-825-2719 or foundation@tncc.edu.

Newport News Shipbuilding is Hiring Deck Electrician trainees

Newport News Shipbuilding is partering with Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, VA, for this career-building program! As a Deck Electrician you will be responsible for the installation, repair, overhaul, and operational testing of the electrical systems aboard our ships.

To be considered for an interview, you must apply in advance at: buildyourcareer.com

Go to Trades/Crafts
Search Jobs & Apply
Search for “Deck Electrician Trainee” by location “Newport News”

We offer competitive pay, health care, paid holidays, paid time off, pension, savings plan options, employee discounts & more!
Starting pay more than $18 per hour!

Must be:

  • At least 18 and a U.S. citizen
  • Able to work ALL assigned shift hours
  • Able to pass a background check, drug screen and physical

HOW IT WORKS

  1. Apply for the program at buildyourcareer.com
  2. Complete and pass Work Keys testing.
  3. Interview.
  4. Once accepted, complete TNCC’s enrollment process. Pay a refundable $250 tuition fee.
  5. Attend the two-week program, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  6. Successful? Begin your full-time job at NNS!
  7. Recieve your $250 tuition fee reimbursement from NNS.

Barton Malow Trades Scholarship:

  • Enroll in a credit or non-credit Trades Program offered by Thomas Nelson Community College for the purpose of enhancing skills to either strengthen a current career pathway or become better prepared for a new career;
  • Complete the Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation scholarship application;
  • Meet and be interviewed by a designated representative of Barton Malow;
  • Agree to successfully complete the funded trades program; and
  • Agree to meet periodically with a designated mentor from Barton Malow, and conduct a final meeting within (6) six months to (1) one year after completion of the course(s) or program to evaluate program success.

Apply

Hampton Roads Enrolled Agent Scholarship

  • Have passed at least one part of the Enrolled Agents certification exam, either Part I, II, or III;
  • Be enrolled in the Thomas Nelson Community College Enrolled Agents preparatory class, either Part I, II or III;
  • Complete an appropriate Thomas Nelson Educational Foundation, Inc. scholarship application;
  • Reside within the territory served by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Virginia Society of Enrolled Agents, i.e., Virginia Peninsula, Southside to Northeast NC, western counties between Williamsburg and Richmond and the Northern Neck; and
  • Be eligible to pass the required security clearance, or background check, for employment by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

Preferences will be given to applicants who have passed two parts of the Enrolled Agents certification exam and/or who are associate members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents (NAEA).

Apply

The Wyneta and Allan Messick/Bayliss/McKenzie Electricians Endowed Scholarship

  • Complete a Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation Scholarship Application, including submitting the required essay explaining how they will use the electrical training being provided;
  • Be enrolled in a non-credit, electricians training program/course offered by Thomas Nelson Community College; and
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Thomas Nelson Community College.

Apply

Rotary Club of the Newport News Foundation Scholarship

  • Enroll in a Workforce Development Course or Program offered by Thomas Nelson’s Workforce Development Division for the purpose of enhancing skills to either strengthen a current career pathway or become better prepared for a new career;
  • Complete the required Rotary Club of Newport News Foundation scholarship application;
  • Agree to successfully complete the funded workforce development course(s) or program; and
  • Agree to attend one Rotary Club of Newport News meeting as a guest of his/her sponsor, meet periodically with sponsor, and conduct a final meeting within six (6) months to one (1) year after completion of the course(s) or program to evaluate program success.

Apply

York County Volunteer Association (YCVA) Endowed Scholarship for Workforce Students

  • Complete a Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation Scholarship Application;
  • Be enrolled in any Workforce Development course/training program offered by Thomas Nelson Community College;
  • Be a current resident of the City of Poquoson or York County and have resided there for at least six (6) months; and
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by Thomas Nelson Community College.

Additional Requirement(s): Recipients of the York County Volunteer Association Endowed Scholarship for Workforce Students must volunteer at least one (1) day for a minimum of four (4) hours at the Bargain Box, located at 222 Dare Road, Yorktown, VA.

Apply

General Workforce Development Scholarship

  • Enroll in a non-credit workforce development program at Thomas Nelson;

Apply