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Scholarships

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

All students must complete a FASFA to be eligible for scholarships.

All full-time students are encouraged to enroll in 15 credit hours per semester.

High school students: Applications will be reviewed beginning May 1, don't delay as priority goes to early submissions.

Dual Enrollment - Finish What You Started Scholarship

2021 High School Graduates

Financial Need is NOT a requirement to qualify.

First Come, First Served

Thomas Nelson has created a special scholarship just for our dual enrollment students. We are very excited to offer the Finish What You Started scholarship, a last-dollar scholarship for Thomas Nelson dual enrollment high school graduates. If you’ve earned at least 12 Thomas Nelson credits through dual enrollment, you are eligible to apply. 

Last dollar scholarships fill the gap between financial aid and the full cost of college. The goal for these scholarships is to allow our students to complete two years of a baccalaureate degree with NO DEBT.

Follow the steps below under How to Apply. Get started on the road toward NO DEBT.  If qualified, you will automatically be matched to the Finish What You Start Scholarship by using the general application link below.

  • In order to qualify students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.
  • All students MUST complete a FAFSA (Free Application Federal Student Aid) form at www.studentaid.gov
  • Funds received cover tuition and fees ONLY. Books/e-books are not included.

 

When to Apply

2021-2022 academic year scholarship application period will open March 1, 2021.

The application period for the upcoming academic year is open 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 may be used towards tuition, fees, books and supplies.

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 725.

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.

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Title GPA Amount Semester
2021 Chapter Scholarship
Angel & Rosa Espada Scholarship 2.0 1,000 Spring and Fall
* Armand Brown Basketball Memorial Scholarship 2.0 500 Spring
Charles & Mary Hastings Memorial Scholarship 2.5 2,500 Spring and Fall
College Board Scholar Scholarship 3.5 Spring and Fall
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. Scholarship 2.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
* Dominion Energy Grove Community Scholarship 2.0 1,500 Spring and Fall
Dr. J. P. Hill Scholarship 2.5 400 Spring and Fall
* Dr. Rex Evans Scholarship 2.5 Varies 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
Hampton Roads Chapter/VNA Fall Chapter Scholarship 3.0 1,000
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
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
Noland Company Scholarship 2.5 1,500 Spring and Fall
* Patricia Leggett Rapp Scholarship 3.0 500 Fall
Patrick Eugene Brown and Eugene C. Steinbrenner Memorial Scholarship 3.0 1,500 Spring and Fall
Presidential Scholar Scholarship 3.5 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 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 Blankenship Family Commonwealth Legacy Scholar Scholarship Any 3,600 Spring and Fall
The Dr. Angela J. Giles & Marie A. Giles Scholarship 3.0 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/HVAC Endowed Scholarship 2,500 Spring and Fall
Thomas and Debra Belcher Memorial Scholarship 2.5 1,000 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
VA Nursing Scholarship Programs Varies
Virginia AeroSpace Business Association Scholarship 3.0 1,000 Spring or Fall
Virginia Department of Social Services - Professional Development for Child Care scholarship
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