The Foundation in Action

The TCC Educational Foundation provides affordability and access to education for those who need it most and helps ensure our students have the knowledge, know-how and support to succeed.

Scholarships

Sherine Villegas, a 2016-17 recipient of a Beazley Foundation nursing scholarship, says the scholarship was life-changing. “I was working 30 hours a week to pay for school,” she says. “This funding allowed me to cut back on my work hours so I could put more of myself into the program. I’ve had more study hours – and I’ve been able to participate in the Student Nurses Association thanks to this scholarship.”

Equipment

The Precision Machining Lab on TCC’s Chesapeake Campus prepares students for in-demand careers in advanced manufacturing. STIHL Inc., the Virginia Beach manufacturer of outdoor power tools, donated 3 pieces of equipment to help launch the lab. “STIHL partnered with TCC a long time ago, to ensure a qualified labor pool for current and future needs,” said Christian Koestler, then-vice president for operations at STIHL and member of TCC’s Educational Foundation Board.

Student support

Through the Educational Foundation, donors annually support the TCC Women’s Centers on all four campuses, which offer students resources to successfully complete their education as well as emergency funds for those in need. The Women’s Center impacts 1 out of every 4 students at TCC each year. About $14,000 a year is provided in the form of food assistance and emergency support to remove barriers to education.

REAL STORIES FROM REAL STUDENTS

With support from our donors, TCC makes a difference in students’ lives.
Jared Selby didn’t think he had much of a future in store. Now, he’s headed into a construction career, thanks in part to a scholarship from the TCC Educational Foundation.

LOWERING BARRIERS TO EDUCATION

Just a few examples of the good work at TCC that would not be possible without the Educational Foundation

CHILD CARE

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Thanks to YWCA South Hampton Roads, with additional support from the Foundation, child development centers on each campus provide students with peace of mind.

COMPUTERS

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Through donations of equipment, Computers for Student Success provided more than 1,500 computers last year to TCC students and area nonprofit organizations.

EQUIPMENT

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Since 2014, more than $100,000 worth of cars, transmissions and other automobile parts have been donated to TCC for automotive technology programs.

NONPROFITS

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Since 2005, the Academy for Nonprofit Excellence at TCC has provided professional development for more than 1,700 nonprofit professionals.

HOW YOUR DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Every donation, big and small, changes a TCC student’s life.

60

Provides a student a bus pass for one semester.

150

Covers the approximate cost of a textbook for one TCC course.

530

Provides tuition for a three-credit hour course for one student.

5300

Provides a student with full-time tuition and fees for a year