TCC Women's Center STEM Promise Program Scholarship

TCC and the TCC Women’s Center are proud to announce a scholarship designed to boost the number of college graduates in science, technology, and engineering (STEM) —especially for women and minorities who have been largely underrepresented in select STEM fields. STEM educators and employers agree that a diverse talent pool is vital if we are to create future technologies, to improve lives, ensure national security and grow our economy.

This scholarship pays the full cost of tuition for up to 2 academic years in one of our approved STEM degree programs. You will participate in programming that supports and enhances pursuit of STEM careers and graduate having paid $0 in tuition, ready to enter a career or to transfer to a 4-year college! Apply for our Women’s Center STEM Promise Program now for the 2020-2021 academic year!

You may qualify if you:
- have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (or equivalent GED scores)
- are eligible for in-state tuition
- place into College Composition (English 111) and Precalculus I (Math 161)
- are a new student to the College (or have no more than 24 TCC credits)
- enroll as a full-time student (at 12-18 credit hours per semester)
- will enroll FULL-TIME in one of the following degree plans:

  • - Associate of Science in Engineering
  • - Associate of Science with Specialization in Computer Science
  • - Associate of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology
  • - Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Technology
  • - Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology
  • - Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Questions? Contact TCC’s STEM Promise Program Coordinator at 822-7324 or

*While preference is given to students who are just beginning a two-year program and are underrepresented in these fields, all eligible students may apply and be considered.

Full Tuition
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please select your intended or current field of study:
  2. Please share about your career and educational aspirations and how you would benefit from this scholarship. In addition, how would you contribute to the Tidewater Community College community?
  3. Why do you think it is important for the STEM workforce to become more diverse?
  4. Please provide the name and email address for a STEM instructor, counselor or STEM-related employer willing to provide a letter of reference on your behalf.
  5. Please provide a resume using the following template. The resume should provide additional information regarding the applicants' personal, academic, professional and/or extracurricular activities.
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