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$100,000 Grant Allows JTCC to Create Scholarships for Students from Amelia, Dinwiddie & Sussex

Primary Media Contact:
Holly Walker
Public Relations Manager
804-594-1530
hwalker@jtcc.edu

Secondary Media Contact:
Heather Busch
Creative Services Manager
804-594-1532
hbusch@jtcc.edu

Released on May 02, 2012

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TICRC), the John Tyler Community College Foundation has created a scholarship program for students from Amelia, Dinwiddie and Sussex. Under this new program, scholarships will be awarded three times a year, starting with the Fall 2012 semester. The scholarships, available to full- and part-time students who meet the necessary qualifications, will pay for tuition and fees not covered by financial aid. To qualify for a TICRC scholarship, you must:

  • Reside in Amelia, Dinwiddie or Sussex counties
  • Be a student at John Tyler Community College. If you are not already a student, you may apply by visiting www.jtcc.edu, and clicking “Apply Now”
  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and qualify for financial aid
  • Be enrolled or plan to enroll in a certificate or degree program at John Tyler (preference is given to those enrolled in programs tied to science, technology, engineering and mathematics – also known as STEM – and to those enrolled in health care programs)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress if you are a recipient of a TICRC scholarship award

Students do not need to fill out a scholarship application, and there is no deadline to apply.
The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999 with funds from the national tobacco settlement. The commission’s mission is to promote economic growth and development in tobacco-dependent communities, so the commission only funds projects in Virginia’s tobacco region. The counties of Amelia, Dinwiddie and Sussex are the only localities in John Tyler Community College’s service area that are part of the tobacco region. This grant is the first TICRC gift to John Tyler Community College.

Students or potential students who are interested in learning more about JTCC’s new TICRC scholarships may call 804-594-1574 or e-mail foundation@jtcc.edu for more information.

The John Tyler Community College Foundation relies on the generosity of the community to continue its work in securing the future of the College, its students, its faculty and its staff. Since most of the College’s graduates live and work in the area, gifts to the Foundation are an investment in the future of the community. Through donations, grants and endowments, the Foundation is able to provide scholarships for students, to fund academic programs and capital projects, to renovate and modernize classrooms and labs, and to encourage the professional development of John Tyler Community College’s faculty and staff. This work ensures the College continues its pledge of providing academic excellence while expanding the services it offers to fulfill escalating workforce requirements.

John Tyler Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education and is the fifth largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian and off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler offers quality and economical opportunities for students who want to earn a degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, train for the workforce, or switch careers. The College, which served more than 14,522 students during the 2010-11 academic year, offers 17 associate degrees, eight certificates, and 35 career studies certificates. The institution also serves 15,000 non-credit students and more than 1,000 companies and government agencies annually through the Community College Workforce Alliance. The College also is committed to sustainability. In July 2010, it received a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification for its Midlothian Campus Science Building, becoming the first in the Virginia Community College System to receive such recognition. John Tyler Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

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