TCC offers scholarships for displaced ITT Tech students

Posted at 12:58 PM, Nov 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-05 13:06:36-04

NORFOLK, Va. – Tidewater Community College has created a new scholarship program students affected by the closure of ITT Technical Institute in September.

The TCC Educational Foundation announced the creation of the College Continuation Scholarship Fund.

The fund is aimed towards new TCC students whose colleges were shut down or are no longer able to offer federal financial aid due to losing accreditation.

Scholarships of up to $1,000 will be awarded. Applications are being accepted until November 11.

ITT Educational Services announced on September 6 that it shut down, accusing the federal government of unfairly stripping it of eligibility for student aid.

The company, which was established nearly 50 ago, operated ITT Technical Institutes. Around 40,000 students took classes on campuses and online throughout the United States.

About 50 former students have either enrolled at TCC or are working towards enrolling for the spring semester.

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