TCC receives $250K donation for scholarships

Tidewater Community College received a $250,000 donation from Banister Automotive to support scholarships and dual enrollment programs for high school students.

Paid over five years, the donation will fund a new TCC Presidential Scholarship for “outstanding student scholars” to cover tuition, books, fees and more, according to a TCC press release. Additionally, it will be used to develop dual enrollment programs to provide opportunities for high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on college.

“Education is empowering which is why I stand behind the mission of community colleges and the vision of Tidewater Community College,” Dan Banister, Owner of Banister Automotive, said in a press release. “TCC affords students in our region with the opportunity to attend college for little to no cost and succeed with the proper support; it is an effort we support at Banister.”

Kelsey Kendall,