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TCVA Scholarships

Mission Statement:

The TACAMO Community Veterans Association (TCVA) will award annual scholarships to financially in-need students in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) related curriculum or technical certification (example: HVAC, Automotive Technician, Sous Chef, etc.).



Applicants may apply for this award by submitting an application through the website.

  • The applicant must be sponsored by an “Active” (Dues paying) member of the TCVA or be an Active Duty Sailor (or dependent) under the command of STRATCOMMWING 1.

  • The applicant must demonstrate financial need and determination to utilize the award towards his/her/their education costs.

  • The applicant must be accepted and enrolled in the school of choice that meets TCVA’s accreditation requirements.

  • The applicant must agree to an interview by the TCVA Selection Committee, either in person or virtually.

  • Selection will be based on previous scholastic performance and strong character that reflects positively on the scholarship.

  • Selection will NOT be influenced by the applicant’s race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious beliefs.

  • Other criteria may be included as deemed necessary by the TCVA BoD and Selection Committee. Changes in criteria will be published on the TCVA website and take effect at the next term of the TCVA Scholarship Committee.



Anyone related to a person in the TCVA Selection Committee, whether by marriage/significant other or parent/step-parent is ineligible for this scholarship program.


Awards and amounts:

The number of annual awards and their amounts will be determined by the TCVA BoD at its annual meeting, based on the value of the Scholarship Fund. Awards are limited to one per individual. Different scholarships can be focused on different types of education or certification. Example: A general scholarship for students in a two-year Associate's degree program and a grant program to achieve certification in a skill, such as ASE or HVAC licensing.


Sponsored Awards:

Awards in the name of a sponsor, such as the “Jane Doe Scholarship Award” must come with a donation from the sponsor of at least two year's support of that award.

  • The sponsor will determine the number and amount of the annual award(s). (No less than the unnamed TCVA awards)

  • The recipient of that award cannot be related to the sponsor of the award.

  • Corporate donations to a scholarship fund will be recognized as “Co-Sponsored by XYZ Corp”.


Scholarship Fund:

A separate bank account will be established for the exclusive use of the Scholarship Program. Any/all deposits to that account are welcome. Any/all withdrawals are granted only by vote of the TCVA BoD. 100% of all deposits are to be dispensed to awardees.

  • This account will be managed by the TCVA Treasurer and Admin VP and reported to the TCVA BoD at their board meetings.

  • Funds for the Scholarship Fund will be raised by TCVA through fund raisers and direct solicitation.

  • Donors to the Scholarship Fund will be advised of the tax deductible status of their donation and given our EIN, for tax purposes.

Application Form Coming Soon

First scholarship named after Buff Crowell.  Click on picture to learn more.

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