The Foundation administers several programs throughout the year that provide support and recognition to students, faculty and staff. Your donation makes these programs possible.


From need- and achievement-based scholarships to those designed for students in specific majors or from certain counties, Brightpoint scholarships can help students discover what’s Next Up for them.

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Establishing a Scholarship

Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of our students by establishing a scholarship.

Art Award

Each year the Foundation sponsors an art competition to recognize the artistic talents of Brightpoint’s students. Once the winning entry is chosen by members of the Foundation Board, an image of it is converted into posters and note cards which are used extensively by the Foundation and the college. Award winners receive a financial award and a framed and matted copy of the poster, as well as copies suitable for portfolio display.

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Foundation Grants

The Foundation Grants Program helps Brightpoint faculty and staff develop projects and programs that advance Brightpoint’s mission and support student success. These grants allow faculty and staff to launch projects and pilot initiatives when other funding resources are unavailable.

Past recipients have designed new courses, purchased equipment to enhance student learning, and planned campus-wide events.

"Tyler Libraries received a Brightpoint Foundation Innovation Grant to help students who lack access to reliable technology. The funds allowed the library to purchase 10 Chromebooks, which students may borrow for an extended period. From fall 2019 to spring 2020 alone, the Chromebooks were checked out more than 500 times." “For many of our students, this is a college career-saving project."

Suzanne Sherry

Library Director

Student on laptop in Midlothian courtyard