Primary Media Contact: Holly Walker, Public Relations Manager, 804-594-1530

Secondary Media Contact: Heather Busch, Creative Services Manager, 804-594-1532

CHESTER and MIDLOTHIAN, Va. – Each year, the Brightpoint Community College Foundation’s scholarship program helps students start, continue and complete their educational journeys. The program, which provides thousands of dollars in support each year to continuing and incoming Brightpoint students, includes need-based and achievement-based scholarships; scholarships for students in specific majors; and scholarships for students who live in certain cities or counties in the college’s service region. 

The Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2023-2024 academic year scholarships. Those interested in applying must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a current or prospective student planning to attend Brightpoint during the upcoming academic year.
  • Earn a 2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  • Enroll in a certificate and/or degree program at Brightpoint by the fall semester. 
  • Have in-state tuition status.

Additional information about the scholarship program, including a link to the application, may be found at Completed scholarship applications must be submitted by April 15, 2023.

Anyone with questions about the scholarship program or the application process may contact Scholarship Program Administrator Eddie Webster at or 804-594-1477.

The Brightpoint Community College Foundation secures resources that provide scholarships for students; fund academic programs, student support services, capital projects, and renovations to modernize classrooms and labs; and stimulate innovation within the college faculty and staff. This work ensures the college continues its pledge of providing academic excellence to students while expanding the services it offers to meet the community’s workforce requirements. Since most of the college’s graduates live and work in the area, gifts to the Foundation are an investment in both students and the community.    

Brightpoint Community College, formerly John Tyler Community College, offers more than 80 majors that provide pathways to careers in high-demand fields; transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities; and industry credentials and licensures. The college, with campuses in Chester and Midlothian, online classes, and off-campus classrooms, served more than 11,400 students during the 2021-22 academic year. It also assisted approximately 5,700 learners, including more than 2,700 job seekers, through its workforce development division, Community College Workforce Alliance, a partnership between Brightpoint and Reynolds community colleges.