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. – Paying for college can be a challenge, but it does not have to be a barrier thanks to John Tyler Community College (JTCC) Foundation’s scholarship program. Each year, the JTCC Foundation awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to Tyler students. The program is open for current and incoming students, and it includes need-based and achievement-based scholarships designed for students in specific majors or who live in certain counties.

The JTCC Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2022-2023 academic year scholarships. Those interested in applying must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a current or prospective student planning to attend Tyler, becoming 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 the college, by August 26, 2022.
  • Have in-state tuition status.

Additional details about the program, including a link to the scholarship application may be found at Completed scholarship applications must be submitted by April 15, 2022.

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

The JTCC 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.   

John Tyler Community College, which is becoming Brightpoint Community College on July 1, 2022, offers more than 75 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 12,790 students during the 2020-21 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 Tyler and Reynolds community colleges.