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Full-Tuition Scholarships for Bristol Students

by | Feb 13, 2020

Virginia Business College has two full-tuition scholarships available for seniors attending either Virginia High School or Tennessee High School who are first-generation college students.  For the purposes of the scholarships, first-generation does not include certifications or two-year degrees.    

“When we recruit, our location is a great selling point.  Bristol has a small town feel with big city perks.  These scholarships were established to support students right here in our community and to provide extra financial support to first-generation college students,” said Melany Stowe, Vice President for Instruction and Student Services.

All applications will be reviewed by a committee and primarily based on need and desire to pursue higher education.  Applications will be accepted online at  Copies of the application are also available in both schools’ guidance offices.  The deadline for all applications is Friday, February 28, 2020.  The scholarship will cover $6,600 for full-time tuition and the $150 annual textbook fee.  If you have any questions, please contact Elaine Rock at or by phone at 276-644-3831.  All applicants will be notified by March 10, 2020.

Virginia Business College is a private, non-profit college offering a bachelor’s degree in business administration with seven areas of concentration – accounting, business analytics, entrepreneurship, human resource management, information technology management, management/leadership, and marketing.  A business degree offers flexibility for future professional growth and jobs are available and growing in most sectors, including healthcare, education, finance, business management, marketing, government, hospitality, and human services.  

“When students come to class on the first day, they will receive a box of business cards. They will begin networking and building their resumes from day one.  This will include relevant projects designed by our students to support regional businesses and nonprofits to allow them opportunities to demonstrate what they know.  And, our students will complete internships.  Our students will be academically prepared and great additions to the workforce,” said Stowe.