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Rex Gearheart Memorial Scholarship

The Rex Gearheart Memorial Scholarship was established by his family, which is funded by donations to the Rex Gearheart Memorial Fund. 


In Honor of Ralph M. Dillow, Jr.


Mr. Dillow served this community, which he loved, in many capacities over the years, including as a member of the Bristol, Virginia School Board from 1977-1983 and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Vocational Education Department for Virginia High.  Mr. Dillow was a lifelong advocate for the value of an education and the paths it lights.  We appreciate your contribution in his memory.


Endowed Scholarships & Program Funds


Endowed Scholarships & Program Funds offered through the BVPS Education Foundation allow us to balance and expand our support to the BVPS Schools systemwide.


BVPS Employee Giving

When making charitable contribution decisions, BVPS employees may choose to participate in the Foundation’s Employee Giving Program. Employees may make a one-time annual gift, or spread out their gift in smaller amounts through Employee Payroll Deduction.



Foundation Endowment


Unlike Capital projects in which raised funds are exhausted, Endowments are meant to support academic programs that live forever. Over the years, growth of the Foundation Endowment - through investment return and charitable giving - will enable us to provide scholarships to students, enhance faculty excellence in the classroom, launch new academic programs and research efforts, and support a wide range of important needs of the Bristol Virginia Public Schools.


"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." - Plutarch

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