Virginia International Business Council




SCHOLARSHIP Policy and Application 2020

Five Scholarships will be awarded from the following scholarship sponsors – 1) VCU - Center for International Business Advancement - CIBA ($500); 2) Piascik & Associates P.C ($500); 3), 4) and 5) Virginia International Business Council - VAIBC ($750, $750, $500).

VAIBC Scholarship App 2020.docx

The Virginia International Business Council (VAIBC), adhering to the mission of supporting international business in its community, has established a Scholarship Program that awards scholarships to students attending the following Central Virginia institutions - Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Virginia State University (VSU), Virginia Union University (VUU), Randolph Macon College (RMC), the University of Virginia (UVA), the College of William and Mary (W&M), the University of Richmond (U of R), Old Dominion University (ODU) and J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC).  Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipients.  The Virginia International Business Council is dedicated to educating its members, the members of the international business community and the community at large with respect to global business opportunities and challenges.  It supports both secondary and higher education and encourages students at all levels to consider the field of international business as a career.  For more information, please visit our web site at

Scholarship funds awarded to students are granted to support their international study activities.  To be eligible, students must be a rising undergraduate junior or senior, or a graduate student, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must submit a written statement of their interest in international business; include a faculty letter of recommendation and a copy of a current unofficial transcript. Six awards will be given this year – four Virginia International Business Council Scholarships ($750, $750, $500 and $500), one VCU School of Business – Center for International Business Advancement ($500), and one Piascik & Associates Scholarship ($500).

Virginia International Business Council Scholarships will be granted each academic year.  The VAIBC-Education Committee this year (2020) will include Dr. Van R. Wood (Professor of International Marketing – VCU), and two other judges selected by the VAIBC Board of Directors. All applications must be received no later than Friday, March 20, 2020 by noon. The screening committee will announce its selection(s) no later than Monday, April 6th, 2020. All scholarship recipients will be notified by mail and recognized at the club’s Thursday April 23rd, 2020 luncheon. Scholarship recipients will also receive a one-year Virginia International Business Council membership.  Recipients will be allowed to receive the Virginia International Business Council scholarship only one time.  Minority and international students are strongly encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Questions should be directed to Dr. Van R. Wood,

                                                   All application materials should be submitted to:


Dr. Van R. Wood

Virginia Commonwealth University - School of Business

Suite B4102 (4th Floor of Snead Hall)

301 W Main St.

Richmond, VA 23284-4000







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