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Awards & Scholarships

THE LANGHORNE & PULLEY MEMORIAL 2020 SCHOLARSHIP FUND ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2020 Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Scholarship Process is now open. The deadline is January 15, 2020.

INTRODUCTION

The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, Inc. are partners dedicated to maintaining a vibrant volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach. In order to continue to provide the highest quality of care, free of charge to our patients, our organizations are committed to recognizing, retaining, and applauding the invaluable service that our dedicated volunteers provide to our community and the Hampton Roads region as a whole.

Our organizations revere the sacrifices that volunteers and their families make in order for the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach to operate at the highest possible level. The Langhorne & Pulley Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership designed to assist those eligible to continue their own college education and those of their immediate family members.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Any active operational or administrative member of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad system who has at least 3 years of service, and who has applied to and been offered admission to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree program of a fully accredited traditional college or university .
  • Any immediate dependent of the aforementioned members of the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad system who has applied to and been offered admission to an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree program of a fully accredited traditional college or university.
  • Post Graduate (Example:  Master’s programs, Medical School programs, etc) Scholarship Grants would be awarded annually given adequate funding.  Any post graduate program must be fully accredited. 
  • All proceeds generated directly from the VBVRS own assets are to be earmarked for the VBVRS Family only. The matching funds from the Foundation are eligible for VBVRS Family and other members of the Volunteer Rescue Squads of VB, if additional funds exist.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Each applicant must have completed or be in good standing to graduate from a state accredited secondary school, state accredited home school program, or have acquired their GED.  Must have a 2.7 GPA or higher from school in which they are currently enrolled.

The application shall be mailed no later than January 15, 2020.  The completed application form and supporting documentation, which are forwarded via electronic mail or by fax, must be in the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation office no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 15, 2020.   Applications, which are forwarded via U.S. Postal Service, should be post-marked by this same date.

Please mail/fax/e-mail supporting documents to:

Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation
Attn:  Mary-Ellen McLean, Program Manager

740 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Fax No:  757-437-0967

E-mail:  mmclean@vbrescuefoundation.org

Selection Process

The Scholarship Selection Committee will be comprised of educational professionals along with members of Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach’s retention efforts. This committee will allocate awards based on the merits of each applicant and the amount of funding provided. The decision of this committee will be final.

It is the goal of this process to announce potential award recipients at the annual banquet of the VBVRS; however, given unforeseen circumstances this announcement may have to be delayed. Award decisions will not be finalized until all supporting paperwork (i.e. college admission letters) has been received.

Awards

Annual Scholarships can range from $500 - $1,000.

Scholarships may be renewed for up to 4 consecutive years provided all terms are met. Original (1st Year): $500 - $1,000 Renewable yearly (up to 4 total years): $500 - $1,000 provided recipient maintains a 2.70 GPA and is considered a full-time student at his/her respective institution

Congratulations to the 2019 Langhorne & Pulley
Memorial Scholarship recipients

Awarded in partnership by VBVRS and VBRSF

April 30, 2019- Virginia Beach The ten student recipients of the 2019 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship have been announced. This memorial scholarship was created in 2008 and is co-funded by the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation.


2019 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial $1,000 Scholarship Awardees:

  • Courtney Barbero, Student at EVMS Station 14
  • Maya Begovic, Student at Old Dominion University Station 14 (Sponsored by Tija Begovic)
  • Roy Latham, Student at Arizona State University Station 5 (Sponsored by Serenity Latham)
  • Rebecca Long, Student at Longwood University Station 14 (Sponsored by Jim Long)
  • Heather Richardson, Student at EVMS Station 14
  • Andrew Rosenblum, Student at Johns Hopkins University Station 14
  • Anne Svejda, Student at EVMS Station 14
  • Austin Tydings, Student at James Madison University Station 14 (Sponsored by Roy Tydings)
  • Cole Tydings, Student at James Madison University Station 14 (Sponsored by Roy Tydings)
  • Larry R. Utter, Senior at Landstown High School Marine Rescue Team (Sponsored by Larry J. Utter)
The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation are partners dedicated to maintaining a vibrant volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach. In order to continue to provide the highest quality of care, free of charge to patients, the organizations are committed to recognizing, retaining, and applauding the invaluable service that their dedicated volunteers provide to the community. The organizations recognize and honor the sacrifices that volunteers and their families make in order for the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach to operate at the highest possible level. The Langhorne & Pulley Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership designed to assist eligible volunteers and their immediate family members to continue their college education.    

The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Gilpin Award. The deadline is January 15, 2020.

Nominations for the 2019 Gilpin Service Award are now open! The Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual whose outstanding actions and activities have helped to strengthen and enhance the Volunteer Rescue Squad System of Virginia Beach. Submissions due no later than January 15, 2020.

2018 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award Winner Announced

Catherine “Kitty” Schaum honored for 13 years of tireless dedication

On behalf of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, Board President Clarence J. "Skip" Smith, III presents Catherine "Kitty" Schaum the 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award.
April 30, 2019 - Virginia Beach Catherine "Kitty" Schaum has been awarded the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation's 2018 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award at the organization's Annual Leadership Dinner. This prestigious annual award is presented to an honoree whose outstanding actions and activities have helped to strengthen and enhance the volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The award celebrates and honors Kitty Schaum's 13-years of dedicated and tireless service to the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation. It is because of the exemplary work of volunteers such as Kitty Schaum, that a volunteer-based rescue squad can be maintained in Virginia Beach, providing free pre-hospital emergency care to the City's residents. Virginia Beach is a better place to work, live and play due to the efforts of Kitty, and many like her, who serve the community daily. It is with sincere gratitude that the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation recognizes Kitty Schaum's work and sacrifice.
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