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Awards & Scholarships

THE LANGHORNE & PULLEY MEMORIAL 2020 SCHOLARSHIP FUND ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2020 Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Scholarship.

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.

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 2020 Langhorne & Pulley
Memorial Scholarship recipients

Awarded in partnership by VBVRS and VBRSF

May 31, 2020- 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.


2020 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial $1,000 Scholarship Awardees:

  • Courtney Barbero, Student at EVMS (VBVRS – Station 14 member)
  • Julie Barnes, Student at Sentara College of Health Sciences (Sandbridge VRS – Station 17 member)
  • Maya Begovic, Student at Old Dominion University Station 14 (Sponsored by Tija Begovic)
  • Scott Burns, Student at Old Dominion University (Sandbridge VRS – Station 17 member)
  • Bailey Deaver, Graduating H.S. Senior and soon to be Student at Longwood University (Sponsored by Lance Deaver, Ocean Park VRS – Station 1 member)
  • Rebecca Long, Student at Longwood University (Sponsored by Jim Long – VBVRS Station 14)
  • Aubree Musicant,  Graduating H.S. Senior and soon to be Student at Randolph-Macon College (Sponsored by Kyle Musicant,  Plaza VRS – Station 16)
  • Jordan Sibley, Student at Virginia Tech (Sponsored by Richard Doub – VBVRS Station 14)
  • Anne Svejda, Student at EVMS (VBVRS – Station 14 member)
  • Sarah Torres, Student at Old Dominion University (PA Courthouse VRS – Station 5 member)
  • Austin Tydings, Student at James Madison University (Sponsored by Roy Tydings, VBVRS Station 14)
  • Cole Tydings, Student at James Madison University (Sponsored by Roy Tydings, VBVRS Station 14)
  • Larry R. Utter, Student at The University of Virginia (Sponsored by Larry J. Utter, Marine Rescue Team)
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 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.

Congratulations
to the 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award Winner

Ellen McBride

June 18, 2020 - Virginia Beach – Ellen McBride is awarded the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation's 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award.

She will be presented the award at the organization’s Annual Leadership Dinner at a date to be determined.  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 Ellen’s more than 13-years of dedicated and tireless service to the City of Virginia Beach’s EMS Department as a Volunteer Assistant Chief, The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad as a Life Member and Former Chief and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation as an active Board of Directors member.
 
It is because of the exemplary work of volunteers such as Ellen, 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 Ellen, and many like her, who serve the community daily. It is with sincere gratitude that the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation recognizes Ellen’s work and sacrifice.

Congratulations To All The Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award Winners

2005

Virginia E. Gilpin

2006

Peter A. Agelasto, III

2007

William G. Laws

2008

W. Andrew Dickinson, M.D.

2011

Robert S. Hill, Jr.

2012

Bruce W. Edwards

2013

Kevin A. Lipscomb

2014

John “Bruddy” M. Baillio

2015

James K. Spore

2016

Thomas L. Harp, Jr.

2017

William D. Sessoms, Jr.

2018

Catherine M. Schaum
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