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Awards, Grants and Scholarships

Awards

The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is an organization dedicated to maintaining a volunteer-based rescue squad in Virginia Beach, Virginia, which provides free pre-hospital emergency care to the City. The Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award is an annual award given by the Foundation to an individual whose outstanding actions and activities have helped to strengthen and enhance the volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach. The 2018 Award Cycle is now closed. To submit a nomination, please review our guidelines and submit the official nomination.
The winner of the 2018 award will be announced at a special Foundation event in 2019.

Our 2019 award cycle will open in September 2019, when nominations will again be accepted. The forms and guidelines will be posted here on this web page at that time.

Grants

The Foundation’s grant program focuses on providing the City’s volunteer rescue squad entities with a fiscal alternative to improve their overall operational capabilities.

The 2019 Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation grant application process is now open. Grant Applications are due to the Foundation per the Grant Guidleines on or before October 1, 2018. Please find pertinent information and the official grant application here:

Please contact Gina Benefiel, Executive Director of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, with any questions relating to the application process.

2018 Grants totaling $123,004 were awarded to the following organizations:

  • Blackwater Volunteer Rescue Squad: $22,300 to apply toward the purchase of a new ambulance
  • Creeds Volunteer Fire & Rescue Squad: $24,000 to purchase a Stryker Power Load System
  • Council of Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc. (Rescue Council): $2,800 to be used toward the purchase of portable CO monitors for all ambulance jump bags
  • Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad: $19,000 to be applied toward the purchase of a power lift stretcher
  • Davis Corner Volunteer Rescue Squad: $2,959 to update a pre-owned stretcher to work with the power load system
  • Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad: $24,000 toward the purchase of a power load system
  • Sandbridge Volunteer Rescue Squad: $22,000 to be applied toward the purchase of a power load system
  • Virginia Beach Volunteer Water Rescue Team, Inc. (Marine Rescue): $5,945 to be used toward the purchase of a thermal imager with the remaining funds to be applied toward water rescue operations and certifications

Scholarships

THE LANGHORNE & PULLEY MEMORIAL 2019 SCHOLARSHIP FUND ANNOUNCEMENT

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 4 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.
  • Ad Hoc Post Graduate Scholarship Grants would be awarded annually contingent yearly on excess funds from the undergraduate pool.
  • 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.

NOMINATION PROCESS

Anyone may nominate an individual to receive this scholarship. 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 2.8 GPA or higher from school in which they are currently enrolled.

The application shall be mailed no later than December 7, 2018.  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 December 7, 2018.   Applications, which are forwarded via U.S. Postal Service, should be post-marked by this same date. 

Please mail/fax/e-mail the application form 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

Congratulations to the following 2018 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship recipients:

  • Maya Begovic
  • Jackson Kirschner
  • Rebecca Long
  • Tyler Paul Retel
  • Sidney Roeder
  • Andrew Rosenblum
  • Jordan Sibley
  • Anne Svejda
  • Cole Tydings
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