Awards & Scholarships

THE LANGHORNE & PULLEY MEMORIAL 2021 SCHOLARSHIP FUND ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2021 Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Scholarship. – Closed!

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 (at least 3 years of service) or retired life (10 years of service) operational or administrative member 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.
  • Any immediate dependent of the aforementioned (active or retired life) 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 2.7 GPA or higher from school in which they are currently enrolled.

The application shall be e-mailed no later than Wednesday, January 27, 2021.  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 Wednesday, January 27, 2021.   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

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.

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 2.80 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.    
© 2021 Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation

Rescue Station 17 – Sandbridge
305 Sandbridge Road
PO Box 6113
Virginia Beach, Va. 23456
(757) 385-2917
www.sandbridgerescuesquad.com

Rescue Station 6 – Creeds
595 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, Va. 23457
(757) 721-6389
VBEMS.com – Creeds

Rescue Station 8 – Virginia Beach
1243 Bayne Drive
Virginia Beach., Va. 23454
(757) 437-4830
www.vbvrs.org

Rescue Station 14 – Virginia Beach
740 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, Va. 23451
(757) 437-4830
www.vbvrs.org

Rescue Station 16 – Plaza
3610 South Plaza Trail
Virginia Beach, Va. 23452
(757) 385-2684
www.plazarescue.com

Rescue Station 9 – Kempsville
5145 Ruritan Court
Virginia Beach, Va. 23462
(757) 340-KVRS
www.kvrs.org

Virginia Beach EMS Headquarters And Training Center
4160 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Va. 23452
(757) 385-1999
www.vbems.com

Rescue Station 2 – Davis Corner
4672 Haygood Road
Virginia Beach, Va. 23455
(757) 460-7574
www.dcvrs.org

Rescue Station 4 – Chesapeake Beach
2211 Greenwell Road
Virginia Beach, Va. 23455
(757) 385-7304
www.res4cue.com

Rescue Station 1 – Ocean Park
3769 Shore Drive
PO Box 5545
Virginia Beach, Va. 23455
(757) 464-0594
www.vbrescue1.com