Martinsville – For more than a decade, the Bobby Scrooges Charitable Foundation has worked to change the lives of college students by providing funds for scholarships through an annual donation.
This year, it took a bigger step.
With a $25,000 donation to the Patrick and Henry Community College Foundation, donors awarded the scholarship – providing students with access to education forever.
“We are delighted to be awarded the Bobby Scruggs Memorial Scholarship with this donation,” said Tiffany Underwood, Executive Director of the College Foundation.
“This gift will ensure that many students get an education – something they might not be able to get without the support of people who believe in the power of education.
“We are very grateful to the Scruggs family and thrilled to see all the success the students will have with the scholarship that will make the college achievable,” Underwood said.
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To mark the occasion, Scrugg’s wife, Dr. Jackie Sruggs Taylor, recently presented a check to Patrick & Henry Community College (P&HCC) on behalf of the institution.
The donation ensures that the Bobby Scruggs Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship that students can apply for year after year.
This scholarship covers $1,000 in tuition fees for one student at P&HCC’s Racing College.
Bobby Scruggs was a NASCAR fan, and worked for nearly 40 years as a track official.
Scruggs died of cancer in 2005, and his legacy remains strong.
Now in his memory, the Bobby Scruggs Memorial Scholarship will help the next generation of NASCAR officials, pit crews, technicians, and enthusiastic NASCAR alumni from P&HCC’s Racing College.
This endowment enables the institution to continue the work it has started. For more than 15 years, the Foundation has provided more than 120 scholarships to Martinsville, Henry County, and Patrick County students through annual donations.