Washington County (Va.) Rotary Club Makes Gift to Emory & Henry

by Billy Chandler
The Rotary Club of Washington County, Va. has given Emory & Henry College a gift of $100,000 for an endowed scholarship.

The Rotary Club of Washington County Scholarship is an annual scholarship that will be given to needy and worthy students from Washington County, Va. 

Emory & Henry College President Jake Schrum accepted a check from Rotary Club of Washington County, Va representatives Richard “Dick” Ray, Rotary District Governor, George Whitley, Rotary Club of Washington County member and Tara McCall, Rotary Assistant District Governor at the regularly scheduled club meeting on Sept. 27.

We are extremely grateful to receive such a generous gift from the Rotary Club of Washington County to support our local students. The Rotary Club of Washington County Scholarship will support the college’s efforts to allow deserving students from Washington County to benefit from a great liberal arts education close to home.Jake Schrum Emory & Henry President

Fundraising support for the scholarship was supported by individual gifts and profits invested from the club’s widely acclaimed wine tasting event over the past decade.

The Rotary Club of Washington County was founded in 2002. The club meets on Wednesday’s at 7:30 a.m. at the Shoney’s in Abingdon, Va.

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