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

Posted by Rachael Wilbur
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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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2178-new-leadership-program-at-emory-henry-college"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/116/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10775_DEI_Holston_Check-30.rev.1643820875.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10775_DEI_Holston_Check-30.rev.1643820875.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/116/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10775_DEI_Holston_Check-30.rev.1643820875.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10775_DEI_Holston_Check-30.rev.1643820875.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/116/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10775_DEI_Holston_Check-30.rev.1643820875.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/116/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10775_DEI_Holston_Check-30.rev.1643820875.jpg" alt="Greg McMillan ?90, VP for Advancement, E&H; Rev. Sharon Bowers, Director of the Inclusion " width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/116/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10775_DEI_Holston_Check-30.rev.1643820875.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/116/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,3200,2136/10775_DEI_Holston_Check-30.rev.1643820875.jpg 3x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2178-new-leadership-program-at-emory-henry-college">New Leadership Program at Emory & Henry College: Receives $50,000 Gift from Holston Foundation</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Students in the region will now have a new opportunity to develop key leadership skills in the area of diversity, equity, inclusion, civic engagement and social justice at Emory & Henry College due to a generous gift of $50,000 from the Holston Foundation. <a href="/live/news/2178-new-leadership-program-at-emory-henry-college" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg" alt="A map shows the counties, cities and towns covered by the SWVA Lift program." width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/83/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,1200,800/2658_Lift-SWVA.jpg.rev.1518186593.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1200" data-max-h="800" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift">Deadline Extended Until March 1 for SWVA Lift</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> Emory & Henry College, exit 26 off I-81 in Emory, Va., has extended the deadline for its SWVA Lift initiative until March 1. The program helps make a top liberal arts education affordable for need-based students across Southwest Virginia at Emory & Henry.</p><a href="/live/news/276-deadline-extended-until-march-1-for-swva-lift" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>