For more than a decade, the Bobby Scruggs Charitable Foundation been changing the lives of college students by providing money for scholarships through a yearly donation.
This year, the foundation took a big step further.
With a $25,000 donation to the Patrick & Henry Community College Foundation, the donors have endowed the scholarship – ensuring it will provide students with access to education in perpetuity.
To commemorate the occasion, Scruggs’ wife, Dr. Jackie Scruggs Taylor, presented a check to the Patrick & Henry Community College on behalf of the foundation. The donation will ensure the Bobby Scruggs Memorial Scholarship is one that students can apply for year after year. This scholarship will cover $1,000 of tuition expenses for one student in P&HCC’s Racing College.
This endowment will enable the foundation to continue the work that it has already started. Over the last 15 years, the Bobby Scruggs Charitable Foundation has awarded more than 120 scholarships to students from Henry and Patrick counties and the City of Martinsville through annual donations.
“We are thrilled to have the Bobby Scruggs Memorial Scholarship endowed with this donation,” said Tiffani Underwood, executive director of P&HCC’s Foundation. “This endowment will ensure so many students will have access to education –something they may not be able to have without the support of people who believe in the power of education. We are extremely grateful to the Scruggs family and are excited to see all the success that students will have thanks to the scholarship that will make college attainable.”
Bobby Scruggs was a NASCAR enthusiast. For nearly forty years, he worked as an official on the track. Even though Scruggs lost his battle with cancer in 2005, his legacy remains strong. Now, in his memory, the Bobby Scruggs Memorial Scholarship will help the next generation of NASCAR officials, pit crewmen, technicians, and NASCAR enthusiasts graduate from P&HCC’s Racing College.