The Bobby Scruggs Memorial Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville to establish a scholarship in memory of Bobby Scruggs.
For 38 years, Scruggs was a familiar face in NASCAR. As an official, he was often seen in the flag stand, in the pits, and all the around the track. Even though Scruggs lost his battle with cancer in 2005, his legacy remains strong. For the past 13 years, the Bobby Scruggs Charitable Foundation has been changing the lives of dozens of students interested in pursuing careers in motorsports.
Scruggs’ wife, Dr. Jackie Scruggs Taylor, presented a check to PHCC on Oct. 26, 2018, in order to continue that life-changing work. The Scruggs Foundation plans to raise more funds and make additional donations in the future. The aim, Taylor says, is to endow the scholarship, which will require $25,000.
“By endowing the scholarship, the Scruggs Foundation will ensure that students at PHCC will continue to benefit from the scholarship for years and years,” said Taylor, noting that, over the past 13 years, the foundation has awarded more than 20 scholarships to high school students in Martinsville City, Henry County and Patrick County.
The new scholarship at PHCC will cover $1,000 of tuition expenses for one student in PHCC’s Racing College. If the Scruggs Foundation endows the scholarship, it will be available yearly.
“We’re delighted to receive this donation from the Scruggs Foundation. For many of our students, higher education would not be possible without scholarships,” said Tiffani Underwood, the Executive Director of PHCC’s Foundation Board.
“We are extremely grateful to the Scruggs family and, of course, we look forward to receiving any further donations from those who choose to give. It would be thrilling to see this scholarship endowed so that untold numbers of students could continue to benefit from the Scruggs’ generosity for years to come.”
For additional information or to make a contribution, please contact Taylor at 540-520-5555.