The Board of Directors for Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation and Virginia Gay Hospital, Clinics, Home Health, Nursing & Rehab both believe strongly in the power of education and helping students achieve their dreams. That’s why we continue in the tradition of “paying it forward” by offering scholarship opportunities to area students each year just as Virginia Gay did in 1914 when she bequeathed an estate gift to the City of Vinton to establish a hospital.
Dr. Tony Anthony Scholarship
This award is given annually to an employee of Virginia Gay Nursing & Rehab who wants to further their education and training. It was established in 2012 by Dr. Anthony’s family to honor his many years of service as a physician in Vinton and in gratitude for the care he received as a resident of VGH Nursing & Rehab.
This scholarship was established in 2014 in memory of Jeanette Miller, a hard-working woman who was careful with what she had, lived frugally, and was generous in taking care of those people and institutions that took care of her. Her donation to Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation will fund this scholarship opportunity for many years to come. This scholarship is awarded annually to one senior in each of the school districts of Benton Community, Center Point-Urbana, and Vinton-Shellsburg who plan to pursue a career in nursing. In addition, this scholarship is also awarded to a current VGH nurse who is furthering their education.
Each spring since 1992, Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation has awarded several Vinton-Shellsburg High School seniors with this award. It is given to students who plan to pursue a career in a health profession.