Granville Health System Foundation Awards 2017 Sam Perry Scholarship to Morgan Elizabeth Askew


OXFORD, NC (June 27, 2017)The Granville Health System Foundation has announced that Morgan Elizabeth Askew of Oxford was awarded the seventh annual Sam Perry Scholarship. Ms. Askew, who is the daughter of Beth and Dean Askew, graduated from Granville Central High School. She will be attending the University of North Carolina in Charlotte beginning fall 2017 to pursue a career in Biomedicine focused on developing prosthetics.


The Foundation established the scholarship fund in memory of Sam Perry, a physician’s assistant (PA) whose specialized medical care earned him deep respect from both patients and peers throughout his career.


"We honor Sam’s vision by providing this scholarship opportunity to exceptional students who seek to pursue a career in the health field,” said Gary Bowman, President of the Granville Health System Foundation.


The Sam Perry Scholarship is awarded to a Granville County resident who has been accepted into a two-year or four-year Allied Health Program at an accredited school and who intends to pursue a career in the allied health care field. Programs eligible for this scholarship include various health-related specialties, including clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiological science, pharmacy, RN, BSN, ADN, LPN, dentistry and related careers, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner.


Ms. Askew’s impressive record illustrates the qualities of academic performance, leadership, and community involvement that are sought by the Sam Perry Scholarship selection committee.


Throughout high school, Ms. Askew has immersed herself in various leadership organizations and roles, including National Honor Society, Student Council, College Ambassador, and as a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership delegate. She graduated with a GPA of 3.78 on a 4.0 scale.


She has been a member of her youth group at church for eight years and participated in mission trips. She has been a teacher at a local Backyard Bible School during the summer months, as well as a high school tutor in mathematics and civics throughout all four years of high school. Since she was 10 years old, Ms. Askew volunteered at the local Church & Community Ministries organization, as well.


“Ms. Askew’s academic success and exceptional extracurricular involvement at Granville Central High School will set her up for success at UNC Charlotte this fall,” said Martha Wrenn of the Sam Perry Scholarship Committee. “We are confident that she has an exciting future ahead of her.”


About the Granville Health System Foundation

The mission of Granville Health System Foundation is to serve as a charitable resource for Granville Health System, supporting its commitment to providing quality health care to all citizens of the community, where they work and live. The Foundation builds support for GHS and provides financial resources to purchase new equipment, develop new services, maintain and improve facilities, and recruit new health professionals to Granville County. For more information about the Granville Health System Foundation, or to make an online contribution, please visit The Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.


About Granville Health System

For more than 97 years, Granville Health System has been delivering quality health care close to home. To meet the growing needs of our community, Granville Health System has expanded its services throughout Granville County, offering convenient access to medical care where you work and live. GHS received a number of national awards, including the Hospital of Choice Award which named Granville Health System as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. GHS also received the Community Value Index Five-Star Hospital Award, placing GHS in the top 20% of hospitals in the country in offering financial value to the communities served, while reinvesting back into facilities in order to provide for current and emerging health needs. Recently, Granville Health System was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The GHS main campus is located at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more information about Granville Health System visit GHS online at




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