Granville Health System Foundation Donates $10,000 to Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund; Announces Award Increase to $1,000


OXFORD, NC (February 26, 2016) –  Since its beginning in 1984, the Granville Health System Foundation has served as a charitable resource for Granville Health System, working to improve the health and quality of life for the community. 

“It has been exciting to see the remarkable growth of the Foundation,” said Marshall Tanner, GHS Foundation Board member. “Our Board has worked hard to earn the community’s trust in regards to charitable giving.”

The Granville Health System Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund. The Foundation established the scholarship fund in honor of Sam Perry, a physician’s assistant (PA) whose specialized medical care earned him deep respect from both patients and peers throughout his career.

“Our board has practiced good financial stewardship by carefully managing our investments and working diligently to bring in new gifts,” said Gary Bowman, GHS Foundation Chairman. “This has placed our Foundation in a position to do more good for our community.”
The GHS Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship Program. The GHS Foundation will be awarding $1,000 to the scholarship recipient this year, which is an increase from the $500 awarded in previous years.

The scholarship will be awarded by the Foundation 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 clinical laboratory sciences, physical therapy, occupational therapy, radiological science, pharmacy, RN, BSN, ADN, LPN, dentistry and related careers, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner. 

The deadline for submitting applications is April 29, 2016. The Scholarship recipient will be selected by the Foundation Board in May 2016, using established criteria. A monetary award of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) will be paid toward the recipient's tuition in August 2016, upon verification of acceptance into an approved program. This is a one-time scholarship, but individuals may reapply for as many years as they are in school.

To obtain an application packet, please visit the GHS Foundation website online at or contact Erin Cashwell, Community Relations Specialist at Granville Health System at 919.690.2149.

Contributions to the scholarship fund can be made by contacting Scott Thomas, Administrative Director at Granville Health System, at 919.690.3459. Those wishing to contribute to the scholarship fund by mail can send contributions to the following address:

Granville Health System Foundation
Attn: Sam Perry Memorial Scholarship 
P.O. Box 947
Oxford, NC 27565

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 95 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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