Laurinburg family awards scholarship in son’s honor


by Maria D. Grandy - [email protected]



Maria D. Grandy | The 2016 recipients of the Brian Rush Educational Scholarship Fund are, from left Tyry’n Terry, Adriena McNeil, Leanne Brown, Thomas Martin, Megan Vanderhall and Terrance Davis.


LAURINBURG —Six Scotland High students received scholarships during the fifth annual Brian Rush Educational Scholarship Fund meet and greet held recently at Franklin A.M. E. Zion Church.

The scholarship recipients were: Tyry’n Terry, Adriena McNeil, Leanne Brown, Thomas Martin, Megan Vanderhall and Terrance Davis. The students met with Elwood and Bobbie Rush, founders and the parents of the late Brian Rush, who the scholarship is named after.

Each year the two hold the event to meet with the recipients of the scholarship and fellowship with them and their families.

Brian Rush graduated from Scotland High School in 2001 and attended North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro. He died July 3, 2010 at age 27 from cancer.

The family decided to create the scholarship in his memory to help a Scotland High senior with his or her higher education.

He was always the type of person to help. He would always tell me they only need a little help when talking about the students,” said Bobbie Rush.

She added it is not just her and husband behind the scholarship, but the whole community.

The scholarships are $500 each. Students must attend Scotland High and plan to attend a four year college or university.

They hope to be able to one day help other students besides Scotland High. Since the scholarship has been established there has been as many as 12 recipients in one year.

Funds are raised throughout the year by having car washes, bake and plate sales. The biggest fundraiser is the annual sweetheart banquet. Donations are also accepted.

Maria D. Grandy | The 2016 recipients of the Brian Rush Educational Scholarship Fund are, from left Tyry’n Terry, Adriena McNeil, Leanne Brown, Thomas Martin, Megan Vanderhall and Terrance Davis.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Rush-scholarship.jpgMaria D. Grandy | The 2016 recipients of the Brian Rush Educational Scholarship Fund are, from left Tyry’n Terry, Adriena McNeil, Leanne Brown, Thomas Martin, Megan Vanderhall and Terrance Davis.

by Maria D. Grandy

[email protected]

Reach Maria D. Grandy at 910-506-3171.

Reach Maria D. Grandy at 910-506-3171.

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