25 Students to Receive Scholarships for College from LifeSpire of Virginia, the VBH Foundation

The LifeSpire of Virginia and the Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation leadership teams are pleased to announce the 2023 scholarship recipients. A total of $25,000 was awarded to 25 deserving individuals. The scholarships are funded by the Employee Education Fund.

The fund provides financial assistance for deserving team members towards two-and four-year higher education degrees. Support is awarded with grants for college-bound team members, and their children and grandchildren.

2023 Scholarship Recipients

The Chesapeake

  • Janyla Gatling, daughter of Lawshawta Roberts, Housekeeping
  • Emily Holden, Nursing
  • Macie Morings, Health Care
  • Dylan Simmons, son of Beverly Simmons, Health Care
  • Emma Thomas, daughter of Amy Thomas, Health Care

The Culpeper

  • Nina Ashison, daughter of Grace Nortey, Nursing
  • Aaron Bostian, CNA
  • Michael Fredericks, son of Elizabeth Fredericks, Memory Care
  • Jordan Heddings, CNA
  • Armani Hoffman, son of Theresa Lewis, Nursing
  • Destinee Hoffman, daughter of Theresa Lewis, Nursing
  • Teresa Lewis, CNA
  • Maylasia Simmons, daughter of Shadelle Simmons, Dietary

The Glebe

  • Brennan Corell, Dining
  • Ethan McKenzie, Dining
  • Heather Roberts, CNA
  • Carter Smith, Dining


  • Isaiah Bolden, son of Dorothy Connor, Nursing
  • Anmanat Boparai, daughter of Pearl Kaur, Transportation
  • Ava Brown, Dining
  • Cadence Goodnight, Dining
  • Jasmine Johnson, Dining
  • Jake Kazzie, Dining
  • Kala McGehee, Dining


  • Ryenne Flood, daughter of Marjetta Flood, Assisted Living

The VBH Foundation’s Employee Education Fund provides awards on an annual basis. The fund relies on the generosity of donors for sustainability. The LifeSpire team is grateful for the kindness of residents, families and colleagues who give to the Foundation to assist team members financially with scholarships and crisis awards. To learn more about the programs providing support to team members, visit https://lifespireliving.org/give/employee-support/