VIP Self Storage is built on a foundation of giving back to the community. Owners Bill and Jo-Ann Vandergriff have made it their mission to invest in education, local organizations and initiatives in Southeastern New Mexico and beyond. From establishing scholarships at various universities, to volunteering at local events such as Adopt-A-Highway, the Vandergriffs and VIP Self Storage are proud active members of the Carlsbad, Artesia, Eunice, and other communities. Learn how you can get involved, apply for or help contribute to current scholarships, and more, below.
PACKS FOR HUNGER
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Packs for Hunger provides a backback filled with pantry food items for students in the Carlsbad, New Mexico area. VIP Self Storage is proud to participate in the effort to combat hunger relief in our local community.
MARINE CORP FOUNDATION: TOYS FOR TOTS
Carlsbad, New Mexico
VIP Self Storage proudly donates a Dust Control Unit for storage and a volunteer wrapping station.
INVESTING IN EDUCATION
THE CARLSBAD FOUNDATION
Carlsbad, New Mexico
VIP Self Storage is proud to contribute funding to The Carlsbad Foundation in support of providing Milo the robot as part of the robots4autism program at Carlsbad ISD.
VIP Self Storage Endowed Scholarship
New Mexico State University Carlsbad | Carlsbad, New Mexico
Established in 2017 by Bill and Jo-Ann Vandergriff, this Endowed Scholarship makes 4 equal awards to NMSU Carlsbad students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours, are residents of Eddy County, NM, and who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.9. Preference is given to students who have a gap in their education between high school and college. Recipients must have declared a major in the following disciplines: Nursing (at least 1 scholarship award), Manufacturing Sector Development Program (at least 1 scholarship award), and any Degree or Certification Program.
NMSU students can apply for the VIP Self Storage Scholarship through Scholar Dollar$, by clicking HERE
The Bill and Jo-Ann Vandergriff LVN Scholarship
South Plains College | Lubbock, Levelland, and Plainview, TX
The Bill and Jo-Ann Vandergriff LVN Scholarship at South Plains College was established in 2020. Four endowed scholarships will be awarded to students in the one-year Licensed Vocational Nursing program, which prepares students for the Texas Board of Nursing licensing exam. The scholarships will be awarded to two students at the Reese Center Campus in Lubbock, Texas, one student at the Levelland Campus, and one student at the Plainview Campus.
Jo-Ann McCullar Vandergriff Scholarship
The University of Mississippi Medical Center | Jackson, Mississippi
The Vandergriffs established this endowed scholarship in 2015 to help students in the School of Nursing achieve their career goals and improve health care in Mississippi. The scholarship provides tuition assistance for students in the Accelerated BSN program, which is unique in that it provides a fast-track approach for individuals with a bachelor's degree in another field who want to pursue a new career path in nursing. Many are adults with families who are leaving full-time jobs to return to school and may have a greater need for financial support. Jo-Ann is an alumna of the UM School of Nursing and has led a dedicated career in healthcare. Learn more here.
Jo-Ann McCullar Vandergriff Nusing Scholarship Endowment
The 'W' Mississippi University for Women | Jackson, Mississippi
The Vandergriffs challenged the The W to provide $250,000 in scholarship opportunities to nursing students. When the goal was met, the couple generously matched the donation to establish this endowed scholarship. They hope to encourage other donors to add to the fund in order to help provide more and more scholarship opportunities each year. Learn more here.
The Bill Vandergriff Scholarship
The University of Utah | Salt Lake City, Utah
Bill Vandergriff earned a master's degree from the David Eccles School of Business' military outreach program while serving as an Army Officer in a nuclear missile unit in Germany. The Bill Vandergriff Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student with an interest in Human Resources or Self Storage.
The Bill & JoAnn Vandergriff Business Scholarship Endowment
The University of Tennessee | Knoxville, Tennessee
This endowed scholarship is awarded each academic year to several students pursuing a career path in Finance or other Degrees in the Haslam College of Business. The scholarship is awarded in both Fall and Spring semesters.