Last week, the Permanent Endowment Fund of Martha’s Vineyard learned that Margaret A. (Pinto) Yates, whose ties to the Island extended more than a century, bequeathed $1 million for a scholarship to be called the George R. Yates and Margaret A. Yates Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The endowment will award scholarships to graduates of Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, with a preference for students interested in pursuing higher education in health-related fields such as nursing and pharmacy, according to a press release.

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