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Eva McGehee, $40,000 Bragg Scholarship Recipient
Photo Credit: Ali Johnson

PRESS RELEASE – May 19, 2017

Fluvanna County High School is pleased to announce recipients of the Paul W. Bragg Scholarship. Established by Mr. Bragg’s will, and managed by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, the scholarship is meant, “to provide undergraduate college assistance based on both need and merit to graduates of Fluvanna County High School.”
Paul W. Bragg was a life-long resident of Fluvanna County, Virginia. He was born in Fluvanna in 1916 and lived his entire life in the family home on Middle Ford Road, where he died at age 87 on October 9, 2003. Mr. Bragg was a hard-working farmer, and he saved and invested wisely during his long life. He bequeathed the bulk of his considerable estate to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and directed the Foundation to establish a scholarship fund to benefit young people graduating from Fluvanna County High School.

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and the Paul W. Bragg Scholarship Fund Advisory Committee are dedicated to carrying out Mr. Bragg’s wishes in perpetuity. The Foundation manages the Bragg Scholarship Fund as part of its permanent endowment and each year notifies the Committee as to how much income is available to provide for scholarships in that year. The Committee then selects recipients from among that year’s applicants. Since the first scholarship was first awarded in 2006, there have been 143 recipients and over one million dollars in awards. These recipients have attended Georgetown, University of New Mexico, University of South Carolina, Carnegie Mellon University, Oberlin College & Conservatory, McGill University, Vanderbilt, JMU, Lynchburg College, Mary Washington, PVCC, UVA, Virginia Tech, VCU, William and Mary, Longwood, Shenandoah, Tulane, Johnson and Wales, VMI, Liberty, University of Richmond, Amherst, and Christopher Newport. This year $124,500 in new scholarship money was available to members of the Class of 2017. One $40,000 scholarship- payable over four years, four $10,000 scholarships, six $5,000 scholarships, seven $2,000 scholarships, and one $500 scholarships were announced at the awards night in May 18, 2017.

The Class of 2017 Bragg Scholarship Recipients are:

$40,000 — Eva McGehee, Georgetown University

$10,000 — Sophia Kershner, University of Virginia

$10,000 — Harrison Lee, Carnegie Mellon University

$10,000 — Owen Leitzel, Virginia Tech

$10,000 — Andrew Stevens, Shenandoah University

$5,000 — Cyan Coates, Bridgewater College

$5,000 — Madeline Dunn, University of New Mexico

$5,000 — Onae Harris, James Madison University

$5,000 — Nicole Kent, University of South Carolina

$5,000 — Morgan Milburn, College of William and Mary

$5,000 — Renee Milligan, Oberlin College & Conservatory

$2,000 — Emily Baker, James Madison University

$2,000 — Victoria Belew, Liberty University

$2,000 — Thomas Carr, Virginia Commonwealth University

$2,000 — Renee Custer, Shenandoah University

$2,000 — Blake Haislip, Virginia Tech

$2,000 — Conner Reilly, McGill University, Schulich School of Music

$2,000 — Jack Stanke, George Mason University

$500 — Emily Graves, Piedmont Virginia Community College

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