The California Charter Schools Association is proud to award $1,500 college scholarships to five deserving charter high school graduates at Association member schools. The scholarship is named for Susan Steelman Bragato, the co-founder of the first charter school in California, a founder of this conference and the founder of the California Network of Educational Charters (which was renamed the California Charter Schools Association in 2003). Sue was one the first Californians to recognize the need to build a strong network of support among charter school leaders statewide. After battling breast cancer, Sue died in 2005. In honor of her unprecedented contribution to the charter school movement, the Association named this scholarship in her memory.