Congratulations to senior Beatriz Arias who was selected for the 2013 Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship from the California Charter Schools Association. Congratulations on this accomplishment!
The scholarship is named in honor of Susan Steelman Bragato, the co-founder of the first charter school in California and the founder of the California Network of Educational Charters (which was renamed the California Charter Schools Association in 2003). Sue was one of the first people to recognize the importance of building a strong network of support among charter school leaders statewide. Sue also organized the first California Charter Schools Conference. Sue died in 2005 after a battle with breast cancer. In honor of her unprecedented contribution to the charter school movement, the Association named this scholarship for her.
This scholarship is awarded to five graduating seniors from a charter high school that is a member of the California Charter Schools Association. It goes to applicants who have a scholastic record that reflects the ability to succeed at a college or university level. This scholarship is intended to help you reach your educational goals and can be applied toward any education-related costs, including textbooks, lab fees, uniforms, and any other fees associated with their studies.