The Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies Fund Committee of Fuller E. Callaway Foundation on Thursday announced the award of scholarship grants totaling $174,500 to 20 outstanding graduate school students from this area.
Funds for the graduate scholarships were provided by a bequest in the will of Fuller E. Callaway III, wo died in 1971. Scholarship grants under the program vary according to the cost of attendance of the individual applicants and are renewable based on the applicant’s satisfactory academic performance.
The students, graduate schools they will attend and degrees they are seeking are:
Kathryn Berman, Georgia Regents University, physician assistant.
Julia Bradford, Valdosta State University, master of speech pathology.
Sara Burek, University of West Georgia, master of business administration.
Randyl Cochran, University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD health services.
Greta Cork, Columbus State University, master of community counseling.
Julie Farr, University of South Alabama, nurse practitioner.
Malone Galster, Georgia Tech, master of prosthetics/orthotics.
Jason Graham, Columbus State University, education specialist.
Tiffany Graham, LaGrange College, education specialist.
Rohan Gupta, Georgia Regents University, medical doctor.
Heather Heath, University of West Georgia, master of accounting.
Ben Higgins, University of New England, doctor of dental medicine.
Callie Hill, South University, nurse practitioner.
Caylor Johnson, Georgia Regents University, medical doctor.
Zack Ogles, Auburn University, PhD philosophy.
Amber McWhorter, LaGrange College, education specialist.
Emily Prestridge, Georgia Southern University, master of accounting.
David Sellman, Georgia Regents University, medical doctor.
Kelly Veal, Auburn University, PhD counselor education.
Crystal Yarbrough, Georgia State University, doctor of physical therapy.
The graduate studies scholarship grants were open to any person enrolled or accepted in any accredited post graduate program of study.
First preference was given to children of former employees of Callaway Mills who graduated from high school in Troup County and who currently live in Troup County. Second preference was given to those who currently live in Troup County and graduated from high school in Troup County. Third preference was given to those who have been employed or lived in Troup County for the last five years or more and can demonstrate a likelihood of employment in Troup County after completion of the graduate degree. For those students within two years of completing their undergraduate degree or graduate degree, if consecutive, residency within Troup County is based on the residency of their parent or guardian.
In accordance with the terms of Mr. Callaway’s will, the Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies Fund was established in memory of the late Hatton Lovejoy, a prominent LaGrange attorney.
At the time of his death in April 1964, Lovejoy was chairman of the Board of Trustees of Callaway Foundation Inc., a member of the Board of Directors of Callaway Mills Company and vice president of the Fuller E. Callaway Foundation.
Fuller E. Callaway III was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fuller E. Callaway Jr. and father of Mark Clayton Callaway.
The scholarship fund is administered by a committee consisting of Ellen Hudson Harris, Joyce Morgan-Young and H. Speer Burdette III.