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Lovejoy Graduate Studies Scholarships awarded to 36

The Hatton Lovejoy Graduate Studies Fund Committee of Fuller E. Callaway Foundation recently announced the award of scholarship grants totaling $267,600 to 36 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, who 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 the degrees they are seeking: 

Carrie Blankenship, LaGrange College, education specialist 

Jacob Boccucci, Medical College of Georgia, medical doctor

Elly Brown, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, masters in theology

Maggie Brown, University of Mississippi, education specialist

William Carson, University of West Georgia, master of Science in Nursing 

Clay Dodson, Georgia Institute of Technology, masters in mechanical engineering

Christa Evans, University of Mississippi, Juris Doctorate

Zach Giddens, University of North Georgia, masters in kinesiology

Donte Gilbert, Liberty University, Doctorate in education

Vacher Hammett, LaGrange College, masters in education

Amy Hicks, Valdosta State University, masters in education

Taylor Livingston, University of St. Augustine, doctorate of occupational therapy

Lauren Lovin, Georgia Institute of Technology, masters in analytics

Ryan McArthur, University of West Georgia, master of science in nursing

Brad Miller, LaGrange College, masters in education

Hunter Milliman, Samford University, Juris Doctorate

Ashley Murphy, Auburn University, doctorate of pharmacy

Jake Murphy, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, master of divinity

Jud Newman, Columbus State University, masters in education

Anna-Maria Palma, University of West Georgia, masters in speech pathology

John Parker, Medical College of Georgia, medical doctor

James Pope, Mercer University, doctor of physical therapy

Trinton Prater, University of Iowa, masters in composition music theory

Thomas Prater, Mary Baldwin University, masters in fine arts

Kolby Sanchez, LaGrange College, masters in mental health counseling 

Traveria Sewell, Liberty University, doctorate in education

Canon Skinner, University of West Georgia, masters in education

Morgan Skinner, Georgia Southern University, masters in communication sciences

Bridget Smith, LaGrange College, education specialist

Caitlin Snyder, LaGrange College, masters in education

Karsin Spinks, University of Louisville, doctorate of audiology

Caroline Templeton, Auburn University, master of accountancy

Caroline Todd, University of Virginia, masters in education

Katie Trent, LaGrange College, masters in education

Ryan West, Brigham Young University, masters in computer science

Michelle Williams, University of Massachusetts, master of public health. 

The graduate studies scholarship grants were open to any person enrolled or accepted in any accredited post graduate program of study. First preference is given to children of former employees of Callaway Mills who graduated from high school in Troup County, Georgia, (LaGrange, Hogansville and West Point, Georgia) and who currently live in Troup County, Georgia. Second preference was given to those who currently live in Troup County, Georgia who graduated from high school in Troup County, Georgia. Third preference was given to those who have been employed or lived in Troup County, Georgia 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. 

The scholarship fund is administered by a committee consisting of Ellen Hudson Harris, Joyce Morgan-Young and Tripp Penn.