Area of Study:Department of Education
The Reba Arnold Fitzgerald Education Scholarship is a memorial scholarship funded by her family for the purpose of encouraging students who are pursuing a career in teaching.
In 1930, 16-year-old freshman Reba Arnold was a student in the first classes of Bryan College. Her desire was to prepare for public school teaching. Since the newly opened college was not academically recognized for teacher certification, Reba dropped out after 2 years, but returned in 1956 and graduated in 1960. She taught in the schools of Rhea County for 22 years.
It is her family’s desire to honor her life by assisting students who will be trained with a Christian worldview, not for the purpose of evangelizing students, but instead for the purpose of modeling Christian principles in the classroom. The recipient of the Reba Arnold Fitzgerald (RAF) Education Scholarship will become a member of a community of RAF Scholars who mentor and encourage one another as they complete Bryan’s teacher preparation curriculum.
How to Apply:
Submit an essay of no more than 750 words conveying why you believe God is leading you into the education field before midnight on February 1st.
How to Submit Essay:
Bryan College Education Department
Attn: Jennifer Travis
721 Bryan Drive
Dayton, TN 37321