P.E.O. Sisterhood endows scholarship in honor of G.G. Bray at UofM Lambuth  

June 4, 2020 - The Tennessee Chapter Y of P.E.O. International Sisterhood in Jackson, Tenn., has  endowed the G.G. Bray Scholarship for women majoring in education at UofM Lambuth.

“We are very excited about PEO’s investment in education students at the Lambuth campus,” said Niles Reddick, dean of the Lambuth Campus. “This scholarship is particularly meaningful because it honors the much loved G.G. Bray, who was a staff member at Lambuth for many years along with her husband, former athletic director Dr. Charles ‘Pepper’ Bray.”

Applicants must be women pursuing a degree in education at UofM Lambuth. One or more scholarships per year may be granted. The amount of each is to be determined by the number of qualified applicants and the amount available in the fund. 

“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to P.E.O. International Sisterhood for its kind generosity and support as we work to recruit and prepare the next generation of teachers,” said Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke, dean of the College of Education.

Bray graduated from Lambuth College in 1962 with a BA in education. She taught at West Jackson Elementary and Lambuth Memorial Preschool, and served as director of First Presbyterian Playschool for 30 years. She also worked at the Learning Enrichment Center at Lambuth College for many years. 

Bray joined P.E.O. International Sisterhood in 1973 as a founding member of Tennessee Chapter Y in Jackson and served as Tennessee state president from 1994-95.

P.E.O. Sisterhood is a philanthropic organization committed to helping women pursue higher education.

Tax-deductible contributions may be mailed to P.E.O. Foundation, ATTN: GG Bray Scholarship, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312.