Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Scholarship Series Part 6: The woman behind the scholarship Grace Agate

As an Epsilon state founder, Grace served as the first Epsilon State President. The following biennium she held the office of Corresponding Secretary. Grace served in many state and national positions. She was National First VP (1937-1940), served on the Board of Directors of the Bulletin, and was honored with the National Achievement Award (1936-1939). Grade was instrumental in compiling the Epsilon State Histories, along with the Pioneer Women Teachers of Louisiana. During WWII Grace attained the rank of Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol. The Grace Agate Scholarship was established in 1942 as a Summer School Stipend but is presently awarded for any semester. This scholarship is to be used for graduate study at LSU.

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