Each year, the UBE, Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray Chapter Supports:
- Local projects
- UBE Regional and National Conferences
- Diocesan Commissions and Committees Leadership
- The George F. Bragg Scholarship Fund
- Absalom Jones Commemoration
THE BRAGG SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Diocese of Maryland
The Rev. George Freeman Bragg, first African American Priest in the Diocese of Maryland, started a boarding school, The Maryland Home for Friendless Colored Children, in 1899. The school was sold to the city of Baltimore in 1949. With the proceeds from the sale of the school in 1950, a scholarship fund was established in honor of Rev. Bragg. The scholarship was designated for students of African Descent in the Diocese of Maryland. The Diocese of Maryland manages the funds for the scholarship, and scholarships have been awarded continually since 1950.
The Bragg Scholarship Board (BSB) administers the scholarships and meets several times a year to select students who have been accepted in colleges or universities. The BSB notifies parishes within the Diocese of Maryland of the deadline for filing the scholarship application. The new applicants must submit an application to the Board’s Bragg Scholarship Committee (BBSC) by May 31st of each year.
To qualify for an undergraduate scholarship, the student entering college must have an overall high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, is an active parish member, and recommended for the scholarship by the parish priest. The student must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in order to continue to receive the scholarship, which is a maximum of four years. The BBSC interviews each student who meets the requirement criteria, and scholarships are awarded in June of each year.