Barbara and John Bragg Endowed Scholarship

Barbara and John Bragg

Type: Endowed

Donor: Barbara and John Bragg

Established: 2007

Barbara and John Bragg were married on June 3, 1963.  Barbara was raised in Farmington, Arkansas while John grew up in Fayetteville.  John graduated from the University of Arkansas, and Barbara graduated from John Brown University.  She remembers her family taking weekend drives to Siloam Springs and driving through the campus.  She decided as a child that she would attend JBU.  Barbara spent her career as an elementary school teacher, while John worked as a rural mail carrier and a farmer.  They have 2 daughters, Gladys Strickland and Becky Hall, and 3 grandsons: Jonathan Strickland, Austin Hall, and Eric Hall.  When asked why she was interested in supporting students with an endowed scholarship, Barbara replied, "I had to work when I attended JBU.  I know what it means to have someone willing to help financially.  I want to return the favor."  The Bragg's desire for this scholarship was to help provide financial assistance for students majoring in Elementary Education.  These students will then educate the youth of our country to be sincere Christian witnesses.

John passed away in 2012 and Barbara in 2014, but their legacy lives on.