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High School Seniors to Receive Scholarship in Legend's Name

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A celebration will be held Saturday night to honor a late Charlottesville legend and help students afford the cost of college. 

Grace Tinsley was the first African-American woman on Charlottesville's School Board and was known as a local leader. After she died in 2006, community members started an annual fundraiser to celebrate her life and achievements. This year, four Charlottesville high school seniors will receive a scholarship in Tinsley's name. 

"She knew the power of a college education.  so with the cost of tuition getting so high, she thought even if we can give $1,500, $2,000  - which is what our  scholarships are at, $2,000, to several CHS graduates, it makes it easier for them to A. get into college because and B. there's less money to pay back," said Russ Lindsen, co-chair of the Grace Tinsley Scholarship Committee.

The scholarship bash will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Elks Club Lodge. Tickets are $35 at the door.

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