The widow of a former Florida Senate President has endowed a scholarship at the University of North Florida to fund need-based and merit scholarships.
Catherine Brantleys gift of $250,000 to UNF established the Catherine and Lewis Brantley Endowed Scholarship Fund. The donation is eligible for matching funds from the state and will bring the total to $375,000.
Lew Brantley, who died in 2004, was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he served for four years, and then to the Florida Senate in 1970. He served as president of the Senate from 1976 to 1978. He also served on the UNF Foundation Board from 1975 to 1978.
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