CBGS Education Foundation Scholarships


Each year, the CBGS Education Foundation awards a scholarship to one student at each campus of the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School

The Dr. Eric David Lund Memorial Scholarship – Bowling Green Campus

The Dr. Eric David Lund Memorial Scholarship for $500 was established in memory of Dr. Lund by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. David Lund. Dr. Lund was a Chemistry teacher for five years at the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School – Bowling Green Campus. He also taught Foundations of Science and assisted students in the area of Statistics. Prior to coming to CBGS Dr. Lund was a research associate at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester, VA.

Whenever I refer to CBGS as a group, I always say my CBGS family. The classmates that stood beside me throughout my CBGS years are the people who I can be the most me. My CBGS classmates are the pals who will always be there for me and each other.  They all individually have taught me lessons that I will forever keep close to my heart; but, the one lesson where they all have taught me is to always stay true to yourself. At CBGS, no one is judged or looked upon for being themselves, and I find great beauty in that since it is quite rare.

Sofia Harrison

2021 Recipient, Johns Hopkins University

The Sherry Pettyjohn Scholarship – Glenns Campus

Through the generosity of the CBGS Foundation, a scholarship has been established in the name of longtime teacher, Ms. Sherry Pettyjohn, to be awarded to a Glenns Campus graduating senior.

Sherry Pettyjohn chose to pursue teaching as a profession after her high school science teachers awakened a love for the field. While attending Colby College, Ms. Pettyjohn’s Economics professor commented that the purpose of undergraduate professors was not simply  to “cover the curriculum” but instead to make the class so interesting and fun that students would want to choose the subject as their major. She took this comment to heart, and has worked to make her classes both challenging and fun as well as to convey her love for the subject to her students.

Ms. Pettyjohn earned her B.A. in 1971 from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Art. She earned her Master’s of Arts in Teaching in 1975 from Seton Hall (New Jersey). Her 40+ year career spanned both public and private schools, with 16 years at CBGS.

I have always considered myself to be a hard worker and devoted person in school, and this program and my CBGS teachers have taught me to never give up and to achieve my goals.  I want to thank the teachers and administrators at Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for pushing me every day and shaping me into becoming a dedicated person to my schooling, environment, and community.

Katie Brooke

2021 Recipient, Old Dominion University

The Randy Brown Memorial Scholarship – Warsaw Campus

Through the generosity of the CBGS Foundation, a scholarship has been established in the name of longtime teacher, Ms. Randy Brown, to be awarded to a Warsaw Campus graduating senior.

Ms. Randy Brown was the embodiment of excellence in education for the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck for over 40 years. She graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1967 and earned her Master’s from VCU in 1990. As a teacher of mathematics, Randy taught with a no-nonsense rigor that challenged students to rise to their personal best and become truly educated. Randy maintained a deep sense of humor, an incredible sense of style, and a genuine love of her profession and her students. When alumni from Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School return for visits, they simply state, “I had Ms. Brown,” with a look of strong confidence on their faces that they wear as a badge of achievement.

Ms. Brown passed away in 2013, but her work at CBGS stands as an inspiration to students and to teachers. Randy touched many minds and hearts in her impressive career, and her memory will continue to inspire generations through her teaching legacy and shining spirit.

My time at CBGS has been nothing short of the highlight of my high school experience, and I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of such an unforgettable school and to have studied alongside so many unforgettable people.”  Additionally, she shared, “Being a member of a governor’s school has taught me the importance of surrounding yourself with likeminded peers

Maggie Collins

2021 Recipient, The University of Virginia