Linda Pham

Linda Pham, a student at The Preuss School in San Diego, CA, received a 2011 Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship of $1,500 for college tuition.

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Linda was inspired to study medicine and become a doctor by her own father’s illness. She notes that because her father was her caregiver, she wanted to start taking care of him and others in need. Linda sought to do this by becoming a physician.

Linda is determined to give her full attention and care to all patients. She feels strongly she will graduate from college and enter medical school.

The scholarship is named for Susan Steelman Bragato, the co-founder of the first charter school in California and the founder of the California Network of Educational Charters (which was renamed the California Charter Schools Association in 2003). Sue was one the first Californians to recognize the need to build a strong network of support among charter school leaders statewide.