Linda I. Rader Scholarship Fund
Linda I. Rader taught at Grier Elementary From 1958 – 1964 and at Gardner Park Elementary from 1964 – 1987. From 1988 until her death in 2003, she was the staff development director for Gaston County Schools. Mrs. Rader believed in the concept of social justice whether it be the amount of money per classroom student or equal representation for all regardless of gender, ethnicity, race or social status. Linda was a tireless worker on behalf of all people who worked in education, whatever position, at the local, state, and national levels. Mrs. Rader’s last will and testament bequeathed a scholarship fund to Gaston College so that others may be given the gift of an education. This general scholarship is open to students in any program of study with preference given to Early Childhood Education or Teacher preparation program.