The Bear O'Bryan Scholarship Fund
The Bear O'Bryan Scholarship Fund was founded to honor Gregory "Bear" O'Bryan, a beloved teacher and role model for thirty-three summers at North Carolina Governor's School East (GSE). Mr. O'Bryan, who taught literature and creative writing at GSE, is remembered for encouraging his students to think critically and "dig deeper" into the books he assigned.
His unapologetic passion for learning was contagious for all those who studied underneath him. From Shakespeare to "Death of a Salesman," Mr. O'Bryan gifted his students with an uncensored appreciation for written word, teaching them to find their own way and form their own opinions.
The Bear O'Bryan Scholarship Fund carries on Mr. O'Bryan's love for learning by providing financial assistance to eligible incoming students at Governor's School East.