Jim Hall has lived in the Fredericksburg area for 40 years and had a long career at The Free Lance-Star and as an adjunct professor at the University of Mary Washington. His son is a graduate of Mary Washington and his wife works in the UMW Office of University Relations. Jim created a scholarship in honor of his parents, Earl and Mary Hall. Earl graduated from the eighth grade and Mary graduated from high school, and they valued education so much that they helped all six of their children graduate from college. Jim hopes this scholarship will support a deserving student from the Fredericksburg region pursue his/her dreams of attending college.