The Fray Family Charitable Trust

james-fray-lynchburg-va-obituaryJames B. Fray, and the Fray Family Charitable Trust

James Burks Fray was a resident of Campbell County his entire life and practiced law in the Village of Rustburg for thirty years.  He died on December 7, 2010 and by his will, created the Fray Family Charitable Trust.   

The Trust named the following people by virtue of their position as the Trustees – Sheriff, Superintendent of Schools, Director of Recreation, Director of the Health Department, Director of Public Safety, Director of Social Services and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.  

The Trust, formed in March of 2011, was created “to provide for the benefit, welfare, education and betterment of the present and future citizens of the County of Campbell, Virginia.”

Since the Trust has been created, more than $1 million has been awarded to deserving students, volunteer agencies and non-profit organizations to better the lives of Campbell County citizens.

The Fray Family Charitable Trust Education Scholarship


The scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to up to two (2) students from each Campbell County High School, two from the home school community and two from a private school who plans to further his/her education (i.e. technical school, community college, four-year college).


Funding for the student scholarships is provided by The Fray Family Charitable Trust.  Up to twelve (12) $5,000 scholarships (two from each high school, home school and private school) will be awarded to the applicants who best meet the stated criteria.  Each scholarship recipient will receive a certificate of the award.  A check in the amount of $5,000 will be mailed to the institution to be attended.


Eligible students must be a resident of Campbell County and graduating from a Campbell County High School, a home school or private school.  Any student applying for a scholarship must be entering college in the fall semester following high school graduation.

Scholarships awarded will be based on the following criteria:

  • Scholastic achievement (minimum 2.0 GPA) 
  • Financial need – Must provide one of the following:
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), most recent Family 1040 Form or Direct Certification Approval for Benefits – free and reduced lunch verification letter;
    • Community involvement; and
    • Three (3) letters of recommendations.


For students that would like to apply, please submit an application no later than April 1, and return to: Catherine Moore, Secretary of the Trust, via mail: P. O. Box 442, Rustburg, Virginia 24588 or e-mail to

The applicant must complete the application and return it along with a high school transcript, Student Aid Report (if the institution requires FAFSA), and supporting letters of recommendation by April 1.  

Once received, applications are reviewed by a Committee of the Board of Trustees for recommendation to the full Board of Trustees, and the student is notified of the award.


In the fall of each year, the Fray Family Charitable Trust considers funding applications from 501(c)(3) organizations eligible for grant funding in Campbell County.   The Trust provides that the funds are to be expended “for the benefit, welfare, education and betterment of the present and future citizens of Campbell County, Virginia”.  

Should you or your organization wish to submit a funding application, please see the attached funding package which must be submitted no later than September 1. 

Please be specific on how your project would serve the citizens of Campbell County; incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Contact Us

  1. The Fray Family Charitable Trust

    P. O. Box 442

    Rustburg, VA 24588 

    (434) 332-9619