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Jeb Bush to pick up award, $250,000

Jeb Bush has been awarded one of 4 Bradley Prizes by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

The group says the award will be presented May 11 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Each award carries a stipend of $250,000.

 "Governor Bush has been at the forefront of education reform,” said Michael W. Grebe, president and Chief Executive Officer of the Bradley Foundation. "“During his administration and since, Florida students have made incredible gains.  He has also been a vocal advocate for school choice."

The selection was based on nominations solicited from more than 200 prominent individuals across the country and chosen by a Selection Committee, which included Terry Considine, Pierre S. du Pont, Martin Feldstein, Robert P. George, Michael W. Grebe (Bradley Prizes Committee Chair), Charles Krauthammer,  Dianne J. Sehler, Abigail Thernstrom and George F. Will. 

The foundation says its "devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles and values that sustain and nurture it.  "