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Nellie B. Lofthouse Assistance Fund, Inc. Scholarship Criteria

The Nellie B. Lofthouse Assistance Fund was established to provide young men and women with financial assistance in pursuit of higher education.

Recipients will be chosen based on their high school academic record and indication of character and leadership in the community. They will be selected by the Nellie B. Lofthouse Student Assistance Fund Scholarship Committee.

 In 2019, under the administration of Grand Worthy Matron Diane J. Smith and Grand Worthy Patron Marvin E. Williams, The Nellie B. Lofthouse Assistance Fund became a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit subsidiary of Eureka Grand Chapter. It was specifically organized to:

Nellie B. Lofthouse Student Assistance Fund Scholarship

The Nellie B. Lofthouse Student Assistance Fund continues to this day as an integral part of the organization’s mission. Scholarship financial aid ranges from $500.00 to $150,000. Since the NBL Student Assistance Fund’s inception, hundreds of young adults seeking higher education have benefited from the Fund.

Scholarship Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizen of the United States.
  • High School/GED Equivalency Diploma; under 21 years of age.
  • Acceptance at an accredited college or university in pursuit of a Baccalaureate or Associate Degree at the time the award is presented. Acceptance to an online institution is currently not applicable.

Applicants must submit the following documentation must accompany the Scholarship Application:

  • Letter of Acceptance from an accredited college or university.
  • Three letters of recommendation: one from your high school counselor/teacher; one from the community attesting to the applicant’s participation or extracurricular activities; and the last from a member of Eureka Grand Chapter, Prince Hall Order Eastern Star nominating you for the scholarship.
  • One-page essay (500 words). Essay topic corresponds to the student’s matriculated status at the time of the application.

Upon receiving notification of receiving the scholarship award from the Nellie B. Lofthouse Scholarship Committee, the Awardee must complete the following:

  • Provide an official proof of registration by September 30, 2020. Failure to provide this documentation by the due date will result in forfeiture of your scholarship award.

A letter of intent will be made to the Awardee prior to distribution of funds. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.

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