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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.

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. 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 that must accompany the Scholarship Application:

  • Two letters of recommendation: one from your high school counselor, teacher or community leader attesting to the applicant’s academic performance and participation in extracurricular activities; and the last from a member of Eureka Grand Chapter, Prince Hall Order Eastern Star nominating you for the scholarship.
  • Three mandatory essays, two assigned topics and one essay with two options to choose from for the third required essay.

Please note the word limits for each essay.

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

Letter of Acceptance from an accredited college or university. Provide an official proof of registration by September 30th of the award year. 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.


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