IOOF Board Scholarship Fund
The members of the W. & O. Homes Board of Trustees are happy to announce that ten (10) I.O.O.F. Board Scholarships are available this year. The awards are in the amount of $1,000 each and may be used at any college, university, or technical school within the State of Texas. They will be paid in two installments of $500 each for the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters.
Applications must be returned to the Grand Lodge Office no later than May 31, 2021. Applications not in the office of the Grand Secretary by that date will not be considered. An announcement of the scholarship recipients will be made after June 14th.
The members of the W. & O. Homes Board of Trustees are extremely grateful to the members who left funds for the education and training of worthy students. If you have any questions, please contact the Grand Lodge Office at 1-800-299-7438.
Deadline for applications: May 31, 2021
The B.J. Longshore Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Grand Lodge Executive Committee is pleased to announce that four (4) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 will be provided from the B. J. Longshore Memorial Fund for 2021. These scholarships may be used at any college, university, or technical school within the State of Texas.
The completed applications and corresponding information must be received in the Grand Lodge Office no later than May 31, 2021. The Grand Lodge Executive Committee will announce the winner of the scholarships as soon as possible after June 14th.
The members of the Grand Lodge Executive Committee are extremely grateful to our beloved brother, B. J. Longshore, for providing these scholarship opportunities. Please call the Grand Lodge Office at 1-800-299-7438, if you have any questions.
- High School Diploma or its Equivalent
- Planning to Attend a College, University, or Technical School in Texas.
- A Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Completion of Application Form
- Applications due by May 31, 2021
- Scholarship Announcements as soon as possible after June 14th.
Deadline for applications: May 31, 2021
Sovereign Grand Lodge Programs:
Below is abbreviated information.
Make a Donation to the Educational Foundation
Scholarship Programs Available
The Loan Program
It is required that applicants must be, or have a relative who is an active member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge. A student desiring a loan must write personally to the Executive Director for an application. A maximum of $16,000 can be borrowed for a complete course of four years or more. The maximum is $5,000 for one year of study. All applicants must be attending school halftime or more to be eligible. The method of lending is as follows:
Freshman year --------- $3,000
Sophomore year ------- $4,000
Junior year ---------- $4,000
Senior year ---------- $5,000
Email Educational Foundation Executive Director Kenneth Babb
for loan application.
Ingstrom Trust Regional Scholarship
The regional scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. $3,000.00 is awarded annually to a student in each of 15 Regions of the US & Canada.
To apply for the Ingstrom Trust Regional Scholarship click on the Application link
Charles J. & Christine Wirz Scholarship
The Wirz scholarships are based on Financial Need, Scholarship and Leadership. Usually, two $2,000.00 scholarships are awarded annually to students without regard to Order affiliation.
To apply for the Charles J. & Christine Wirz Scholarship click on the Application link
Christine Smith Graduate Studies Scholarship
The scholars who receive the $15,000.00 Christine Smith Graduate Studies Scholarships conduct critical inquiry and evaluation that impacts the disadvantaged and underserved, becoming highly trained professionals working in the area of social intervention after completing a specialized program at the masters or doctoral level addressing the needs of society relating to Children & Family issues.
Email the Educational Foundation Executive Director Kenneth Babb
Continuing Education Career Enrichment Grants
The Educational Foundation, IOOF endorses career development by supporting members who wish to enroll in continuing education courses in job related fields, or for enrollment in continuing education courses in a new field to further their occupational goals. Grant funds will be awarded as an incentive for individual growth and development.
To apply for the Continuing Education Career Enrichment Grants click on the Application link
Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology Scholarship
The Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology scholarships are based on Financial Need and Leadership. $1,000.00 is awarded to eligible students annually.
To apply for the Odd Fellows & Rebekahs Vocational Technology Scholarship click on the Application link.
Glenn Coursey Agriculture Scholarship
Students who have completed one semester in college in an agriculture field and have an average to above average academic record. They must show a need for financial assistance, demonstrate leadership ability, be enrolled in an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technology school and pursue a career in agriculture.
To apply for the Glenn Coursey Agriculture Scholarship click on the Application link