Warren Masonic Lodge donates over $15,000 for second Blinn scholarship
Caldwell ISD students to benefit from new endowed scholarship
May 11, 2018
The Blinn College Foundation recently accepted a $15,280 gift from Warren Masonic Lodge #56 to establish a new endowed scholarship benefitting Caldwell Independent School District students.
Warren Masonic Lodge #56 established its first endowed scholarship in 2013, awarded to one student from Caldwell ISD each year. With the addition of this year’s donation, two students from Caldwell ISD will receive Warren Masonic Lodge Endowed Scholarships each year.
“We are grateful for the Warren Masonic Lodge’s continued generosity to the students in their local community,” said Sam Sommer, Chair of the Blinn Foundation Board of Directors. “It’s exciting that more students from Caldwell attending Blinn will benefit from scholarships set up exclusively for them.”
Located in Caldwell, the lodge has been a strong supporter of higher education since it was established in 1850.
“We want to help students who didn’t make the top 10 percent in their class, but want to go to college and choose Blinn,” said Larry Pruett, Chairman of the Warren Masonic Lodge Scholarship Committee. “Blinn College gives these students a great start in higher education.”
The scholarship funds were generated through donations from lodge members and fundraising efforts, including an annual golf tournament.
“We wanted to benefit people from our area in Caldwell, and a lot our students go to Blinn,” said Donny Baron, Sr., Warren Masonic Lodge Treasurer. “Our hope is to see these students get a good college start, and with this donation more will be able to benefit.”
Applications for the Warren Masonic Lodge scholarships are available through Caldwell ISD.
The Blinn Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization designed to provide financial support for programs and activities that enhance the quality of education for Blinn College students and expand educational opportunities for the entire community. The Foundation supports the College by generating private and corporate gifts for scholarships, academic programs, student activities, campus buildings, and special events.
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