Farmville Lodge #41 Presents Scholarships And Awards
Published 11:09 am Thursday, June 11, 2015
Annually, in conjunction with Colonial Farm Educational Foundation, Inc., Farmville Lodge #41 AF & AM offers the Kenneth B. Worthy Memorial Scholarship to a deserving Prince Edward County student who attends one of the three schools in the County of Prince Edward. Additionally, the Lodge offers a scholarship on its own, and uses the same criteria for both. This year, the scholarships were for $1,500 and $250 respectively
On May 18, members of Farmville Lodge #41 AF & AM had as their guests at their stated communication, two graduating seniors, one from Fuqua School and one from Prince Edward County High School, who were recipients of the Colonial Farm Educational Foundation, Inc. scholarship, the Farmville Lodge local scholarships and the prestigious Grand Lodge of Virginia Scholarship. The scholarship program of the Grand Lodge of Virginia AF & AM provides scholarships, fellowships and other forms of financial assistance to deserving men and women from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The award is for $1,000 and is renewable for four years depending upon the availability of funds and satisfactory academic performance and continuing need.
Katarina Elise Gebauer, daughter of Paula Parkhurst of Farmville was named the local recipient of one of the Grand Lodge Scholarships as well as the recipient of the Kenneth B. Worthy Memorial Scholarship of Farmville Lodge #41. She will attend the University of Richmond.
Hunter Matthew Tyler, son of Harold and Karen Tyler of Burkeville, was awarded the local Farmville Lodge $250 Scholarship. Tyler will attend Longwood University
Additional awards were presented by Farmville Lodge to Ruth Murphy, president of Fuqua School, and Mrs. Paula Parkhurst, student advisor of Fuqua. Both were presented with the coveted Grand Lodge of Virginia AF & AM Community Builder’s Award by the Worshipful Master John H. Butler. The award is designed to recognize and show appreciation for outstanding community oriented achievements of non-masons who reside and work in our communities. The award is requested from the Grand Lodge by the local lodge and demonstrates that they are proud of the recipients good works and are happy that they are personally instrumental in making our community a better place to live, work and play.
The award reads in part, “In recognition of Outstanding Service to the Community, this award is given and heartfelt gratitude is expressed for significant efforts towards making the community a better place in which to live.” It is signed by the Grand Master of Masons in Virginia.