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March 27, 2013

Warren Masonic Lodge gifts $15,000 for Blinn scholarship

Annual award will benefit students from Caldwell Independent School District

Warren Masonic Lodge #56

The Blinn College Foundation recently accepted a $15,000 gift from Warren Masonic Lodge #56 to establish an endowed scholarship benefitting students from Caldwell Independent School District.

The lodge, located in Caldwell, has been a strong supporter of higher education since it was established on Jan. 24, 1850. The Warren Masonic Lodge Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a student from Caldwell ISD with preference given to students with a Masonic connection.

“For generations, the Warren Masonic Lodge has provided tremendous support for local education, and they continue their tradition of dedicated public service with this new scholarship,” Foundation Director Joe Al Picone said. “We encourage students from Caldwell who are interested in attending Blinn College to apply for this scholarship beginning next year.”

A complete list of endowed scholarships available to Blinn students is available at: www.blinn.edu/CatalogPDF/Scholarships.pdf.

The Foundation supports programs and activities that enhance the quality of education for Blinn College students and expand the educational opportunities for the entire community. While raising funds is an important function, the Foundation also seeks to heighten community awareness of the mission and accomplishments of the college and to promote excellence in education.

For more information on the Foundation and its mission, contact Picone at jpicone@blinn.edu or 979-830-4159.

PHOTO – Blinn College Foundation Director Joe Al Picone (center) presents (from left) Junior Warden Peter Cook, Worshipful Master H.A. “Junior” Baron, Senior Warden David Williams and Past Master Lloyd Lesikar of the Warren Masonic Lodge with a plaque commemorating their establishment of a new endowed scholarship at Blinn College.