Scholarships

Susan Brennan with check

The Odd Fellows are dedicated to the philosophy that an educated society is essential to a healthy community. That’s why we host the concerts and public events that you have enjoyed over the years at the Odd Fellows Hall in Half Moon Bay.

When you make donations at our events, your dollars directly support our Scholarship Program, which for decades has helped locals who otherwise may have been denied post-secondary educational opportunities.

Help Us Help Others

Coastside youth are depending on us to meet their educational goals in 2021 and beyond.

We’re hoping to quickly raise $10,000 to retain five scholarships. Without these additional funds, we will have to cut our programs by half at a time when they are needed more than ever.

Tyler Vargas and mom with Susan Brennan and Judi Engel

Thank you for your donation to the Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund. The Scholarships are managed by the Youth Services Committee, and we are very grateful for your contribution.

carmenBecause of you, we were able to provide a scholarship to Carmen Altamirano, a LVN who now works in Covid Testing and Vaccine Services for Kaiser while studying to become a Registered Nurse.

Because of you, a talented young musician, Tyler Vargas, Half Moon Bay HS Senior, was helped along his path to study music after high school graduation. (photo above)

Because of you, we gave four $1000 scholarships to Half Moon Bay HS seniors to pursue their goals to pursue secondary education to prepare them for future employment.

Want to continue the success?

With thanks,
Susan E. Brennan
Chair, Youth Services Committee

 

The Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Lodge #143 is offering scholarships for students wishing to further their education after graduation from High School.

To be eligible for consideration, you must be:

  1. a resident of the Coastside Community (Montara to Pescadero);
  2. a student planning to attend an accredited college or university for the 2021 – 2022 academic year, or;
  3. a student planning to enroll in a certified program at an accredited trade school for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

Greetings, Odd Fellows! This is a later than planned report on the 2019-2020 scholarships awarded by the Youth Services Committee (YSC). As a result of you showing up and working at our concerts, clothing swap, raffles as well as your direct contributions, we donated a total of $13,000 to ten Half Moon Bay High School graduates and three scholars already attending college.

Our Scholarship Fund Mission

The Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund is based upon the conviction that an educated society is essential to a healthy democracy. The Half Moon Bay Odd Fellows Scholarship Fund, which has been in operation for over a decade, provides access to post-secondary education to members of our community who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals.

The Odd Fellows see higher education as a catalyst, an agent of change for individuals, families, communities, and nations. We envision a community that recognizes the importance of educational attainment and assures positive educational outcomes are accessible to all regardless of economic circumstance. In our community, doors will not be closed to those who lack financial resources, and post-secondary education will be available to all with the potential to succeed.

The All-Seeing Eye

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To us, the all-seeing eye represents the universal spiritual presence that is embodied in all of us as we do good work for our community, for our environment, and for all mankind.

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Our Address

Ocean View Lodge 143
526 Main Street
PO Box 712
Half Moon Bay
CA 94019

Phone: 650-712-0718