The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Mountain Lodge No. 19 (Lincolnton) recently presented two Catawba Valley Community College students with a scholarship through the CVCC Foundation, Inc. Established in memorial to beloved lodge members John Scott, Jr. and Joe Scott, Jr., the Odd Fellows Scholarship assists deserving CVCC students.
The scholarships were presented this year to Sha Powell Roseboro of Hickory and Joshua Lee Earl of Lincolnton.
Roseboro is enrolled in the Early Childhood Associate degree and works at Mt. Bethel Child Development Center. After graduation, she hopes to advance in her job and one day own a child development center.
Earl works at Carillon Assisted Living in Lincolnton where he is a personal care assistant. He is enrolled in the college transfer program and plans to transfer to a university to pursue educational credentials to become a physical therapist.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is an altruistic and benevolent fraternal organization founded on the North American Continent in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1819. The command of the Odd Fellows is to “visit the sick, relieve the distress, bury the dead and educate the orphans.”
Today, there are 10,000 lodges in approximately 26 countries. The U.S. headquarters is located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The mission of the CVCC Foundation, Inc. is to foster and promote the growth, progress, and welfare of CVCC. For more information on giving, contact Teresa Biggs, executive director of the CVCC Foundation, Inc., 828-327-7000, ext. 4288, firstname.lastname@example.org.