Behold, how good and how pleasant
it is for brethren to dwell together
in unity!

King David Lodge #100, P.H.A.                                                                                                                                                                                             Chicago, Illinois


Doty E. Nash Educational Assistance Fund


The brothers of King David Lodge #100, a subordinate lodge of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, State of Illinois and its Jurisdiction, are proud to announce its first annual Doty E. Nash Educational Assistance Scholarship.  Doty E. Nash was a member of King David Lodge #100, where he served as Worshipful Master (President) in 1959. Because of his numerous professional and personal accomplishments, the title of Honorary Past Grand Master was bestowed upon him, one of the highest honors a Master Mason can receive. The objective of this Educational Assistance Fund is to provide financial support to incoming college freshman who exhibit a diligent commitment to fulfill life’s goals through education.




Applicants must meet the following requirements:


-          Be an African-American graduating senior at a Chicago or suburban public or private high school.


-          Submit official high school transcripts.


-          Submit A.C.T. / S.A.T. Scores.


-          Complete an Application Profile (see page 4 of application).


-          Submit a typewritten argumentative essay (450 to 500 words maximum) on the following topic:


Chicago author Nelson Algren said, “A writer does well if in his whole life he can tell the story of one street.” Chicagoans, but not just Chicagoans, have always found something instructive, and pleasing, and profound in the stories of their block, of Main Street, of Highway 61, of a farm lane, of the Celestial Highway.


Tell us the story your block.


-          Supply three (3) letters of recommendation. The letters of recommendation shall attest to the applicant’s character and commitment to higher education.


-          Submit an official acceptance letter from an accredited college or university.




One winner will be chosen from the list of submitted essays and applications, and will receive a one time award of $1000.00, which shall be awarded to the recipient at a semi-formal reception on May 3, 2014 at 4pm.