The Live Oak Scholarship program began in 2005 to render financial assistance for the college-level education of unmarried siblings, children and grandchildren of current and deceased Live Oak members.


The 2019 committee includes: Allen Rodda, Vick Vickers and John Oshima.  They are responsible for reviewing all scholarship applications and for selecting the annual recipient(s).


The Lodge established this program to assist those son, daughters, grandchildren, brothers and sisters of its members and deceased members in search of financial aid for post high school education.  The award philosophy is based on academic merit, personal achievement and financial need.


Graduating public high school students seeking a college or technical school education.  They must be an unmarried son, daughter, grandchild or sibling of a Live Oak member or deceased member.  Additionally, the applicant must have a financial need, a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an above average SAT/ACT score, e.g. 1060 on the SAT. 


Live Oak Lodge is a 5-1c (10) non-profit and gifts may not be tax detectable.  However, we welcome donations to the Scholarship fund in any of the following ways:  A direct donation, a contribution in memory of a deceased Live Oak member, deceased family member, friend or donate via your Last Will and Testament.

If the contributions made in the memory of an individual totals $1,000 or more, we will award a scholarship named in the memory of that individual.

Also, we offer a Corporate Fund Program, whereby a corporation may establish a perpetual Fund to award scholarships by donating $4,000 over a four year period and we name the scholarship in their honor.


To apply, the applicant should obtain a Scholarship Application form on-line from:

Complete the application and provide supporting documents on or before April 15th of the application year.  The additional supporting information is listed below and must be sent to:  Live Oak Lodge #61, 3903 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611, Attn: Scholarship Committee.

1. An official academic transcript.

2. Two references letters from non-family members who are aware of the applicant’s abilities and potential.

3. One recommendation from a teacher who has direct, personal knowledge of the applicant’s classroom performance.

4.  A photograph for publicity purposes.

5.  Sign a release form allowing the lodge to put picture and scholarship awarded in Lodge newsletter.

6. Before the Lodge will provide any scholarship moneys, the committee must receive proof of admission to an accredited college, university or technical school not later than the ensuing fall semester or quarter. 

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