2011-08-05 / Milestones

Nagel Awarded Masonic Scholarship


Jesse Nagel receives scholarship from Manuel Abad (left) and Vincent Libone (right). Jesse Nagel receives scholarship from Manuel Abad (left) and Vincent Libone (right). Jesse Nagel of Belle Harbor recently received a scholarship from the Grand Lodge and Trustees of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York. Nagel received the scholarship from Trustee Manuel Abad and Grand Master Vincent Libone.

In the New York Masonic Education Assistance Program, qualifying children, grandchildren and widows of Masons are eligible to receive assistance. This year, the Grand Lodge and Trustees provided 669 scholarships, amounting to some half million dollars, to worthy students. Grants totaling more than $9 million have been awarded to more than 10,000 students since the program began 15 years ago.

Masonry — or Freemasonry — is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world, numbering more than 50,000 Masons in New York and more than two million Freemasons in North America. Freemasonry is dedicated to the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of God and uses tools and implements of ancient agricultural craftsmen symbolically in a system of instruction designed to build character and moral values in its members.

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