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The Blackie Lochridge Scholarship

The Houston Airport Interfaith Chapels hosts ​the ​annual Blackie Lochridge Scholarship Luncheon​. Each year the Interfaith Chapel awards scholarships to ​persons in the Airport Community who are pursuing higher education. ​Airport employees and their immediate family members are eligible to apply. ​The Luncheon also benefits individuals in the Houston Airport Community by assisting in times of catastrophe and need.

The Blackie Lochridge Scholarship

The 2017 Blackie Lochridge Scholarship Recipients

Jonathan Michael Hebert, Ailinna Yilihamu, Diana Elizabeth Guevara, Paige Ashton Losack, Mrs. Millie Lochridge, Nicole Oluchi Okoro, Trey Riedle, Isabella Calista Estrada, Ela Ghica (accepted on behalf of her daughter Amanda)

The scholarship is named ​for Mr. Blackburn (Blackie) Joseph Lochridge Jr.​ (7/26/24-12/20/06) who was born in Houston, TX. His loving and positive spirit touched everyone he came into contact with. Blackie attended St. Thomas High School in Houston, TX. After graduating high school, he joined the US Navy serving on the USS Mississippi in the Pacific Theater from 1942 to 1945. Upon completion of his military service, he then attended St. Edward’s University in Austin where he graduated with a BS degree in 1950. After graduation, he married the love of his life, Mildred Farquhar. They settled in Houston and began raising a family of 6 children. In 1968, he moved his family to Huffman, TX.

Blackie was instrumental in the growth of the Interfaith Chapel Ministries at Bush Intercontinental Airport. He also created the Board of Directors, on which he served as a member from 1985 to 2006. The Interfaith Chapel Ministries gives out a yearly scholarship in his name. He was also a Board Member and volunteer at KSBJ radio from 1984-2006, and a Board Member with Birth Right Humble from 1986-2006. His volunteerism extended to several area nursing homes, where he would entertain the residents with his virtuoso harmonica playing. His performances at the nursing homes began in 1982 and continued until illness prevented him from continuing this year.

His loving wife of 56 years, Mildred Anne Lochridge, and their children, are the guests of honor at the annual luncheons held for scholarship presentations.

HOW TO APPLY

The criteria for applying for the scholarship is as follows:

  • Individuals (or dependents) employed in the Houston Airport Community

  • Individual​s​ who volunteer their time and energies to serve in the community

  • Individuals who are currently enrolled in College, University or Vocational Trade School

  • High School Seniors (dependent of Airport Employee) accepted at College, University or Vocational Trade School

Applications must be postmarked by​ deadline date (mid-April​)​. The next application deadline date will be announced in January, 2018.

You will also need to include with your application:

  • Two letters of recommendation from community organization leaders, teachers, etc.

  • One autobiographical essay – 2 pages double spaced

Scholarship applications are made available in January through our website.

SCHOLARSHIP NOTIFICATIONS

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The Blackie Lochridge Scholarship thanks our generous sponsors for their support.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this scholarship, the following ​levels​ of sponsorship are available​ (prices are subject to change)​.​

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Scholarship Underwriter – $1,650.00

  • Listed as Underwriter on luncheon printed materials

  • Scholarship presented in your company’s name

  • 8 Luncheon tickets

  • Plaque in appreciation of sponsorship

Platinum Sponsor – $1,100.00

  • Listed as Sponsor on luncheon printed materials

  • 8 Luncheon tickets

  • Plaque in appreciation of sponsorship

Gold Sponsor – $550.00

  • Listed as Sponsor on luncheon printed materials

  • 4 Luncheon tickets

  • Plaque in appreciation of sponsorship

Silver Sponsor – $330.00

  • Listed as Sponsor on luncheon printed materials

  • 2 Luncheon tickets

  • Certificate in appreciation of sponsorship

Sponsor registration will be made available online or by mail in ​early 2018.

SPONSORSHIP NOTIFICATIONS

If you would like to be notified by email when the Sponsorship Application is ready for download, please use the link below to add your name to our email list. If you are interested in making a donation today please visit our donations page.
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