Friday, May 4, 2018

The LOABA Fran Faxon Scholarship Fund

Former Allstate Insurance agency owner Christopher Lowell Jackson received a number of awards and honors for his work during his time at the Greensboro, Georgia-based company. Christopher Lowell Jackson serves as an associate member of the Lake Oconee Area Builders Association (LOABA), which offers a scholarship through the Fran Faxon Scholarship Fund. 

Scholarships cover a single year of study, although students may reapply each subsequent school year for continued funding. Funds may go towards expenses for tuition, fees, books, and any tools or special supplies required for study. The scholarship honors building industry veteran Francis G. Faxon, who made multiple significant contributions to the Lake Oconee Area. 

Eligible applicants include the children, grandchildren, or spouse of a living or deceased employee of a LOABA company. Applicants must also be applying for or enrolled as a full-time student at a certified technical school or accredited post-secondary institution. Lastly, they must possess a C-grade average or better at the time they apply. 

Members of the Trustees of the Fund establish award amounts on an annual basis and select recipients based on their career goals, academic excellence, letter of recommendation, and other services and activities. Funds for the scholarship come from donations and contributions from LOABA and individual fundraisers.