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Beacon of Light Foundation™ is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. It was created in 2007 by Theta Epsilon Sigma to provide substantial scholarship awards to exceptional female high school seniors for study at a four year accredited college or university of their choice. 

Each Spring, local high schools are encouraged to promote the Beacon of Light Foundation™ scholarship opportunity to their senior class. Eligible students must complete an application, a writing sample, provide official transcripts, letters of recommendation and a college acceptance letter. The applications are reviewed by the scholarship committee. Scholarships are awarded at our annual scholarship luncheon.

Starting in Fall 2019, Beacon of Light Foundation™ will launch a second scholarship for continuing college women, the Erika D. Jackson Memorial Scholarship, in honor of a dedicated Sigma Gamma Rho Soror who passed away in 2012. Applications are due December 15th, and awarded in January.

Each June, Beacon of Light Foundation™ hosts an annual scholarship and awards luncheon to showcase the achievements of young women and local community leaders committed to education. In addition, our other events include Cinema 22, a celebration of African-Americans in film, and a semi-annual Sip & Shop fundraiser, in conjunction with All That & More boutique, an African-American woman owned clothing store located in Culver City. Since its inception, Beacon of Light Foundation™ has awarded more than twenty thousand ($20,000) dollars in scholarships to local female high school graduates for college expenses.

 

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE:

We know that in order to provide this opportunity, we need your support and invite you yo make a contribution to our scholarship funds. You can donate by selecting any of the donation options below:

  • By sending a check & donation form made payable to the “Beacon of Light Foundation”.

  • By sending donations via Venmo: @BeaconofLight-Foundation

    • In the comments section, please include:

      • Your first & last name, street address, city/state/zip, email address.

      • Your choice of scholarship fund the donation should be directed.

  • Via AmazonSmile . Click the banner below to make Beacon of Light Foundation™ your charity of choice.

  • Make your regular purchases count for Beacon of Light Foundation™ . When you shop at your favorite stores with Benefit, the retailer contributes up to 20% of the purchase price to us! Download the Benefit Mobile app today from the App Store or Google Play.

  • Make your weekly grocery purchases count using the Ralph’s Community Rewards Program and your Ralph’s rewards card. Visit https://www.ralphs.com and set up/log into your Ralph’s account. Search for BEACON OF LIGHT FOUNDATION either by name or KI495 and then click Enroll. New users will need to create an account which requires some basic information, a valid email address and a rewards card.


 

Beacon of Light Foundation™ and Theta Epsilon Sigma thank you for your continued support! For more information email BeaconOfLight2007@gmail.com or call (424) 209-9556.


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