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The Geremiah Lofton Advocacy Scholarship

On January 22, 2024 Geremiah “Buddy Lee” Lofton departed this earth and joined the rank of ancestors. Geremiah was a graduate of Huston- Tillotson University class of 2018, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, and a member of the NAACP. 

While in college, Geremiah ran cross country and track and field and was named Red River All-Conference in the long jump and triple jump. Geremiah was a W.E.B. DuBois Honors Scholar, a Hatton W. Sumners Scholar, and an HTs 1st rep to HBCU White House Initiative on Advancing Equity, Excellence and Economic Opportunity under the President Trump administration while at Huston-Tillotson. Geremiah moved to Washington , DC where he completed his masters in Public Administration from George Washington University while interning with Senator Bennie G Thompson of Mississippi. He then served in the following roles, Recruitment & Policy Intern; Dept of State Diplomatic Security Service, Intern; Subcommittee Clerk of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Special Assistant & Brief book Coordinator; Secretary of the Dept of Homeland Security & Policy Advisor, National Security Council for the White House (Biden Harris Administration). 

Geremiah “Buddy Lee” Lofton was a trailblazer who left an indelible mark on his community and the world. As a leader, scholar, and fierce advocate, he set the bar high for success.

Scholarship Details

The Geremiah Lofton Advocacy Scholarship is designed for individuals majoring in Accounting & Finance or those with political aspirations. This scholarship aims to continue Geremiah’s legacy by awarding winning applicants a $1,000 tuition check.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an incoming or current student at Huston-Tillotson University.

  • Major in Accounting & Finance or have a strong interest in pursuing a career in politics.

  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. A resume highlighting their achievements and experiences.

  2. A 500-word essay addressing the following prompts:

    • How do you plan to impact your community through your major or career aspiration?

    • How will receiving this scholarship impact you?


  • Application Window: May 4th - July 30th

  • Applicants Notified: August 1st

Ready to make a difference? Apply now and honor Geremiah Lofton’s legacy! 


We extend our sincere appreciation for your forthcoming donation to The Geremiah Lofton Advocacy Scholarship. Each year, we will carefully select incoming and current students as recipients of this scholarship. These funds, generously contributed by alumni, family, and friends of the University, play a vital role in supporting deserving students on their academic journey. The number of scholarships awarded varies annually, reflecting the collective generosity of our donors and the growing impact of this scholarship program.

Thank you once again for your commitment to empowering students and fostering their academic pursuits.

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