Alleghany Education Foundation

The Alleghany Education Foundation provides

scholarship and enrichment opportunities to students

in Alleghany County.

E. J. Pugh Scholarship

The E. J. Pugh Scholarship was established by the Sparta Masonic Lodge #423 to honor the memory of E. J. Pugh.


The E. J. Pugh Scholarship is presented annually to a graduating senior from Alleghany High School. The $500 scholarship is intended to aid a student with limited resources who has a desire to further his or her education. The graduate must be accepted by an accredited 2 or 4 year college or university.

Selection Procedures

The recommendations are made by the scholarship committee who is appointed each year.


a. Definite need for financial assistance: 50%
b. Scholastic Achievement: 30%
c. Interview: 10%
d. Teacher recommendation: 10%


The scholarship will be awarded each year during the Awards Assembly at Alleghany High School by the Master of the Sparta Masonic Lodge #423. After the winner is announced, he or she will be expeced to sign an acceptance in the Guidance Office

114 S. Main St • Post Office Box 33

Sparta, North Carolina 28675