Odie Scholarship Fund

About the Rev. Dr. Robert “Odie” Odierna  Scholarship Fund

RonKraus2013-150x150The Odie Scholarship Fund was established in May 2017 to celebrate the Front Door Agency’s founder, the Reverend Dr. Robert “Odie” Odierna, upon his retirement.  Scholarships are awarded through the Fund to help children served through our programs access advanced learning or higher education opportunities.

For the past 30 years, Pastor Odie has been deeply committed and involved with our mission. His dedication to serving needy families has never wavered and he continues to support the Front Door Agency to this day. He served as President of the Agency’s Board of Directors for six years and then as Treasurer for 20 years.

Among his many accomplishments on behalf of the Agency:

  • In 1992, he introduced Penny Pickers as a grassroots fundraising event — which through the years has raised nearly $1 million to support our mission.
  • Helped spearhead an Endowment Campaign for the Agency that is now at nearly $600,000
  • Has recruited more than 45 board members to carry forth our mission
  • Has been instrumental in the Agency’s Holiday Santa Program which began by serving four families in 1989 and last year served over 500 families.

Applying for a Scholarship

Please click the button below to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship awards will be made in the amount of $250 – $5,000 based on program and need. More information is provided on the application. Questions? Contact (603) 886-2866.

Support the Odie Scholarship Fund

When you give to the Odie Scholarship Fund, you are investing in the future of a disadvantaged child in our community. Please click below to contribute, and thank you in advance for your support!