Lacy E. Nichols Scholarship

Lacy E. "Nick" Nichols Education Fund

In 2013 SOBA established the Lacy E. “Nick” Nichols Education Fund in memory of Nick. Nick was a leader and promoter of boating access serving SOBA’s membership in a variety of capacities from Board member, to active participant on various SOBA task forces and committees, and as an engaging speaker and presenter at many annual conferences. The Education Fund is designed to help members attend SOBA’s National Boating Access Conference by providing the non-federal matching funds up to $500 associated with a Boating Access, Clean Vessel Act or Boating Infrastructure Grant. The application process has been streamlined for your convenience.

We encourage you to apply for this worthy grant, and if you have any questions please contact Nancy Stewart

Lacy E. Nichols Education Fund Guidelines

Application Form

Silent Auction Tax Exempt Donation Letter - 2022


Lacy E Nichols

Lacy E. “Nick” Nichols
(Dec. 22, 1944 - Dec. 1, 2012)

Nick worked for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for 23-years as a construction manager. He was responsible for operations, maintenance, upgrades and construction of numerous boating facilities. Shortly after his retirement, Nick had the privilege of having the Cedar Creek boating facility named in his honor. The Department's Director said, “We are naming this great facility forNick as a lasting tribute to his hard work and contributions to outdoor recreation and conservation in Delaware. His innovative and successful projects have served and will continue to serve Delaware's boaters and anglers.” This exemplifies Nick's hard work, dedication and passion about providing quality facilities while fulfilling SOBA’s mission.