Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth

We are accepting applications for the 2017 Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth until February 15, 2017.

Calling Our Future Leaders!

The (Summer) 2015 Washington Scholars with Mark Polansky (far right) of the Admiral James J. Carey Foundation and Alyssa Weiner, Planned Giving Coordinator for the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ, USA (front row, second from left)Photo: The (Summer) 2015 Washington Scholars with Mark Polansky (far right) of the Admiral James J. Carey Foundation and Alyssa Weiner, Planned Giving Coordinator for the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ, USA (front row, second from left)

The Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc. has partnered with the Admiral James J. Carey Foundation, Inc. in association with the Future Leaders of America Foundation, Inc., to bring a new and exciting opportunity to Masonic youth enrolled in the Order of DeMolay, the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, or Job’s Daughters International.

The Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth is a newly created scholarship fund that will sponsor a single member from one of the three largest Masonic youth organizations to attend the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program. This semester-long program provides the prestigious opportunity to spend 10 weeks living in our nation’s capital. The recipient of this scholarship will spend his or her semester: working for government and broadcasting agencies or NGOs; networking with Washington’s lawmakers, journalists and political aficionados; attending events at Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and other powerful locations; and gaining invaluable connections and first-hand experience in the world of public policy.

Admiral Carey, himself a Freemason, truly believes in the potential of our Masonic youth.

“DeMolay, Jobs Daughter, and Rainbow [Girls] have the young men and women in their membership who possess all the right traits and strong character to become good and honorable and honest national leaders,” Adm. Carey said “That is why my foundation is offering this program to the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, and nieces and nephews of our fellow Masons.”

To learn more about Admiral Carey and his Foundation’s charitable endeavors, visit www.AdmiralCareyFoundation.org.

The Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth is designed for those in or above their junior year in an accredited college or university. Applicant must be an Active or Majority member of one of the above three Masonic youth organizations.  This scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees associated with the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, while the student is responsible for lodging, transportation and expenses incurred while living in Washington, D.C.

Please note this scholarship is for the Summer 2017 term of the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, and will run from mid-June 2017 to mid-August 2017.

Please note that the official application requires:

  • Resume;
  • Unofficial transcript;
  • Application form;
  • Letter stating one’s intent to seek the Admiral James J. Carey Grant for Masonic Youth.

Please submit your application, letter, resume and transcript in PDF format. No other formats will be accepted. Applications must be submitted to development@scottishrite.org no later than Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

The Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc., thanks Admiral Carey for this exciting and extremely generous opportunity to provide a unique and unforgettable experience for the next generation of Masonic leaders to live in and explore the excitement of Washington, DC.

Please contact Emily Vitacolonna at evitacolonna@scottishrite.org with any questions.

Updated 12/20/16


In the administration of its scholarship programs, neither the Supreme Council nor its affiliated foundations discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable Federal and District of Columbia laws.