As Scottish Rite Masons, we often hear we are the “University of Freemasonry.” If that is the case, it should follow that we help students achieve their dreams of higher education. With this in mind, the Supreme Council’s Development Office is creating and expanding two types of scholarships, and we are counting on the generosity of our members to support this endeavor by donating to this program.
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Named One-Year/One-Time Scholarships
- Requires a minimum donation of $1,000. There is no cap, and the amount of the scholarship awarded is based on the individual donation. (It may be $1,000 or a very generous donor may provide a $5,000 scholarship.)
- Can be an excellent way to recognize an active or retiring Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Deputy, Personal Representative, Secretary, Honour Man, etc.
- Can be renewed for subsequent years with no obligation.
Named Endowed Scholarships
- Requires a minimum donation of $50,000 (there is no maximum; scholarship awarded will be a minimum of $1,000-$2,500 a year depending on investment returns. A larger donation will result in a larger scholarship amount. The Development Office can discuss this with you in a confidential meeting to assist you in deciding the gift amount you wish to make).
- Can be stipulated to be awarded in a particular Orient—with the caveat that if there are no qualified applicants from the designated Orient, the scholarship may be awarded to a deserving student from elsewhere.
- Will be awarded in subsequent years.
- A percentage of income made from the invested principal will be allowed to remain to provide for growth and allow for an increase in the future for the scholarship amount awarded.
For BOTH scholarship types:
- Contributions made between now and January 15, 2023, will be awarded in the Fall of 2023;
- These may be named for a family member, Scottish Rite Mason, Orient, Valley, etc.;
- Applicants must have some type of relationship to a Scottish Rite Mason, Southern Jurisdiction, either in their lateral or collateral family history.
All donations are made through the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc., a 501 (c)(3) charity, and are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
The Development Office will be glad to assist you in deciding how you would like to tailor your donation to help young men and women receive more light through higher education.
For more information about supporting these scholarships, please contact the Director of Development: