National Scholarships

Revised: 4/21/2022

We no longer are accepting applications for the 2022 Annual and Endowed Scholarships. All 2022 applicants will be informed of their status via mail by July 1, 2022.


Through the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc., the Supreme Council now offers two different types of national scholarships:

  1. Named One-Year/One-Time Scholarships
  2. Named Endowed Scholarships

If you are interested in financially supporting these initiatives, please visit our Scholarship Program Support page. Thank you!


Eligibility & Submission Requirements for All National Scottish Rite, SJ Scholarships

  1. These scholarships are available to United States citizens and U.S. permanent residents only for study within the U.S. at accredited public or private colleges, universities, or trade schools—depending on the individual scholarship.
  2. Applications must be submitted online each year to the Office of the Grand Executive Director during the application period.
  3. All scholarships have additional requirements. Please refer to the individual scholarships below for these criteria.

Our 2022 National Scottish Rite Scholarships

Application period: January 20–April 20, 2022.

Please click the plus (+) icon next to a scholarship to learn more about it.

ENDOWED (7)

William B. Brunk Endowed Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in honor of Ill. William B. Brunk, 33°, Past Grand Minister of State and Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General in North Carolina.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†

James D. Cole Endowed Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in honor of Sovereign Grand Commander James D. Cole, 33°.
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡

Frank W. Kroupa Endowed Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in honor of Frank W. Kroupa, 33°, President of Omaha Cathedral Board Association.
  • Amount: $1,000 (may be used toward tuition and/or materials)
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate or Trade School

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • College, University, or Trade School, Preferably Located in Nebraska or Iowa
  • Field of Study: Four-year Undergraduate Program in Construction Management or Other Trade-related Study (e.g. Architecture/CAD/Civil Engineering) OR a Technical or Trade program at a Two-year or Other Accredited School

— AND —

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†, preferably in Nebraska or Iowa

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡, preferably in Nebraska or Iowa

William R. Miller Endowed Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in honor of Ill. William R. Miller, 33°, Past Grand Minister of State and Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Washington.
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • College or University Located in Washington state

— AND —

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship† in Washington state

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡ in Washington state

Ronald A. Seale Endowed Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in honor of Ill. Ronald A. Seale, 33°, Past Sovereign Grand Commander and Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Louisiana.
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡

Charles V. Sederstrom, Jr., Endowed Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in honor of Ill. Charles V. Sederstrom, Jr., 33°, Past Grand Chancellor and Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Nebraska.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†, preferably in either Nebraska or South Dakota

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡, preferably in either Nebraska or South Dakota

Michael D. Smith Endowed Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in memory of Ill. Michael D. Smith, 33°, Past Lt. Grand Commander and Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General in South Carolina.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡

2022 ANNUAL (5)

Kenneth D. Fuller Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in honor of Past Grand Master Kenneth D. Fuller, 33°, by William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge No. 7, under the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, F.A.A.M.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Blue Lodge Membership or Relationship*

— OR —

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡

Ken Oberly Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in memory of Brother Ken Oberly, a member of William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge No. 7, under the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, F.A.A.M.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • ROTC Program Participation

— AND —

  • Blue Lodge Membership or Relationship*

— OR —

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡

Charles I. Ottem Scholarship

  • About: This scholarship is named in memory Ill. Charles I. Ottem, 33°, Past Sovereign Grand Inspector General in North Dakota.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Scottish Rite, SJ Membership or Relationship†

— OR —

  • Masonic Youth Group Membership‡

RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program Scholarship

  • About: An anonymous donor created this scholarship in memory of her husband, who was a proud member of the Scottish Rite.
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Field of Study: Speech-Language Pathology

Scottish Rite Scholarships at Texas A. & M.

  • About: This scholarship is donated in honor of all Texas Scottish Rite Masons by an anonymous Scottish Rite Brother from the Valley of Houston.
  • Number of Scholarships Available: 4
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Duration: One Year
  • Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • Master Mason, Scottish Rite Mason§ (defined immediately below), child, or grandchild of Masons in a Grand Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. &A.M. with its headquarters at 715 Columbus, Waco, Texas. If no applicants meet these criteria, students who are related to a Master Mason will be considered for one of the scholarships. Here that is defined as either the spouse, or the sibling, child, or grandchild (by marriage, birth, or operation of law) of a living or deceased member in good standing of a Masonic Grand Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A. M. with its headquarters located at 715 Columbus, Waco, Texas.
  • Enrolled at and Attending Texas A. & M. at College Station, TX
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • The recipient(s) will be invited to meet with the donors in College Station or on-campus at which time the scholarship(s) will be presented.

§ A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, with its headquarters located at 1733 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009


*Blue Lodge Membership or Relationship

Applicant must be either a member of a lodge under a Grand Lodge recognized by the Conference of Grand Masters in North America (COGMINA ) or related to such a Mason. That is, either the spouse or the sibling, child, or grandchild (by marriage, birth, or operation of law) of a living or deceased member in good standing of a recognized Blue Lodge.

†Scottish Rite Membership or Relationship

Applicant must be either a member of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, with its headquarters located at 1733 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009 or related to such a Scottish Rite Mason in the Southern Jurisdiction, USA. That is, either the spouse or the sibling, child, or grandchild (by marriage, birth, or operation of law) of a living or deceased member in good standing of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, with its headquarters located at 1733 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009.

For a listing of states, districts, and territories in the Southern Jurisdiction, please click here.

‡Masonic Youth Group Membership

The applicant must be a member (current or senior/majority) in good standing of one of the following Masonic Youth Organizations:

  • DeMolay International
  • International Order of Rainbow for Girls
  • Job’s Daughters International

Applicant Notifications

All applicants will be informed of their selection status via mail by July 1, 2022.
If you are selected to receive a scholarship administered by the Supreme Council, by submitting this application, you, your parent(s) and/or your legal guardian(s) consent to the publishing on our web site, via our social media sites, and in our publications, your name, photograph, city and state where you reside, name of the scholarship of which you are a recipient, your major, and the university/college where you plan to undertake your studies. This information may be published nationally or internationally.


Information for Current Scholarship Recipients

I currently receive a Shepherd, Hilburn, or Public School Administration scholarship, will I still receive aid for the remaining years in my scholarship?

Yes, previous years’ recipients will continue to receive their awarded scholarships for the originally stated duration, provided they continue to maintain the academic requirements stipulated for the particular scholarship.


Questions?

Please email us at scholarships@scottishrite.org.