National Scholarships

Revised: 3/9/2021

We currently are accepting applications for our 2021 National Scottish Rite Scholarships.

**OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM HAS CHANGED.** Please read this page prior to filling out the 2021 application form linked below.

The application deadline is April 12, 2021.


For many years, the Supreme Council has provided national scholarships to deserving students. To ensure that future deserving students receive our scholarship support, the Development Office—through the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc., has revised its scholarship programs and now offers two different types of 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 at accredited public or private colleges or universities within the U.S.

2. Applicants will need to submit two (2) letters of recommendation, as directed in the application form. These should include professors or teachers and counselors, civic leaders, and heads of volunteer organizations in which the applicant is active. Letters should deal with ability to undertake advanced studies and should include pertinent statements about character, personality, capability, and industry. Please note that only PDF files will be accepted.

3. Applicants will need to submit complete transcripts of course grades, as directed in the application form. Please note that only PDF files will be accepted.

4. Applications must be submitted online each year to the Office of the Grand Executive Director during the application period.

Our 2021 National Scottish Rite Scholarships

Application period: February 1–April 12, 2021

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

Ken Oberly Scholarship sponsored by William R. Singleton-Hope-Lebanon Lodge No. 7

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: One-year $1,000 scholarship

Number of Scholarships Available: 1

Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • The applicant must be participating in a JROTC or ROTC program OR a student studying history or civics;

AND

  • The applicant must be a member of one of the following Masonic Youth Organizations: DeMolay International; Job’s Daughters International; International Order of Rainbow for Girls; or Triangle OR be a Master Mason* OR have a relationship to a Master Mason

*Of a lodge under a Grand Lodge recognized by the Conference of Grand Masters in North America ( COGMINA).

†That is, either the spouse or the sibling, child, or grandchild (by marriage, birth, or operation of law) of a living or deceased Master Mason in a lodge under a  COGMINA-recognized Grand Lodge

Patrick Mahoney Scottish Rite Scholarships at Texas A & M University

About: These scholarships are in honor of Brother Patrick Mahoney of the Scottish Rite Valley of Houston, Texas.

Amount: One-year $1,000 or one-year $1,500 scholarship. Recipients also will be invited to an on-campus scholarship recognition luncheon with the donor.

Number of Scholarships Available: 2 at $1,000; 2 at $1,500

Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

  • The applicant must be accepted or enrolled as a student in the Texas A & M University System located within the U.S. Preference will be given to those attending the main campus at College Station, TX.
  • The applicant must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • The applicant must be a Master Mason in a Grand Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M., with its headquarters at 715 Columbus, Waco, Texas.
  • Scottish Rite, SJ Members* in good standing will be eligible for the larger scholarship.
  • If no applications meet these criteria, students who are related to a Scottish Rite Mason in the Southern Jurisdiction, USA will be considered for the $1,000 scholarship. For a listing of states, districts, and territories in the Southern Jurisdiction, please click here.

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

† 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.

Mary Ann Cole Scholarship

About: This scholarship is named in honor of Mary Ann Cole, wife of Sovereign Grand Commander James D. Cole, 33°.

Amount: One-year $1,000 scholarship

Number of Scholarships Available: 1

Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

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

† 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.

— OR —

  • 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, or Job’s Daughters International.

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: One-year $3,000 scholarship

Number of Scholarships Available: 1

Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

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

† 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.

— OR —

  • 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, or Job’s Daughters International.

William 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: One-year $1,000 scholarship

Number of Scholarships Available: 1

Type of Study: Undergraduate or Graduate

Additional Eligibility Requirements:

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

† 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.

2021 Application for Scottish Rite Annual & Endowed Scholarships


Notifications

All applicants will be informed of their selection status via mail by July 1, 2021.

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.