Sovereign Grand Commander’s Scholarship

Revised: 4/5/2024

We are no longer accepting applications for 2024 scholarships. All applicants will be informed of their selection status via mail by July 1, 2024.

About the Sovereign Grand Commander’s (SGC) Scholarship

Cross of the Sovereign Grand Commander, SJ, USAThe goal of the Sovereign Grand Commander’s (SGC) Scholarship, established in January 2006 and offered annually, is to help high school graduates to attend college or to learn a trade. The scholarship is meant to be applied toward tuition, room and board, textbooks, and related academic expenses at accredited colleges or vocational/technical schools within the United States.

The SGC Scholarship is funded through the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, U.S.A., Inc., and through endowments of private donors to the foundation.

Candidates must have volunteer experience in the community, as well as demonstrated leadership ability in keeping with Masonry’s high ethical and moral standards.

A student’s financial need, other special circumstances that warrant assistance (such as overcoming a hardship or having a unique life experience), promise of outstanding performance at the advanced level, and Scottish Rite Masonic family background will be given special consideration.

Scholarship Amount: $2,000 per year for up to four years (SGC scholarship recipients must re-apply each year.)

Eligibility & Submission Requirements for SGC Scholarship

1.) All applicants must:

  • Be United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents; AND
  • Be undertaking their undergraduate studies at accredited trade schools or accredited public or private colleges or universities within the U.S.

2.) Applicants also must demonstrate a Masonic youth group membership or Scottish Rite relationship, meaning they 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.

– OR –

  • Be a MEMBER in good standing of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., with its headquarters at 1733 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009.

– OR –

*Either the spouse or the sibling, child, or grandchild (by marriage, birth or operation of law, e.g. adoption)

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

Application period: January 4–April 4, 2024


All applicants will be informed of their selection status via mail by July 1, 2024.

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 trade or major, and the school where you plan to undertake your studies. This information may be published nationally or internationally.


Please email us at [email protected].