Scholarship Programs

Scottish Rite Scholarships
Supporting Students in the Pursuit of Knowledge.

Scholarships are for full-time undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Upon award, scholarships will continue for 4 years or graduation, whichever comes first, as long as the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average is at least a B (3.0 on 4.0 GPA scale) or a 2.75 GPA for the Abbott Scholarship.

Transcripts validating overall GPA must be uploaded to your online portal at the end of each grading period. Failure to upload these documents will cause Scholarship termination.

Scholarship awarded will be forwarded directly to the student’s college or university and are credited to his/her account

A recipient desiring to reapply for the ensuing year, must upload a letter of intent to their online account stating the same. This information must be submitted by March 1st of the year the request is being made.

This online application, official high school or college transcript, and letters of recommendation must be uploaded no later than March 1st of the year in which the application is made.

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Illinois: Masonic relationship is required. The applicant must have a father or grandfather who is (or was at the time of his death) a member in good standing as an Illinois Master Mason. The applicant does not have to be a resident of Illinois.

Robert B. Perkins:  Masonic relationship is required. The applicant must have a father, grandfather, brother, or uncle who is (or was, if deceased) a member in good standing of an Illinois Scottish Rite Valley. There is no restriction regarding the recipient’s course of study.

Louis L. Williams: Masonic relationship is required. The applicant must have a father, grandfather, brother, or uncle who is (or was, if deceased) a member in good standing of an Illinois Scottish Rite Valley. The applicant must attend Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. There is no restriction regarding the recipient’s course of study.

Abbott Scholarship: Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander (1921-1932). The applicant must be a child of a Scottish Rite Mason in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction Abbott Scholarships provides financial support for the continuing undergraduate education of Scottish Rite Masons; young men and women from Scottish Rite families, and Masonic-related youth groups, DeMolay, Rainbow, Job’s Daughters. The recipient must be attending an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. While all other scholarships require a B average, The Abbott Scholarship has a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grade scale. The applicant must be a child of a Scottish Rite Mason in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

Health Career Fields:  Masonic relationship is not required. The recipient must be applying to or currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate healthcare program. Healthcare includes, but is not limited to, nursing, physical or occupational therapy, radiology, anesthesiology or pre-med,

Sherwood and Evelyn Kresin: Masonic relationship is not required. This scholarship has an exception for the “undergraduate only” restriction. The recipient may be in an undergraduate or a graduate course of study. There is no restriction regarding the recipient’s course of study.

Online combined application for scholarships listed above:

https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/Illinoismasonicscholarship

Graduate Scholarships

Colville Wilson Scholarship: The Wilson Scholarship is open to the public.  Masonic relationship is not required. To qualify, applicants must be pursuing a graduate degree in nursing or related health services for children serviced under Public Law: 94-142.

Online Colville Wilson Scholarship Application:

https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/IllinoismasonicscholarshipAColvilleWilson

Illinois Masonic Outreach Services Scholarship

The IMOS Scholarship: The IMOS Scholarship is given annually in the amount of up to $3000 – subject to the availability of funds in the Endowment Fund – to Illinois Master Mason’s, Spouses, Widows and Orphans for assistance in pursuing academic or trade school Education.

Applicants must:

  1.  Be a Master Mason in good standing, Spouse, Widow or Orphan.
  2. Persons of any age are encouraged to apply.
  3. Have a minimum 3.0 GPA (“B” average) in the last completed school term (e.g. high school, college, or trade school). Transcripts must accompany all applications.
  4. Be enrolled, or eligible to enroll, in an accredited College, University, or Trade School and submit proof of enrollment in the form of a letter/certificate from the college, university or trade school.
  5. Priority given to those in financial need.

 

Online IMOS Scholarship application:

https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/IllinoisMasonicOutreachServices