One of Freemasonry’s fundamental principles is a belief in the importance of the educated mind. Freedom, understanding, and brotherhood are dependent upon our ability to reason effectively. That is why the Masonic fraternity, and Scottish Rite in particular, have long been committed to fostering the value of education. The Abbott Scholarships began with a portion of the legacy of the late Leon M. Abbott, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921-1932. Each year, more than 400 scholarships are awarded to eligible and deserving students attending accredited colleges, universities, and specialty schools.
The Abbott Scholarship Program provides financial support for the continuing undergraduate and graduate education of Scottish Rite Masons, young men and women from Scottish Rite families, and Masonic-related youth groups.
Those meeting ONE the following criteria are eligible to apply for a scholarship:
- A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction; or
- A student directly related (bloodline or by legal means) to a Scottish Rite Mason in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction; or
- A member of a youth organization sponsored by the Masonic fraternity in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
Additionally, the qualifying student must be ONE of the following:
- A high school senior, currently accepted at an accredited college, university, or trade school who has attained a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or
- An undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
To apply, applicants should print the form, complete it, and mail it to the appropriate Valley secretary. Applicants should submit their application to the Valley of the sponsor of the applicant.