The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States believes in making investmests in our future leaders. DeMolay, Jobs Daughter, and Rainbow [Girls] have the young men and women in their membership who possess all the right traits and strong character to become good and honorable and honest national leaders. That is why they have partnered with the following groups to be able to offering these scholarship opportunites to the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, and nieces and nephews of our fellow Masons.
Public School Administration Scholarship
The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, makes available each year two scholarships for individuals who have completed master’s degrees in some phase of education, to assist in attaining a doctoral degree in Public School Administration. The intent of the scholarships is to provide assistance to professional educators who have demonstrated competence in their fields, particularly in the field of administration, and who are unable to continue with graduate studies because of financial burdens imposed by growing families or other factors involved in raising a family. There should be evidence presented that without the financial assistance provided by the scholarship, the individual would not pursue further graduate studies.Today, there are 170 RiteCare clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase. The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent. Tens of thousands of youngsters across the United States have been helped significantly. With the good work of dedicated clinicians and parents, the Scottish Rite has achieved successes that could only be imagined a few years back. Children who might have remained educationally handicapped for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead useful lives.
Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarship
Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarships of $5,000 per year towards tuition costs for a maximum of two years or upon earning a graduate degree in the field of Childhood Language Disorders, if that be sooner, are offered by the Supreme Council each year. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the earnings of the Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarship Fund. The objective of this scholarship is to aid worthy graduate candidates to become specialists in the field of Childhood Language Disorders.For the Tucson Scottish Rite, our largest charitable cause is through The Child Language Center, Inc., Scottish Rite – University of Arizona and the Wings on Words program. The Child Language Center is a not-for-profit community outreach program that has provided early intervention services to children with speech/language disorders since 1989.
Shepherd Scholarships of $2,000 per year towards tuition costs, for a maximum of four years or upon earning a degree if that be sooner, are offered by the Supreme Council each year to United States citizens only, studying in accredited schools in the United States. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the earnings of the Shepherd Scholarship Fund. The objective of this scholarship is to aid worthy candidates in obtaining baccalaureate or graduate degrees in fields associated with service to country and generally perceived as benefiting the human race.
Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth
The Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth is a scholarship fund that will sponsor a single member from one of the three largest Masonic youth organizations or the child, grandchild, niece, or nephew of a Scottish Rite Mason to attend the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program. This semester-long program provides the prestigious opportunity to spend 10 weeks living in our nation’s capital. The recipient of this scholarship will spend his or her semester: working for government and broadcasting agencies or NGOs; networking with Washington’s lawmakers, journalists and political aficionados; attending events at Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and other powerful locations; and gaining invaluable connections and first-hand experience in the world of public policy.