Leon M. Abbott Scholarship Fund
Abbott Scholarships

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 300 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.

Eligibility: Those meeting any of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the 2020 Abbott Scholarship program for undergraduate studies:

*A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.

*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 who is:

*A high school senior, currently accepted at an accredited trade school
who has attained a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

*A high school senior, or undergraduate, or graduate student currently
enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Applications should be submitted to the Valley of the sponsoring Scottish
Rite Mason.

***Please note that scholarship applications will be extended into summer 2020 due to COVID-19. Check with the Valley for adjusted submission dates. ***

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Photo: Abbott Scholarship recipient, Chandler R. Gordon, PIMC, celebrates commencement at Arizona State University