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A Legacy of Education

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.

The Abbott Scholarships began with a portion of the legacy of the late Leon M. Abbott, 33°, who served as Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921-1932. Since 1951, the Leon M. Abbott Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $10 milllion to students looking to further their education.

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Eligibility Requirements

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

  • A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction who is in good standing.
  • A student related (by blood or legal means) to a current or deceased member of the Scottish Rite in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
  • A member of a Masonic-sponsored youth group located within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (ex - DeMolay International, Job's Daughters, Order of Rainbow for Girls)

To be considered for an Abbott Scholarship, students must submit their application to the local Valley of the sponsoring Scottish Rite Mason. For application deadlines, please reach out to the Valley Secretary.

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Higher Education Within Reach

One of Freemasonry’s fundamental principles is the belief in the importance of the educated mind. The Scottish Rite is committed to fostering the value of education through the Abbott Scholarship Fund. Each year, hundreds of scholarships are awarded to eligible and deserving students attending accredited colleges, universities and specialty schools.

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