This initiative recognizes high school youth enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) with an award for their scholastic excellence and demonstrated ideals of Americanism. The award consists of a medal and ribbon to be worn on the JROTC uniform and a certificate suitable for framing.

Scottish Rite ROTC Program for Colleges/Universities

This initiative recognizes second- and third-year cadets enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) who are outstanding in their class academically and in character. Three recognitions are awarded: a certificate suitable for framing; a medal engraved with the Scottish Rite double-headed eagle, ROTC Education, and Americanism; and a ribbon to wear along with the medal when wearing the ROTC uniform.

In order to be eligible for this recognition, the cadet must:

  • Have contributed the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate Americanism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects;

  • Have demonstrated academic excellence by being in the top 25% of his or her academic class;

  • Have demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship and patriotism; and

  • Not have previously received this award.

Administration or Selection:

For the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, requests for the award should be made to the Supreme Council headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts. Requests may be made at any time during the calendar year.

The preferred nomination process is made by completing this form.

For JROTC: The DAI/SAI or other senior Service official or the head of the school (or both) will make the selection.

For ROTC: The Professor of Military/Naval Science will make the selection.

Presentation and Publicity:

With 30 days’ prior notice of the presentation ceremony, and whenever possible, a member of the Scottish Rite in the state where the school is located will be identified to assist in making the presentation.

For Information about Ordering JROTC or ROTC Medals:

Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

For high schools or colleges/universities located within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, JROTC/ROTC officials of high schools or colleges/universities should direct their inquiries to Kiara Veras at 800-814-1432, Ext. 3310.

Southern Jurisdiction

If the high schools or colleges/universities located within the Southern Jurisdiction do not have a point of contact, JROTC/ROTC officials of high schools or colleges/universities should direct their inquiries to Linda Johnson at 202-777-3187 or email Linda Johnson. Scottish Rite Valley Secretaries of the Southern Jurisdiction may also contact Linda Johnson.