Illinois Grand Lodge and Scottish Rite Masons provide scholarships to help individuals better themselves through the pursuit of knowledge.
A scholarship, when granted, may continue for as long as the recipient is enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college of university. However, it will be terminated at the end of the semester during which the recipient’s cumulative grade point average is not a “B” or higher. It may be terminated if the recipient changes academic institutions or his/her program without notification to the scholarship committee.
A scholarship recipient desiring to renew his/her scholarship for the ensuing year must forward to the scholarship chairman a letter of intent declaring his/her desire to continue as a scholarship recipient. This information must be submitted by April 1st and must be accompanied by the most recent transcript available. Once approved, scholarship checks will be forwarded to the student’s college or university to be credited to his/her account.
Scholarships Open to Masonic Family Members Only
Supreme Council Abbott Scholarship: Recipient must be a child or grandchild of a Scottish Rite Mason in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Additional consideration will be given for members of youth organizations (e.g. DeMolay, Rainbow Girls, Job’s Daughters) sponsored by the Masonic Fraternity. There is no restriction as to field of study, however the recipient must be an undergraduate student attending an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. (Apply here)
Robert B. Perkins Scholarship: Recipient must be one whose father, grandfather, uncle, or brother is a member in good standing of an Illinois Scottish Rite Valley. There is no restriction as to the field of study. (Apply here)
Louis L. Williams Scholarship: Qualifications are the same as the Perkins scholarship (above), with one exception. The student must be enrolled at the Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. There is no restriction as to the field of study. (Apply here)
Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Illinois Scholarship: Recipient must have a father or grandfather who is a Master Mason in good standing with the Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of the state of Illinois. There is no restrictions to the field of study. The applicant does not need to be a resident of Illinois. (Apply here)
Scholarships Open to the Public
Health Career Fields: Recipient must be enrolled in any health care field of study. For a list of approved health care career fields, click here. (Apply here)
Sherwood and Evelyn Kresin Scholarship: Recipient may be an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a degree in any academic field. (Apply here)