The Scottish Rite in Illinois has given over $5 Million in scholarships over the last 15 years and that number continues to increase.
In 2022 alone the Valley of Peoria provided over 50 scholarships totaling more than $50 thousand dollars.
To find out more and to apply click the link below:
The 2023-2024 Scholarship Application process begins on:
December 1, 2022
New This Year!
Application cutoff is now April 1, 2023. Unlike previous years when the cutoff was in March and then extended, the April 1, 2023 date will not extend.
For any questions about 2023-2024 Scholarships please contact the Valley of Peoria Scottish Rite office at:
2023 - 2024 Scholarship Process
The Valley of Peoria Scottish Rite takes part in the following scholarships. During the application season you will find links to each of these scholarships and can apply that way.
All applications are filed electronically and we can no longer accept paper copies.
Scholarships Requiring A Masonic Relationship
Grand Lodge of A.F. & A. M. Illinois Scholarship
To qualify, applicants must have a father or grandfather who is an Illinois Master Mason. There is no residency restriction for the applicant. The applicant must have a “B” average. Applicant will receive the scholarship for one year only but may re-apply for additional years.
Leon M. Abbott Scottish Rite Scholarship
Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander (1921-1932). The applicant must be a member of or directly related (bloodline or by legal means) to a Scottish Rite Mason in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
Also eligible are a members of youth organizations sponsored by the Masonic fraternity in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The recipient must be either an undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited college or university for the upcoming academic year. While all other scholarships require a B average, The Abbott has a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grade scale.
Louis L. Williams Memorial Scholarship
To qualify, applicants must reside in the State of Illinois, be a relative of a Scottish Rite Mason, and attend Illinois Wesleyan University.
Robert B. Perkins Memorial Scholarship
To qualify, applicants must reside in the State of Illinois and be a relative of a Scottish Rite Mason.
Scholarships Open to the Public
Illinois Masonic Healthcare Scholarship
To qualify, applicants must plan to pursue a career in the health care field.
Sherwood & Evelyn Kresin Memorial Scholarship
To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university at either the undergraduate or graduate level, but must reside in Illinois.
Illinois Masons offer the following scholarships:
The following are not offered by the Valley of Peoria but can be applied for via the links below:
Colville Wilson Scholarship
The applicant must be pursuing a graduate degree in nursing or related health services for children serviced under Public Law: 94-142.
Illinois Masonic Outreach Services (IMOS) Scholarships
The IMOS Scholarship is given to Illinois Master Mason’s, Spouses, Widows, and Orphans for assistance in pursuing academic or trade school education.
There is no deadline for this scholarship and it can be applied for at any time. They are reviewed at least once a month throughout the year
Illinois Masonic Youth Groups Scholarship
To qualify the applicant must be a member in good standing with one of the three Illinois Masonic Youth Groups: Demolay, Rainbow for Girls, Job's Daughters. Be an undergraduate student attending an accredited college or university. Earn at least a “B” grade point average.