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Scholarships

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The Illinois Scottish Rite has given over $5 Million in scholarships over the last 15 years, awarded to individuals of all ages, allowing them to pursue or continue their education, knowing education is the stimulus for individual growth and improvement of our society. With your financial support, we can increase the scholarship amounts and the number of scholarships awarded.

The Illinois Scottish Rite Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 charity, and upon completion of your donation, a printable receipt for your tax records is generated.

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Scholarship Details

The 2024-2025 Scholarship Application process begins on:

December 1, 2023

New This Year!

Application cutoff is now April 1, 2024. Unlike previous years when the cutoff was in March and then extended, the April 1, 2024 date will not extend.

For any questions about 2024-2025 Scholarships please contact the Valley of Peoria Scottish Rite office at: 

(309) 676-4472

2024 - 2025 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 Open to the Public

  1. Illinois Masonic Healthcare Scholarship
    To qualify, applicants must plan to pursue a career in the health care field.
     

  2. 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.

Scholarships Requiring A Masonic Relationship

  1. 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.
     

  2. 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.
     

  3. 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.
     

  4. Robert B. Perkins Memorial Scholarship
    To qualify, applicants must reside in the State of Illinois and be a relative of a Scottish Rite Mason.

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:

  1. 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.



     

  2. 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



     

  3. 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.

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