2018 College Scholarships Program
Washington Masonic Charities is proud to partner with the Grand Lodge of Washington to offer scholarships for deserving young people throughout the state of Washington. Masons believe strongly in investing in the education of young people - tens of thousands of dollars a year in scholarships are provided to youth by Masonic Lodges across the state. We've also made it convenient for you to support these students. To make a gift, click here.
Student, Masonic Legacy, and Educator Application Information
Click here to open the Washboard.org online application portal and search "Masonic Charities".
Click here for the Outstanding Educator Application
UPDATE: 2017-18 Scholarships program begins September 15, 2017. Lodges wishing to partner with WA Masonic Charities are asked to complete the Review Team Sign Up Form. Once signed up, further instructions will be issued.
Information For District Deputies, Lodge Review Teams & Committee Members
These scholarships are in addition to any scholarships offered by the local Lodge. No cost to participate - all lodges that sign up will be included.
For a list of participating Lodge Review Teams, click here.
Review Team Sign Up Form
Click here for the Scholarship Manual for Lodges
Lodge Review Team Procedures
Click here for an Informational Flyer
Click here for PowerPoint presentation of process.
Who May Apply?
High School Seniors
Residents of the State of Washington
Public Scholarships Available
Capstone: Top Senior Statewide (one available) $4,000 (this is the top senior selected by the review team)
Senior Boy & Girl (three) $2,000 each
Vocational-Technical College (one) $2,000
Masonic Youth Scholarships (Six) $1,000 each (Note: Visit Washington Job's Daughters, Rainbow, websites for more information on how to apply. Go to Washboard.org for DeMolay)
Masonic Legacy Scholarship (one) $2,000: Public high school seniors residing in Washington, who are a dependent (father or guardian) or a grandchild of a Washington State Jurisdiction Master Mason in good standing . If the student's father, guardian, or grandfather are deceased, they must have been in good standing at the time of their passing.
What Applicants Will Need to Apply
Letter of recommendation from teacher or school counselor.
List of awards and recognition (include year received).
List of activities (sports, music, volunteerism, youth organization participation. (include dates to and from).
Resume or list of employment and dates, if any.
Student Aid Report (received after they complete a FAFSA) https://fafsa.ed.gov/
How to Apply
Online Application at http://www.washboard.org. Search "Masonic Charities-Public Scholarship" or "Masonic Charities-Legacy Scholarship" and complete the online application.
Applicant & Lodge Timeline
September 15, 2017 - Student Applications Open Online
February 24, 2018 - Student Applications Close Online
Lodge Review Timeline
March 13 - April 1, 2018 - Lodge Review Teams Convene & Select Lodge Finalists to forward to Washington Masonic Charities
April 19, 2018 - Last Date for Lodges to forward finalist names to WAMC
April 22, 2018 - Washington Masonic Charities Scholarships Committee reviews finalists.
Awards & Announcements Timeline
April 28, 2018 - Winning Lodges and District Deputies of statewide winners (both Student Scholarship and Outstanding Educator) will be notified by e-mail or telephone, with written confirmation to follow.
April 28 - May 2018 - Lodges award all scholarships and the Educator of the Year Award to recipients at their Public Schools Awards Program or other suitable occasion.
Masonic Youth and Other Scholarship Links and Resources
Washington DeMolay Scholarship Information & Links
NW Rainbow Scholarship Information & Links
Washington Job's Daughters International Scholarship Opportunities
Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington Information
Grand Chapter of Washington - Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship Information