**We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back January 15, 2019.**Offered by the Supreme Council, 33°, ancient and accepted scottish rite of freemasonary, southern jurisdiction, U.S.A. Information (only applications submitted online will be considered) The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, makes available each year two scholarships for individuals who have completed master’s degrees in some phase of education, to assist in attaining a doctoral degree in Public School Administration. The intent of the scholarships is to provide assistance to professional educators who have demonstrated competence in their fields, particularly in the field of administration, and who are unable to continue with graduate studies because of financial burdens imposed by growing families or other factors involved in raising a family. There should be evidence presented that without the financial assistance provided by the scholarship, the individual would not pursue further graduate studies.
Eligibility:US citizenship and a verified affiliation with the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, is required. Each applicant must submit the following Verification of Scottish Rite Eligibility Form and receive eligibility confirmation before the application will be reviewed. Eligibility will be confirmed by the Office of Director of Education if the applicant is a member in good standing of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, or is a spouse, son, brother, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandson, or granddaughter, of current or past member in good standing of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction. Applications for these scholarships will be accepted from JANUARY 15 through MARCH 31 each year. Each scholarship is in the amount of $15,000 to be paid over a period of two years, i.e., $7,500 for each of two years, provided satisfactory academic work is maintained. Final selections and appointments will be at the sole discretion and determination of the Sovereign Grand Commander. Individuals will be selected for the scholarships who are in mid-career and who have demonstrated they are committed to public school education. An M.A. or a M.S. degree is a prerequisite. In the selection process, priority will be given to those individuals who have had some experience in a responsible administrative position. The applicant’s letters of recommendation should indicate integrity of character, success as a public school system educator, and active participation in the social, civic and religious activities in their communities. Upon completion of the doctoral studies, the applicant should have not less than 15 years of service remaining in the field of public school education. Exceptions to this latter condition will be made when the application indicates that the quality of service already performed is so high and the potential for a significant contribution to public school education is so great that an exception is warranted and merited. Absence of experience in Public School Administration is not a bar to selection. However, it is a handicap when other applicants have had such experience and have performed successfully. This program is available to United States citizens only for study at schools within the United States. Applications must be submitted online each year to the Director of Education, the Supreme Council, 33°, from JANUARY 15 to MARCH 31. Please scan your complete transcripts of College, University, and Graduate Records, and not more than four letters of Recommendation and Include them with this application.
- Summary of Public School Administration
- Scottish Rite Scholarship Requirements
- Must be a member in good standing of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, or the son, brother, daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandson, or granddaughter, of current or past member in good standing of the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction.
- Must have attained the bachelor and master’s degrees with good scholastic records.
- Must have sterling character and personal integrity. Letters of recommendation should so indicate.
- Must have demonstrated effectiveness in public school work.
- Must have been an active leader in community affairs.
- Age must be such that there is the probability of a substantial number of years of service in the public school system, preferably 15 years until retirement, but exceptions will be made.
- Must have planned work for a doctor’s degree in a university, which is accredited and has a reputation for outstanding graduate work in the field of Public School Administration.