Shepherd Scholarship

**We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back January 15, 2019.**

An unrestricted scholarship to pursue advanced education 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.)


Shepherd Scholarships of $2,000 per year towards tuition costs, for a maximum of four years or upon earning a degree if that be sooner, are offered by the Supreme Council each year to United States citizens only, studying in accredited schools in the United States. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the earnings of the Shepherd Scholarship Fund. The objective of this scholarship is to aid worthy candidates in obtaining baccalaureate or graduate degrees in fields associated with service to country and generally perceived as benefiting the human race.


GPA 3.0 minimum. US citizenship and a verified affiliation with a Masonic organization are 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 of a Masonic Youth organization (DeMolay, Job’s Daughters, or Rainbow Girls), or if 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.

Selections will be made each year during the month of April.

Selectees will be those who are best qualified by dedication, ambition, academic preparation, financial need, and promise of outstanding performance at the advanced level. Final selections and appointments will be at the sole discretion and determination of the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council.

Before any payments are made, applicants must be accepted for enrollment at accredited institutions of higher learning that are authorized to grant degrees in the selected fields of study.

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 through MARCH 31. Please scan your complete transcripts of course grades, and not more than four letters of Recommendation and Include them with your application. All scans must be submitted in PDF format.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship sponsored by the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, by submitting this application, you, your parents or legal guardians consent to the publishing on our website and in our publications, your name, city and state where you reside, name of the scholarship of which you are a recipient, and the university/college where you plan to undertake your studies.

If you have not been informed of your acceptance by September 1, please accept you were not selected to receive a scholarship. You will not be sent a formal or other notification.

Revised 1/15/18

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We currently are accepting applications. The application deadline is March 31, 2018.

In the administration of its scholarship programs, neither the Supreme Council nor its affiliated foundations discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable Federal and District of Columbia laws.