We currently are accepting applications for 2020.
The deadline to apply is Monday, April 6, 2020.
Please read this page in its entirety prior to filling out the form.
Each year, the Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA (“Supreme Council”) makes available two scholarships for individuals who have completed master’s degrees in some phase of education to assist the individuals in attaining a doctoral degree in public school administration.
Each scholarship is in the amount of $15,000 and is to be paid over a period of two years, i.e., $7,500 will be paid each year for two years, provided satisfactory academic work is maintained.
The scholarship is meant to help 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.
U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
The scholarship is available to United States citizens or U.S. permanent residents only for study at accredited schools of higher learning authorized to grant doctoral degrees related to public school administration and located in the United States (an “Accredited Institution”).
Verified Affiliation with the Scottish Rite, SJ, USA
Each applicant must complete the Verification of Scottish Rite Eligibility Form (part of the application form) and receive eligibility confirmation before the application will be reviewed.
Eligibility will be confirmed by the Office of Grand Executive Director if the applicant:
1. Is a Member in good standing of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, with its headquarters located at 1733 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009;
2. Has one of the following relationships to a current or deceased member in good standing of the A. & A. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, with its headquarters located at 1733 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009:
* by marriage, birth, or operation of law (e.g., adoption)
Acceptance at Accredited Institution
While one may apply for the scholarship in advance, if a scholarship is awarded—before any payments are made—applicants MUST be accepted for enrollment at an Accredited Institution.
Education & Work Prerequisites
- Must have attained bachelor’s and master’s degrees with good scholastic records.
- Must have sterling character and personal integrity as indicated by letters of recommendation.
- Must have demonstrated effectiveness in public school work.
- Must have been an active leader in community affairs.
- Must have planned work for a doctoral degree in a university, which is accredited and has a reputation for outstanding graduate work in the field of public school administration.
Application & Deadline
Applications must be submitted online each year to the Office of the Grand Executive Director, Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction, USA. Only applications submitted online will be considered.
The application period is January 22–April 6, 2020.
Please scan your complete transcripts of college, university, and graduate records, and at least three (3), but not more than four (4) letters of recommendation, and include them with this application. The applicant’s letters of recommendation should indicate integrity of character, success as a public school system educator, and active participation in their communities.
All scans must be submitted in PDF format. Please make sure that each of your attachments are 12 MB, or less, in size.
Please note that when you select “Submit” to send us your scholarship application, your data will be uploaded and stored securely on our web server.
If you want to interrupt the application process and continue filling out the application form at another time, you need to enable the “progressive save” feature by selecting the “Save and Continue Later” button.* By doing so, your data will be stored on our web server. You will receive a link to your data file so that you can continue the application process at a later time. (Please note that any PDF transcripts you have included in the form at that point WILL NOT be saved, and you will need to re-attach them prior to clicking “Submit.”) You can copy and paste the link to save it on your own computer or you can elect to have the link to your form data sent to you by email. The link can be used on any computer or mobile device and will expire after 30 days.
If you elect to have the link sent to you, please be careful to enter your email address correctly. If you do not receive the link in your email inbox after a few minutes, please be sure to check your “Junk” or “Spam” folders.
*To use the “Save and Continue Later” feature, you MUST enable cookies in your browser.
Selections will be made each year during the month of April.
In the selection process, priority will be given to those individuals who demonstrate they are committed to public school education and to those who have had some experience in a responsible administrative position.
Final selections and appointments will be at the sole discretion and determination of the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council.
Notification and Consent to Publication
All applicants will be informed of their selection status via mail by July 1, 2020.
If you are selected to receive a scholarship sponsored by the Supreme Council, by submitting this application, you consent to the publishing on our web site, via our social media sites, and in our publications, your name, photograph, city and state where you reside, name of the scholarship of which you are a recipient, your field of study, and the university/college where you plan to undertake your studies. This information may be published nationally or internationally.
For additional information or help with the application process, please contact us at:
202–777–3110 (M.–Th., 6 am–3:30 pm ET)
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.