Scholarships

There are a variety of masonic scholarships for colleges and trade schools are available to assist our Rainbow Girls and Majority Members in continuing to “… get ready for life.” Below is information or links to various opportunities available. Our goal is to keep the information as current as possible and as new information for the next school year is available, we will update the information here. Please check back often for the most current information as it is received. If you have additional information to contribute please contact the webmaster.

Ohio Grand Assembly Scholarship - This scholarship is open to Rainbow Girls who are or will be attending a postsecondary institution (undergraduate program only) and have not attained the majority age of 20. Click here for the application that must be postmarked by April 1st.

Grand Lodge of Ohio Scholarship - The Grand Lodge awards two $1,200 scholarships in each of its Masonic Districts, one to a male and one to a female. Recipients must be graduating high school seniors and their application must be received by the District Scholarship Committee by March 1st, 2019. Click here for information about the process and information for District Scholarship Committee of your county, and click here for the application.

Kenneth B. Scott Scholarship - Recognizes the dedicated efforts of Brother and Dad Ken Scott – as a Mason, a member of the Eastern Star, and as an advisor and supporter of Masonic Youth Groups. The scholarship is funded by donations from chapters and members of the Grand Chapter of Ohio, Order of the Eastern Star, and friends of Ken Scott. With these donations, the committee seeks to award one $1,000 scholarship to a member of each of the Masonic Youth Groups. Application must be received by April 1st

Braatz Family Scholarship - Open to Rainbow or DeMolay members attending Bowling Green State University.  To be considered, youth should complete the standard scholarship application at BG, and be sure to indicate their affiliation with a Masonic youth organization.

Leon M. Abbott Scholarship - Sponsored by the Scottish Rite of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, this scholarship is open to students who are high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate students who have a 2.75 out of a 4.0 scale who are directly related to a Scottish Rite Mason. Applications must be returned to the Valley of the sponsoring Scottish Rite Mason by April 1st.

Kathleen Castle Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Valley of Cincinnati, Scottish Rite, sponsors a scholarship for daughters/granddaughters of members of the Order of the Eastern Star. Eligible applicants must be the daughter or granddaughter of member of the Order of Eastern Star (living or deceased); be a graduate of a public or private secondary or preparatory school; provide a copy of grade transcripts and ACT or SAT scores; and provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor. Applications must be received by the Valley of Cincinnati by April 1st.

Grand Court of Ohio, Order of the Amaranth - The Order of the Amaranth awards $500 scholarships to high school seniors and undergraduate students of a university, college, or technical college. Click here for more information on what you need to include with your application. Click here for the application that is due April 1st

Worthy Grand Matron's Outstanding Youth Scholarship Award, Order of the Eastern Star - Each year the Worthy Grand Matron awards scholarships at each of the youth groups’ annual session. Click here for the application which must be received by April 28th.

Cathy Krekus Kern Memorial Scholarship - This $1500 Scholarship is open to members of Rainbow and DeMolay who have participated in music in high school and plan to continue to do so in college. Click here for the application which must be received by May 1st.

ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership) - Sponsored through the Ohio Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, this award is open to students who have completed two years of college and are preparing for leadership in various fields of religious service including: Ministers, Missionaries, Directors of Church Music, Director of Religious Education or Directors of Youth Leadership. Click here for more information and click here for the application.