In 1922, a college scholarship program was inaugurated with an initial appropriation from Supreme Council funds. In 1932, Leon M. Abbott bequeathed additional funds to establish an Education and Charity Fund. The first Abbott scholarship was awarded in 1951. For many years, the scholarships were presented to journalism students at selected universities throughout the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. In 1984, it was voted to expand the scholarship program by awarding grants to children of Scottish Rite members and to young people active in the youth groups affiliated with the Masonic fraternity. In 1985-86, the first academic year, funds were allocated for 68 scholarships.Eligibility:
Those meeting any of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Abbott Scholarship Program:
- A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
- A child of a Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, who is a high school senior or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, who has attained a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
- A member of DeMolay, Rainbow, or Job’s Daughters in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, who is a high school senior or currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, who has attained a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
- Grandchildren of members are also eligible through funds provided by The Dayton Masonic Foundation. They should apply using the same Abbott Scholarship application linked from this page.
Eligible applicants should complete the form and mail it the following address:
Valley of Dayton Scholarship Committee
525 W. Riverview Ave
Dayton, OH 45405Click Here
to download the application. Scholarship applications must be received prior to April 1st.