Kansas Masonic Scholarships
In 2013, the Kansas Masonic Foundation Board of Trustees voted to award almost $250,000, annually, to college students and residents. Going forward, the KMF will offer three scholarships:
The General Scholarship is available to all Kansas residents who elect to attend one of the seven identified 4 Year Universities:
Emporia State University
Fort Hays State University
Kansas State University
Pittsburg State University
University of Kansas
Wichita State University
OR, one of the 2 Year in-state Technical or Community Colleges in Kansas:
Allen Community College
Barton Community College
Butler Community College
Cloud County Community College
Coffeyville Community College
Colby Community College
Cowley Community College
Dodge City Community College
Flint Hills Technical College
Fort Scott Community College
Garden City Community College
Highland Community College
Hutchinson Community College
Independence Community College
Johnson County Community College
Kansas City Community College
Labette Community College
Manhattan Area Technical College
Neosho Community College
North Central Kansas Technical College
Northwest Kansas Technical College
Pratt County Community College
Salina Area Technical College
Seward County Community College
Washburn Institute of Technology
Wichita Area Technical College
Legacy Scholarship ($1,000)
The Legacy Scholarship is available, as the name suggests, to the legacy of a Kansas Mason. The student must be one of the following to be eligible:
- A Kansas Mason
- Son or Daughter of a Kansas Mason
- Member of DeMolay International for at least 2 years
- Member of International Order of Rainbow Girls for at least 2 years
- Member of Job’s Daughter International for at least 2 years
If you are not the Son or Daughter of a Kansas Mason but you are a Legacy of a Grandfather, Great Grandfather, etc. of a Kansas Mason you would apply for the General Scholarship.
Cynthia Ruth Russell Scholarship (Up to $5,000 depending on number of applicants)
The Cynthia Ruth Russell Scholarship is available to all Kansas residents who have a medically approved disability according to the World Health Organization.
Applications are accepted from December 1st through March 15th. A link to the online application will be added just prior to December 1st.
You MUST reapply each year to be eligible for a scholarship.
Kansas Masonic Essay Contest
The Kansas Masonic Essay Contest has been in existence for 60 years and has awarded more than $300,000 statewide to deserving high school students. Each year, the Masonic Public School Essay Contest donates $12,000 to deserving high school students for their 300-500 word essays.
1st Place: $4,000 2nd Place: $3,000 3rd Place: $2,000 4th Place: $1,000
Honorable Mention – 4 applicants will be chosen: $500 each
1. Any Junior or Senior attending a Kansas tax-supported public high school is eligible.
2. Contact any Kansas Masonic Lodge (a list of the lodges is included in the essay contest brochure), Kansas Mason, or your counselor for information.
3. Essays will be judged on originality, research, and development of the topic.
4. Contestant must follow contest rules as to topic, number of words, etc.
Essays must be submitted to a Local Lodge on or before November 1st. The winning essay(s) from a Local Lodge (one per high school in the Lodge’s area) will be sent to Grand Lodge and must be postmarked no later than December 1st. Grand Lodge essay winners will be notified prior to March 1st.