Scholarship applications will be available for the 2018-19 academic year after January 1, 2018. Applications can be printed from our website, (see link below), or please call the Valley office, (614-766-2272 or 800-344-9741), to request an application via US mail. Please note: The deadline to have the completed applications and accompanying paperwork back to the Valley office is April 1, 2018. Incomplete applications and/or missing requested accompanying paperwork will not be considered by the committee. No faxed or E-mailed applications will be accepted.
Once completed, please mail applications and documentation (by the April 1st deadline) to:
32nd Degree Masons, Valley of Columbus
Attn: Brian Kelly
290 Cramer Creek Court
Dublin, OH 43017
Please note the following requirements for eligibility before requesting an application:
- A current high school senior or incoming college freshmen; or
- A currently enrolled sophomore, junior or senior at an accredited college or university, community college, or technical school.
- A minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
- A student directly related (by blood or legal means) to a 32nd Degree Mason, belonging to the Valley of Columbus.
- A member of a youth organization sponsored by the Masonic Fraternity within the Valley of Columbus.
- A current 32nd Degree Mason in good standing in the Valley of Columbus.
The Valley of Columbus, in conjunction with the Supreme Council Charities, works to see that children of 32nd Degree Masons, and active members, receive financial assistance to complete their education. One of the basic tenets of our beliefs is that people can reason together to solve problems and thus be better in serving ourselves, our family and our community. Education is an important tool to help us achieve our fullest potential.
The Valley of Columbus Scholarship Program was begun in 1986 and since that time over $594,756.00 has been awarded. Scholarships range in amounts from $250.00 to $1,500.00 and is paid directly to the student. For the year of 2017, the Valley of Columbus awarded a total of $23,000.00 in financial assistance. Of the $23,000.00 that was awarded $15,000.00 was received from the Supreme Council Abbott Funds. For the year of 2017, the Valley of Columbus received 41 applications and scholarships were awarded to 30 students.
Each spring the Scholarship Committee for the Valley of Columbus meets to determine who will receive funds for the coming academic year. Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Scholarship Program (see above). It is important for the applicant to complete the application and to follow the written instructions. Each year some applicants are not considered because they fail to follow the instructions about what is needed to complete the process.
NEW for members not pursuing a 4-year degree or Associate Degree - Additional funds have been made available for adult 32nd Degree Masons in the Valley of Columbus that wish to obtain a technical certification or work credential. A separate application is available (see link below) which requires proof of enrollment in an accredited training program that will result in CDUs, PDUs, IT or trade certification, or work credential upon completion. These funds are limited and will be considered on a financial need basis and in the order received.
If you any further questions please don’t hesitate to call the Valley Office at 1-800-344-9741 or send an E-Mail to Susan Henderson.