Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
“Leaders in Masonic Research”
Established in 1975 by the Scottish Rite Freemasons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library tells the story of Freemasonry and fraternalism in the context of American History. Unique in the nation, the museum aims to be the “historical society” of American Freemasonry by collecting, preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the history of fraternalism. We pay special attention to the history of the Scottish Rite and strive to serve the Masonic community. Learn more at the Museum and Library website.
Almoner’s Fund Charities
“We will strive to be a fraternity that fulfills our Masonic obligation to care for our members.”
The Scottish Rite Grand Almoner’s Fund is fulfilling the mission to care for members and their families. Every dollar donated goes towards helping those who have faced incredible hardships. Whether it be a natural disaster or personal tragedy, this fund exists to make certain that a helping hand is there in the toughest times. As we look to the future, the fraternity must be prepared to fulfill this vision to care for our members and meet the challenges they face.
Leon N. Abbott & Arnold Veague Scholarships
“Helping those who most need it strive for greater heights.”
Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921-1932, the Abbott Scholarship Program provides financial support for the continuing undergraduate and graduate education of Scottish Rite Masons, young people from Scottish Rite families, and Masonic-related youth groups. The Arnold Veague Scholarship Program is an extension of the Abbott Scholarship Program for Maine residents who qualify under the Abbott Scholarship Program criteria.
Those meeting any of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Abbott and Veague Scholarship programs for undergraduate studies:
- A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
- A student directly related (bloodline or by legal means) to a Scottish Rite Mason in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
A Scottish Rite Mason, or a member of a youth organization sponsored by the Masonic fraternity in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction who is:
- A high school senior, currently accepted at an accredited trade school who has attained a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
- A high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
To apply, applicants should print the form, complete it, and mail it to the appropriate Valley secretary. Applicants should submit their application to the Valley of the sponsor of the applicant. Applications must be received by April 1st of each year the applicant applies for the scholarship.