Grand Lodge Scholarship Program

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Grand Lodge Scholarship Program

June 24, 2024 Update:

After a long wait due to the FAFSA situation, the Scholarship Committee will be meeting over the next month to review applications for the Grand Lodge Scholarships.  Those who receive an award will be notified shortly after that process is complete.  We apologize for the delay, and look forward to a back-to-normal 2025 application process.  Thank you for your patience.

March 7, 2024 Update:
Grand Lodge Scholarship applications MUST
be received in the Grand Secretary’s Office no later than March 15. The FAFSA form may be submitted when the information is available. All other elements of the scholarship application are due on March 15.

Important Update (February 5, 2024):
Due to unforeseen issues with the FAFSA form, the deadline to complete the Grand Lodge Scholarship application will be extended to March 15th.  If further issues occur with the FAFSA, we will provide updates.

Members of  the Massachusetts Masonic family (specified below) who will be attending an accredited educational institution as a full-time, undergraduate student are eligible to apply for a Grand Lodge Scholarship Grant.

Since 1995, the Grand Lodge Scholarship Program has awarded over $10 million in grants.

Introduction and Eligibility

Educational grants are available to Massachusetts Freemasons, their children, and grandchildren, and members of Massachusetts DeMolay and Massachusetts Rainbow,  pursuing a full-time, undergraduate degree in an accredited educational institution. Eligibility for scholarship grants is based on a combination of academic standing and achievements, broad participation in community and/or school activities, and financial need.

If awarded, Grants are paid at the completion of the semester and are paid directly to the Grantee.

Application Availability & FAQ’s

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now available! Download a fillable PDF or you can print and complete an application the old fashioned way.

The application deadline is March 1st, 2024. This is the date that the Grand Secretary’s office must receive all applications by in order for them to be considered. There are no exceptions to this policy. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than June 20, 2024.

View our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to learn more.

Additional information may be obtained from Lodge secretaries, or from the office of the Grand Secretary by e-mail at

Claim Your Scholarship Payment

To review the claiming process for your scholarship, click here.

If you have been awarded a Grand Lodge Scholarship grant, click here to submit your paperwork online.

Haven’t received your check yet but you submitted the paperwork? Click here.

Support The Program

Anyone wishing to support this most important program is urged to send your donations to the Development Office. A program is in place for naming scholarships for one year, four years, or a lifetime.

If interested in these endowment programs contact the Development Office, 617.426.6040, or, and you will be referred to the Chairman of the Scholarship Committee.