Pennsylvania DeMolay and the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation have several opportunities for young men to receive scholarship money towards their education. The Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation issues a Resource Guide that helps locate the appropriate scholarships that fit our DeMolay members needs. Check the link below for the full booklet.

Masonic Scholarship Resource Guide 2016

Listed in that booklet, you will find a few scholarships that are DeMolay specific. All of the DeMolay members are eligible for such scholarship. Click the link below for the application for the Frank S. Land Scholarship and the DeMolay Foundation Graduate Studies Scholarship, which are provided through DeMolay International.

DeMolay Scholarship Application 2016

DeMolay in Pennsylvania has a few scholarships exclusively for members of DeMolay in Pennsylvania. Click the link below for the application for the Samuel C. Williamson Scholarship, the Conrad and Alice Volz Scholarship and the William Frederick Reyers Book Scholarship.

PA DeMolay Volz-Williamson-Reyers Scholarship Application 2016

DeMolay International provides an essay contest that can also award scholarship money.32_eagle_Freemasons1-300x288Regional winners are awarded $300 and are awarded to 2 winners per region. The
national winners receive $1,200 and are awarded to 2 winners in the nation. A regional and national champion can receive a total of $1,500. Click the link below for more information on Kach Essay.

Kach Essay 2016 


Scholarships through DeMolay International

Paul R. Kach DeMolay Essay Contest:

Description: Ill. Paul R. Kach, 33° (1900-1983) was an outstanding member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Baltimore, Maryland, and an ardent supporter of the Order of DeMolay. The essay contest, which bears his name, was established in his memory in 1984. The Scottish Rite members are proud to work with this incredible youth organization by offering a scholarship only for its members, and thus encourage the moral and intellectual growth of young men across the nation.


  1. 10th grade and below (DeMolay in good standing)
  2. 11th grade and above (DeMolay in good standing)

Scholars Receive: Regional winners are awarded $300 each, and the two national winners receive an additional $1,200. The essays of the national winners in each category are then published together in the Scottish Rite Journal, along with an announcement of all winners.

For more information and this year’s topics and deadlines, click HERE.


Leon M. Abbott DeMolay Scholarship:

Description:  Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 to 1932 of the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scholarship Program provides financial support for the continuing education of young men and women from Scottish Rite families and Masonic-related youth groups such as DeMolay. Since 1951, more than $3 million has been awarded to students from each state of the Northern Jurisdiction.

Qualifications Include:  DeMolay membership in good standing

Scholar Receive:  Scholarship money is distributed by different Scottish Rite “Valleys” and the amount is decided by the individual Valleys.

For more information and this year’s topics and deadlines, click HERE.


Shepherd Scholarship:

Description: A scholarship for DeMolay members in good standing that furthers their college education at accredited United States schools.

Scholars Receive: $2,000 (May be resubmitted each year for a max of two years)

For more information and this year’s topics and deadlines, click HERE.


Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth

Description: The Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth is a newly created scholarship fund that will sponsor a single member from one of the three largest Masonic youth organizations to attend the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program. This semester-long program provides the prestigious opportunity to spend 10 weeks living in our nation’s capital. The recipient of this scholarship will spend his or her semester: working for government and broadcasting agencies or NGOs; networking with Washington’s lawmakers, journalists and political aficionados; attending events at Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and other powerful locations; and gaining invaluable connections and first-hand experience in the world of public policy.

Admiral Carey, himself a Freemason, truly believes in the potential of our Masonic youth.

“DeMolay, Jobs Daughter, and Rainbow [Girls] have the young men and women in their membership who possess all the right traits and strong character to become good and honorable and honest national leaders,” Adm. Carey said “That is why my foundation is offering this program to the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, and nieces and nephews of our fellow Masons.”

To learn more about Admiral Carey and his Foundation’s charitable endeavors, visit

The Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth is designed for those in or above their junior year in an accredited college or university. Applicant must be an Active or Majority member of one of the above three Masonic youth organizations.  This scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees associated with the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, while the student is responsible for lodging, transportation and expenses incurred while living in Washington, D.C.

Please note this scholarship is for the Summer 2016 term of the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, and will run from mid-June 2016 to mid-August 2016.

Scholars Receive:  The amount varies each year.

For more information and this year’s topics and deadlines, click HERE.