Fulfilling our Masonic obligation

Our Continued Support

Charitable Causes We Support

Continuing Education

Leon M. Abbott Scholarship

Named after Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 to 1932, the Abbott Scholarship Program provides financial support for the continuing undergraduate and graduate education of Scottish Rite Masons, family members of Scottish Rite Masons and members of Masonic Youth Groups including (but not limited to) the Order of DeMolay, Job’s Daughters International and The Order of Rainbow for Girls.

Eligibility: Those meeting any of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Abbott
Scholarship program:

• A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction who is in good standing.
• A student related (by blood or legal means) to a current or deceased member of the Scottish Rite in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
• A member of a Masonic sponsored youth group located within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (ex – DeMolay International, Job’s Daughters, Order of Rainbow for Girls)

To be considered for an Abbott Scholarship, applicants must meet one of the following qualifications (please note that local Valleys may have more strict GPA requirements):

• 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.

All applications should be submitted to the local Valley of the sponsoring Scottish Rite Mason.
Application deadline is April 1.

No staples or paper clips please. Copies must be one-sided and mailed in a large envelope, not folded.

Mail to:
Valley of Cincinnati Scholarship
317 E. Fifth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-3399

daughters and granddaughters

Kathleen Castle Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Valley of Cincinnati also administers a scholarship program to benefit the daughters and granddaughters of members (living or deceased) of the Order of Eastern Star of Southwest Ohio. Eligible applicants must be the daughter or granddaughter of a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Southwest Ohio (living or deceased); be a graduating senior of a public or private secondary or preparatory school; provide a copy of grade transcripts and ACT or SAT scores, and provide a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school counselor.

Disaster Relief

Grand Almoner’s Fund

Since 2009, when the more active Fund was introduced, our members have faced disasters of floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and other debilitating hardships, proving that this effort could not have come at a better time. As we look to the future, the fraternity must be prepared to fulfill this vision to care for our members and to meet the challenges that they face. The Scottish Rite Benevolent Foundation seeks to raise at least $10,000,000 to be duly prepared to lend support to members as they face natural and other disasters. To commemorate the milestone of two centuries of Scottish Rite Freemasonry and to firmly recommit the fraternity to the values that defined its founding, Sovereign Grand Commander John Wm. McNaughton, 33º, has commissioned a special honor that will recognize its most generous Brothers. The Commander’s Circle will recognize supporters of the Grand Almoner’s Fund. 

American History

The National Heritage Museum & Library

The National Heritage Museum was founded by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States as a gift to the nation on our country’s bicentennial. Located in Lexington, Massachusetts, it houses one of the country’s finest collections of materials and artifacts related to the history of American Freemasonry and fraternalism. The Museum also collects decorative arts, documents, artifacts, photographs, and fine art related to American history.

One-on-One Tutoring

Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc.

Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc. was established in 1994 to provide specialized tutoring to children who struggle with dyslexia. The one-on-one tutoring program enables them to read and write more effectively. Related services are provided without financial obligation to the children or their families. The Cincinnati area is home to two Children’s Dyslexia Centers campuses. One is located in downtown Cincinnati; the other in downtown Norwood. Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati is named in honor of Carl and Edyth Lindner.

Supporting local Dyslexia Centers

The Scottish Rite
Valley of Cincinnati Foundation

The  Scottish Rite Valley of Cincinnati Foundation is a tax-exempt 501c3 charitable organization that provides financial support for the Cincinnati and Norwood campuses of the Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati, scholarship assistance for students attending or planning to attend college and worthwhile community and historical projects.  For more details about this charitable organization and how to donate click the link below to download the brochure. 

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