With the 2014 scholarship awards granted, the PMYF has exceeded one million dollars in scholarships granted since 1990. In 2014 the Foundation received 168 applications. Each application is read in full, and carefully weighed for it’s merits by the Educational Endowment Fund Committee.
This year saw applications from all walks of life, covering students in fields from nursing to engineering, from many counties throughout the Commonwealth. Students were required to write an essay about their most meaningful achievement and how it relates to their field of study. The committee was able to award over $179,000 to 59 students who will use the money to aid them in earning a degree. Some of these are multi-year awards, contingent upon the recipient maintaining a 3.0 GPA. All applicants will receive written notification of the committee’s selections in the coming weeks.
Congratulations to all of our recipients and thank you to our donors who make this program possible!
The May-June issue of the PA Masonic Youth Foundation’s flagship publication, the Masonic Youth Minutes, is now available for download. You can get a copy by clicking here!
Bro. Jay W. Smith, Right Worshipful Past Grand Master, created and authorized the wearing of a special apron at all Masonic Lodges in Pennsylvania. This apron, pictured at right, sets apart those Brothers who devote time and energy to our Masonic Youth Groups in Pennsylvania and recognizes their service.
PMYF is completing the distribution of these aprons to those who are authorized to wear them. To receive an apron, you must be a registered adult leader with a local PA Rainbow Assembly, PA Job’s Daughters Bethel, or PA DeMolay Chapter. The local units will receive a supply of aprons that they are charged with distributing and keeping records of. This is the only way to obtain one of these fine garments.
The aprons are considered on loan only and are to be returend to the Youth Group whenever requested or upon completion of service. They never become the property of the Brother they are issued to.
We look forward to seeing these aprons worn in Lodges all across Pennsylvania soon!
Recently, a phone call went out to a large portion of the Masonic Youth Group leaders in Pennsylvania containing information on using the Call ‘em All contact program. If you received that phone call and you are looking for the forms, then you’ve come to the right place!