2015 Masonic Scholarship Resource Guides Available

low-interest-student-loansThe Masonic Scholarship Resource Guide (or MSRG for short) is a key resource for any young person attending an institution of higher education. Each year the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation publishes this manual so that young people may discover our fraternity and learn about many of our generous scholarship programs. This one booklet provides students with information on nearly 70 different scholarships, some with awards of several thousand dollars. The 2015 booklet was mailed during the first week of November to each Worshipful Master and Secretary, high schools across the Commonwealth, members of the Masonic Youth Groups, and other young people.

Do you have a son or daughter who could use some scholarship money? Perhaps it’s one of your grandchildren, or maybe a member of a Masonic Youth group who is coming up a little short in these tough economic times. This is their opportunity to secure funds towards college. At the same time, the Fraternity has an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Click here to download a copy today!

PMYF Tops One Million Dollars in Scholarship Assistance!

ScholarshipClipArtWith 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!

 

Masonic Youth Leader Aprons – Coming to a Lodge near you!

GOODVERSIONBro. 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!