Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

Supreme Council, 33° Northern Masonic Jurisdiction — USA

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Brother To Brother Cards


Brother To Brother Cards

Remember that obligation each of us took at the altar of Freemasonry? Do you know a Brother in distress? Has he been ill or in need of some encouragement? Sometimes a simple card to him to let him know that we are there for him can make all the difference in the world.

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Scottish Rite Americanism Award (ROTC/JROTC)


Scottish Rite Americanism Award (ROTC/JROTC)

Scottish Rite Junior ROTC Program for High Schools

This initiative recognizes high school youth enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) with an award for their scholastic excellence and demonstrated ideals of Americanism. The award consists of a medal and ribbon to be worn on the JROTC uniform and a certificate suitable for framing.

Scottish Rite ROTC Program for Colleges/Universities

This initiative recognizes second and third year cadets enrolled in the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) who have an academic standing in the top 25 percent of their class and who encourage and demonstrate patriotism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects. The recipient receives three recognitions: a certificate suitable for framing, a medal engraved with the Scottish Rite Double-headed Eagle and ROTC Education and Americanism; and a ribbon which, like the medal can be worn with the ROTC uniform.

Guidelines for Award by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

Description: The award consists of a medal, a ribbon, and a certificate.

Purpose. This award recognizes one outstanding cadet in the second year of a 3-year program or in the third year of a 4-year program.

Eligibility. The cadet must:

  • Have contributed the most among cadets on campus to encourage and demonstrate Americanism by deeds or conduct during participation in extracurricular activities or community projects.
  • Have demonstrated academic excellence by being in the top 25% of his or her academic class.
  • Have demonstrated a potential for outstanding leadership by exhibiting qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship and patriotism.
  • Not have previously received this award.
  • Administration or Selection. For the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (see map), requests for the award should be made to the National Headquarters in Lexington, Massachusetts. Requests may be made at any time during the calendar year.

    The preferred nomination process is made by completing this form. The requesting officer may also call 800-814-1432 x3313, or FAX your request to 781-863-1833, or write to the Supreme Council, 33°, attn: W.E. Holland, PO Box 519, Lexington, MA 02420-0519. Upon receipt of the nomination form, the award packet will be completed and mailed to the submitting officer.  

  • For JROTC: The DAI/SAI or other senior Service official or the head of the school (or both) will make the selection.
  • For ROTC: The Professor of Military/Naval Science will make the selection.
  • Presentation and Publicity. With 30 days prior notice of the presentation ceremony, and whenever possible, a member of the Scottish Rite in the state where the school is located will be identified to assist in making the presentation.

    For information about ordering JROTC or ROTC Medals:

    Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

    For high schools or colleges/universities located within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (see map), JROTC/ROTC officials of high schools or colleges/universities should direct their inquiries to William Holland at 800-814-1432, Ext. 3313 or submit this form.

    Southern Jurisdiction

    If the high schools or colleges/universities located within the Southern Jurisdiction do not have a point of contact, JROTC/ROTC officials of high schools or colleges/universities should direct their inquiries to Linda Johnson at 202-777-3187 or email Linda Johnson. Also, Scottish Rite Valley Secretaries of the Southern Jurisdiction may contact Linda Johnson.



    Abbott Scholarships


    Abbott Scholarships

    In 1922, a college scholarship program was inaugurated with an initial appropriation from Supreme Council funds. In 1932, Leon M. Abbott bequeathed additional funds to establish an Education and Charity Fund. The first Abbott scholarship was awarded in 1951. For many years, the scholarships were presented to journalism students at selected universities throughout the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. In 1984, it was voted to expand the scholarship program by awarding grants to children of Scottish Rite members and to young people active in the youth groups affiliated with the Masonic fraternity. In 1985-86, the first academic year, funds were allocated for 68 scholarships.