Valley of Portland Announces Opening of 2022 Abbott and Veague Scholarships-Application Process
The Valley of Portland announces that the application process for The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship and The Arnold Veague Scholarship is now open. Eligible candidates may access scholarship applications online from now through April 1, 2022 here.
Once applications are filled out, they must be “snail-mailed” to the Home Valley Secretary at the following address:
Bradford D. Blake, Secretary
Portland Masonic Temple
415 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
Despite the pandemic-related hardships experienced throughout 2021, the Valley of Portland Scottish Rite Masons continue to positively impact the lives of students, assisting them in their dreams of achieving a higher education via a trade or accredited college or university degree. In 2021, the Scottish Rite awarded a total of $99,600 in scholarship funds to local students. The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship awarded $14,600 and The Arnold Veague Scholarship Fund awarded $85,000.
One of the main goals of the Scottish Rite Masons is to support those who seek to grow and improve themselves so that they might make their family, friends, and community a better place. By supporting educational goals, we are supporting the bright and promising youth of the future.
More About The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship and Arnold Veague Scholarship:
Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 to 1932, The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship provides financial support for the continuing undergraduate and graduate education of Scottish Rite Masons, Scottish Rite Mason family members, and members of Masonic Youth Groups, including (but not limited to) the Order of DeMolay, Job’s Daughters International, and The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
The Arnold Veague Scholarship, named for Arnold L. Veague of Bangor, has the same requirements, except that only Maine children are eligible.
Scholarship Program Application Process:
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for scholarships from the Valley of Portland (Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction), please first read our eligibility requirements. You are eligible to apply if you are:
- 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, such as DeMolay International, Job’s Daughters, or Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
To be considered for The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship or The Arnold Veague Scholarship, applicants must meet one of the following qualifications. You must be:
- 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.
Where to Apply:
Your application for The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship or The Arnold Veague Scholarship should be submitted to the local Valley of the sponsoring Scottish Rite Mason. The application deadline is April 1st of each year. Please reach out to the Secretary of the Valley of Portland or to your local Valley. You can find applicable contact information here.
When you apply, you will be able to apply for both scholarships. However, only one scholarship will be awarded to each scholarship recipient. If you have any questions while reviewing or filling out your application, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Access scholarship applications Here.
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New brothers interested in completing the application process can do so by filling out the online application here.