Scholarships for college and trade schools are available to assist our Rainbow Girls and Majority Members in continuing to “… get ready for life.” Below is information or links to various opportunities available. Our goal is to keep the information as current as possible and as new information for the next school year is available, we will update the information here. Please check back often for the most current information.

Rainbow Dad’s Scholarship Fund

For over 40 years the Rainbow Dad’s Scholarship committee has been able to assist deserving girls from all over Washington and Idaho achieve their dreams. In the past, as much as $20,000 has been given out in a single year. This has been possible through generous tax-deductible donations, big and small, from caring members of the Masonic community. Often we also receive donations in memory of people who have touched many lives, but have recently passed. On behalf of all the girls, we appreciate your support. Donations may be made by mail at:

Rainbow Dad’s Scholarship Fund
8531 S 124th St
Seattle, WA 98178

The application process for the Rainbow Dads Scholarship has gone totally online! 

WHO MAY APPLY?
Rainbow Girls in good standing or Majority Members who:
1) Have not passed their 25th birthday at the time of Grand Assembly, and
2) Have completed, or are presently in their first year of post secondary education at the time of making the application (This may include running start).
3) A Rainbow girl or Majority member may receive scholarship support from the Rainbow Dad’s Scholarship Fund a maximum of two times.
In addition, Washington Masonic Charities has given us one $3000 scholarship to award to a graduating senior.  Just use the same form to apply for this scholarship.
Application: (you’ll need a google sign-in for this):  “https://forms.gle/ZKcFqZqQwG85tm3TA
Confidential report form: https://forms.gle/kqSBTN5kCU9kz8Cd8

Due date for submissions is June 1st, 2020

Washington Masonic Charities

Scholarships – A New Approach Supporting our Masonic Family – Update 2019-2020
WB Aaron Simon, Scholarship Committee Chairman

Do you know a child, grandchild or dependent of a Washington Mason who wants to pursue higher education? Do you know of a worthy member of our Masonic Youth Orders who deserves a college or vocational scholarship? This is your chance to let them know that Washington Masonic Charities has scholarships to award.

To provide better support and assistance for our Masonic family, Washington Masonic Charities Scholarship Committee has made changes in our scholarship awards focus. Washington Masonic Charities will provide post-secondary scholarships exclusively for deserving members of our Masonic family to pursue college, university, or vocational/technical education after high school. This does not replace or affect Lodge scholarships, which are awarded independently by local Lodges.

Scholarships Available in 2019-2020

Masonic Legacy Scholarship – $3,750 each Washington Masonic Charities is proud to offer four $3,750 scholarships for graduating high school senior–aged children, grandchildren or dependents of a Washington Mason in Good Standing.

Masonic Youth Order Scholarships – $3,000 each Supporting our Masonic Youth is a priority. We are pleased to provide one Washington state member from Rainbow, Jobs Daughters, and DeMolay. With a scholarship opportunity. The Masonic Youth must be a graduating high school senior–aged, and active, Washington resident youth member of Rainbow, Job’s Daughters, or DeMolay.

Local Lodge scholarship programs are independent of Washington Masonic Charities, so this change will not affect your local Lodge scholarship awards and decisions.

How to Apply:

  • Go to www.washboard.org
  • Sign up for a washboard.org account
  • Enter Washington Masonic Charities in the search bar
  • Select either Legacy or DeMolay, Rainbow, Job’s Daughter application
  • Complete the application
  • Upload your transcript, letters of recommendation, and work history. • Open: 11.20.2019
  • Extended Deadline to Apply – 3.31. 2020
  • Review: 3.25.20—4.28.20
  • Notification of award: 6.1.20

Application Timeline:

  • Open: 11.20.2019
  • Extended Deadline to Apply – 3.31. 2020
  • Review: 3.25.20—4.28.20
  • Notification of award: 6.1.20

Masonic Legacy Scholarship awards will be made regionally – regional awards will be made for SW Washington, SE Washington, Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula, and Central/NE Washington. Need more information? Please contact Kurt Miller at 253.442.2505 X108 or kurt@wa-masoniccharities.org

Amaranth Scholarships

The Grand Court of Washington Order of the Amaranth provides a limited number of $1,000.00 Scholarships for High School and College students each year. These scholarships are for the 2019-2020 school year (Fall Term 2019 through Summer 2020). The deadline for the 2019-20 scholarships is January 20, 2019. Send the completed application to Mrs. Lori Hanson, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee: 3530 Lombard Ave., Everett, WA 98201.

Grand Chapter of Washington Order of the Eastern Star

Alexandra Schencking Memorial Nursing Scholarship – scholarships devoted exclusively for giving assistance to students pursuing a career in the field of nursing. Deadline is May 1st.
ESTARL (Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership) is a scholarship fund for those who are going to school for the purpose of religious training. Deadline is May 1st.
OES Scholarships – for students that have completed one year of college. Deadline is April 30th.

The Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington

The Scottish Rite Scholarship Foundation of Washington scholarship program was designed for undergraduate college students that are attending a college or university in the State of Washington and are also a resident of Washington. Every year, numerous awards of $3000 each are given to university students going into their third, fourth, and even fifth year of college. The scholarships are based upon academic performance, leadership roles in school, and participation in community activities.