Affiliated Scholarships

DeMolay is a service, leadership, and opportunity organization.  Therefore DeMolay makes sure that we not only have a great experience in DeMolay with access to great mentors, but we are always looking for programs that will assist our membership gain an education experience.

In addition to the scholarships of DeMolay International, we are proud to present the following scholarships provided by those in the Masonic fraternity that support us. Their donation will generously provide DeMolay members with opportunities to further their education in an age where it is so crucial to do so.


Paul R. Kach DeMolay Essay Contest:

Description: Ill. Paul R. Kach, 33° (1900-1983) was an outstanding member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Baltimore, Maryland, and an ardent supporter of the Order of DeMolay. The essay contest, which bears his name, was established in his memory in 1984. The Scottish Rite members are proud to work with this incredible youth organization by offering a scholarship only for its members, and thus encourage the moral and intellectual growth of young men across the nation.


  1. 10th grade and below (DeMolay in good standing)
  2. 11th grade and above (DeMolay in good standing)

Scholars Receive: Regional winners are awarded $300 each, and the two national winners receive an additional $1,200. The essays of the national winners in each category are then published together in the Scottish Rite Journal, along with an announcement of all winners.

Complete the 2018 Kach Essay at


Leon M. Abbott DeMolay Scholarship:

Description:  Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 to 1932 of the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, the Scholarship Program provides financial support for the continuing education of young men and women from Scottish Rite families and Masonic-related youth groups such as DeMolay. Since 1951, more than $15 million has been awarded to qualified students.

Qualifications Include:  DeMolay membership in good standing

Scholar Receive:  Scholarship money is distributed by different Scottish Rite “Valleys” and the amount is decided by the individual Valleys.

For more information and this year’s topics and deadlines, click HERE.


Shepherd Scholarship:

Description: A scholarship for DeMolay members in good standing that furthers their college education at accredited United States schools.

Scholars Receive: $2,000 (May be resubmitted each year for a max of two years)

For more information and this year’s topics and deadlines, click HERE.


Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth

Description: The Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth is a newly created scholarship fund that will sponsor a single member from one of the three largest Masonic youth organizations to attend the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program. This semester-long program provides the prestigious opportunity to spend 10 weeks living in our nation’s capital. The recipient of this scholarship will spend his or her semester: working for government and broadcasting agencies or NGOs; networking with Washington’s lawmakers, journalists and political aficionados; attending events at Capitol Hill, the Supreme Court and other powerful locations; and gaining invaluable connections and first-hand experience in the world of public policy.

Admiral Carey, himself a Freemason, truly believes in the potential of our Masonic youth.

“DeMolay, Jobs Daughter, and Rainbow [Girls] have the young men and women in their membership who possess all the right traits and strong character to become good and honorable and honest national leaders,” Adm. Carey said “That is why my foundation is offering this program to the sons and daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, and nieces and nephews of our fellow Masons.”

To learn more about Admiral Carey and his Foundation’s charitable endeavors, visit

The Admiral James J. Carey/Washington Scholars Grant for Masonic Youth is designed for those in or above their junior year in an accredited college or university. Applicant must be an Active or Majority member of one of the above three Masonic youth organizations.  This scholarship covers the cost of tuition and fees associated with the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, while the student is responsible for lodging, transportation and expenses incurred while living in Washington, D.C.

Please note this scholarship is for the Summer 2018 term of the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program, and will run from mid-June 2018 to mid-August 2018.

Scholars Receive:  The amount varies each year.

For more information and this year’s topics and deadlines, click HERE.