The Masonic Scholarship Program
Prior to 1998, the Grand Lodge of Louisiana’s major philanthropy was the Masonic Children’s Home in Alexandria, LA; however, due to changes in federal regulation, the Grand Lodge was forced to close the facility in 1994. The Masonic Scholarship Program emerged directly from the home. During the decades of operation, school-aged children in the home were not only provided with the needs they needed during their formative education, but were also provided scholarships to attend college after graduating from high school. These scholarships were supported by the brethren, and they still are.
Since 2010 alone, approximately three-quarters of a million dollars in scholarship funds have been awarded to worthy Louisiana college students. By the end of this school year, up to $200,000 more will be awarded.