Texas A&M University in College Station Scholarship opportunity:
The Scottish Rite of Freemasony for the Southern Jurisdiction has an active scholarship program for high school graduates and college students. One of these programs supports students attending Texas A&M University in College Station and is sponsored by a Texas Freemason and member of the Houston Scottish Rite.
The application process for these scholarships is currently underway and will close on April 20, 2022. There are four $1,500 one-year scholarships available for undergraduate and graduate students who are or will be attending Texas A&M University during the 2022 academic year. Applicant criteria include being a Master Mason, Scottish Rite Mason in the Southern Jurisdiction, or child or grandchild of a Texas Master Mason or of a Master Mason who is a member of a Masonic Grand Lodge recognized by the Grand Lodge of Texas.
Complete applicant criteria and application can be found on the Scottish Rite website at https://scottishrite.org/philanthropy/scholarships/national/.
Gifts and Bequests to the El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Library and Museum Foundation
The El Paso Scottish Rite Historical and Library Museum depends upon gifts from you and others like you to make it possible for the Foundation's mission to be accomplished. You may make one or more of the types of gifts enumerated below.
Your gift or bequest will allow our Foundation to maintain our historical Temple and provide the resources necessary for us to continue the Scottish rite mission for generations to come.
In making a gift to the Foundation, you will receive a receipt letter for tax purposes as the Foundation is approved as a IRS Code 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible to the full extent of the law for federal income tax purposes as well as for federal estate tax and state inheritance and gift tax purposes.
Checks should be made payable to: "El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Library and Museum Foundation."
In addition to cash, you may make one or more of the following types of gifts.
|Gift Concept||Gift Plan|
| Gifts by Bequest or Beneficiary Designation || (1) Will|
(2) Life Insurance
(3) Retirement Plan
| Gifts made Outright|
(4) Appreciated Property, Stock, or Cash
"In Memory Of" or "In honor Of"
| (5) Cash, check or Credit Card|
April 8, 2022 - Remembrance and Renewal
NO Spring Reunion
October 14, 2022 - Feast of Tishri
October 14-15, 2022 - Fall Reunion
Petition for Initiation can now be downloaded here or from our Membership Services page, under "Forms"
DEGREE FEE $275.00: ($100.00 MUST ACCOMPANY PETITION)
Degree Fees are payable in full prior to initiation. At any time prior to the Reunion you may pay the remaining balance in full or in installments to the El Paso Scottish Rite Office. Payments will be accepted up to and including the day of the Reunion. Endowment memberships are available at the time of initiation for $1,500.00, this includes your Degree Fees, a savings of $25.00.
32° Black cap is included in above fee
Case for cap is $35.00 additional and is available from the Office
Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternal organization. It is believed to have originated with the craft guilds of medieval Europe and latterly, to have expanded to admit those who did not actually belong to the trade. The literal stone masons are referred to as operatives while those who did not actually work in stone were called speculative masons. [ Bro. Stephen Daphoe]
The Scottish Rite is based upon Symbolic Masonry. It does not confer the first three degrees. This is recognized as the unquestioned prerogative of the Symbolic Lodges. The Scottish Rite confers only degrees from the fourth to the thirty-second, inclusive.
For more information about becoming a Mason please visit www.beafreemason.org