Together we make a profound difference

Scholarships and Additional Financial Aid

The Masons of California believe that a person who strives to improve himself can also improve his community and the world at large. To help future generations achieve this goal, the California Masonic Foundation and other Masonic-affiliated organizations award more than $1 million in scholarships to students every year. Scholarships awarded by the California Masonic Foundation have enabled thousands of students to attend college.

Masonic scholarships

Below are links to scholarships provided by our Youth Orders and Concordant Bodies. Most offer preference to applicants that have Masonic ties. We also encourage you to reach out directly to your local Masonic lodge as some offer their own lodge-based award. To locate a lodge near you, please visit the lodge locator.


Order of the Eastern Star

Job’s Daughters

Rainbow Girls

High Twelve International

California Scottish Rite

Santa Barbara Scottish Rite

Investment in Success

The Investment in Success scholarship program gives high school seniors who demonstrate an active pursuit of education in spite of hardships an opportunity to attain a higher education.

Although these students may not fit the traditional profile of a high academic performer, they have overcome significant obstacles to achieve their goals, demonstrating extraordinary potential and strength of character. To be eligible for an Investment in Success scholarship, students must be nominated through one of the California Masonic Foundation’s educational partnerships; no direct applications are accepted.

Learn more about Investment in Success on the California Masonic Foundation website.

Support Public Education Initiatives

From scholarships to elementary school literacy, California Masons are making a profound difference for public schools and students in need. Your gift to the Annual Fund supports public schools statewide.