Friday, August 14, 2009
Masonic Visual Arts and Music Scholarship
The Grand Lodge of Alaska announces the creation of its Visual Arts and Music Scholarship. This scholarship is being perpetuated by an endowment established by Grand Lodge and supported by Alaskan Freemasons and the community. Money granted to successful applicants will come from earnings on the endowment’s investment and none of the principle will be touched. As Freemasonry is a voluntary organization, nearly 100% of all contributions will be used to grow the endowment, and the administrative overhead will be miniscule.
The scholarship will be an annual offering to Alaskan High School Seniors who intend to pursue post secondary education in a field of visual arts or music. The initial offering will consist of a $500 to $1,000 grant(s), and the number and amounts of future grants will increase each year as the endowment grows through additional contributions and earnings on the investment. Anyone interested in donating to this scholarship may do so by contacting the Grand Lodge of Alaska at (907) 561-1477 or emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Seniors who will graduate in the spring of 2010 may apply for this initial offering by contacting their school’s counselors for an application after September 1, 2009. Additionally, they may download the application form from the Grand Lodge of Alaska web site. Applications for this initial offering must be completed and postmarked no later than November 30, 2009 and sent to:
Stephen E. Wright, Scholarship Committee Chair
P.O. Box 20021
Juneau, AK 99802