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Scholarship Program

Masonic Charities of Maryland (MCM) sponsors post high school education scholarships that are awarded to graduating high school students from each of Maryland’s counties and Baltimore City who desire to continue with their education.

The scholarship criteria consist of leadership skills, demonstrated civic involvement, and financial need. MCM reviews the scholarship applications and awards over $50,000 in scholarships each spring. Each recipient is also eligible to receive one or more of the following scholarships.

Moreover, the Board also has underneath it’s purview, the Bennie G. Owens Memorial Masonic Youth Scholarship.

New for 2021, the Scholarship Application can be found electronically by clicking here or at the bottom of the page. Students please note that the form MUST be submitted to your school counseling office on or before March 1, 2021. Applications submitted directly to Masonic Charities of Maryland will not be accepted.

Possible Additional Scholarships for Recipients

Stephen J. Ponzillo, III Memorial Regional Scholarship Awards

This $1,500 scholarship is for those students that have been selected from there respective region of the state. The state is separated into six regions based on Lodge locations. This scholarship is named in memory of Most Worshipful Past Grand Master and former Board President, Brother Stephen J. Ponzillo, III.

Vernon Mules Memorial Scholarship Award

This $2,500 scholarship is given to a recipient of one of the Regional Scholarship Awards. This scholarship is named in memory of long standing Board Member, Brother Vernon Mules.

C. David Haacke Memorial Scholarship Award

This $5,000 scholarship is awarded to the best student based on the Regional Scholarship Awards. A student is ineligible to received both this and the Vernon Mules Memorial Scholarship Award. This scholarship is named in memory of the founder and Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, Brother C. David Haacke.

Scholarship for Members of the Masonic Youth

Bennie G. Owens Masonic Youth Scholarship Award

This scholarship is given annually to a recipient from each of the three Youth Groups in Maryland, DeMolay, Rainbow, and Job’s Daughters. Each applicant is to fill out an application and submit it to the head of their respective organization. The head of their organization will select the winner. The winning applicant is then communicated to the Scholarship Committee of the Board. This award was named in memory of the strong youth advocate of the Grand Lodge of Maryland and Most Worshipful Past Grand Master, Brother Bennie G. Owens.

2021 Scholarship Application Form