Minnesota Masonic Charities is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that provides a portfolio of merit-based scholarships to graduates of Minnesota high schools, in addition to its many other philanthropic endeavors. The MMC Scholarship Portfolio provides opportunities for various educational level students: Signature, Legacy, Heritage, Vocational/Technical/Trades, and Undergraduate.
To apply for an MMC Scholarship, one must: be a U.S. Citizen, be a graduate of or graduating from a Minnesota high school or home school, and meet the criteria requirements of an individual scholarship. A Masonic affiliation or membership in a Masonic organization is not a requirement. Only one application may be submitted, for one level of scholarship within the portfolio, for a given scholarship year. Scholarship awards are announced by May 1 each year.
STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP ONLY:
Minnesota Masonic Charities Student Scholarship Applications are accepted from January 1 to February 15 annually. Renewal Applications are accepted from June 1 to June 30 annually.
SELFLESS SCHOLAR ONLY:
The Selfless Scholar encourages students to look beyond themselves and acknowledge the extraordinary kindness of a friend, peer, or classmate by nominating that person for their character and telling their story. This program is unique because the $5,000 award is shared between the nominee and the nominator. The program will begin with 12 Selfless Scholar recognitions throughout Minnesota. Student Scholarship Applications are accepted from January 1 to March 15 annually.
COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP ONLY:
MMC matches scholarship funds that Lodges and Chapters award to local students. Participation in this scholarship is open to all Minnesota Masonic Lodges and Order of the Eastern Star Chapters. The Community Scholarships Application is available from March 1, 2023, to April 30, 2023. Student Certification Forms are required for each student awarded a Community Scholarship and must be submitted by the lodges and chapters by September 1, 2023.
MMC Fraternal Applications are available to members of a Minnesota Blue Lodge or Order of the Eastern Star Chapter and may be submitted annually.
Members in good standing of a Minnesota Masonic Lodge or Order of the Eastern Star Chapter may apply for a $1,000 Fraternal Scholarship for continuing education or certification. An individual who is awarded a Fraternal Scholarship may seek to have the scholarship renewed for one additional year if said individual's educational plan requires additional course work.
To apply for the Bertha Bonn Scholarship, one must: be a U.S. Citizen and be graduating from Montevideo High School. Masonic affiliation or membership in a Masonic organization is not a requirement. Scholarship awards are announced by May 1 each year.
Minnesota Blue Lodges or Order of the Eastern Star Chapters in good standing may apply for matching funds up to $3,000 annually for awarding Community Scholarships.