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Scottish Rite of Georgia

The light within makes us love. Sharing it with others makes us shine.

The Scottish Rite Foundation of Georgia

$2.4 million donated to deserving scholars. 1400 children served across the state annually by RiteCare clinics.

Founded in 1980, the Scottish Rite Foundation was established to share our light with Georgia’s children. The Foundation supports Scholarships for deserving Georgia students and funds our RiteCare speech and language disability clinics for children. This is the way Scottish Rite Masons send out our rays of light into our local communities.

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

– Albert Pike, Scottish Rite Mason 33°

If you want to be part of the impactful work of the Scottish Rite Foundation, please support us by donating. Your donation helps Georgia’s children overcome language and speech challenges at no cost to their families, and it helps send students to college.

To learn more about our programs, contact us.

Georgia RiteCare

The Foundation, RiteCare

Be Someone’s Light

My daughter started speech this semester and her vocabulary has exploded.  She has started singing and has started participating and playing with the other children at her daycare.  The speech graduate students work diligently to develop meaningful and interesting activities. Thank you for the difference you are making with my daughter. It is incredible to see!

– Caregiver testimonial for UWG Comprehensive Community Clinic

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and shine brightly in their communities.

In the early 1950s, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a unique program to help children with speech and language disorders and learning disabilities. Today, our Georgia clinics are staffed by speech-language pathologists and clinicians trained to help kids overcome steep communication barriers that put them behind their peers in education. These services are provided at a low cost to families through the generous donations of our Masonic brothers and supporters.

Who is Eligible?

Typically, RiteCare clinics accept preschool children who have difficulty speaking or understanding the spoken word or school-age children who have difficulty learning to read. Some centers also offer literacy training for adults. Contact us for more information.

Locations

Our RiteCare clinics, administered through the seven Valleys, helped more than 1,400 children manage speech and language disabilities last year. 

RiteCare Testimonials

Clinicians and staff are well-equipped to answer my questions and concerns and whenever needed they got back to me with information promptly. Everyone was interested in what they were doing and wanted to make a difference in my son’s life. It was a warm and caring environment and our clinician shared her plans which I thought were really good and gave me ideas that I could do to help at home. It was an overall rewarding experience and we are grateful for your services. The CCC makes you feel like family.

Caregiver testimonial for UWG Comprehensive Community Clinic

My daughter has made tremendous progress in the five years she has been with CCC for speech. Our friends and family have commented on the improvement in her speech. I believe this is due to the combination of knowledge and caring her clinicians demonstrate. The clinicians and supervisors really care about the clients and always use evidence-based practices. The one-on-one time to work on her speech goals is invaluable to us and this personalized engagement was the icing on the cake!

Caregiver testimonial for UWG Comprehensive Community Clinic

I love that the student SLP clinicians are excited to be there.  They are knowledgeable and invested in my daughter. Every semester for four years now, we have had great clinicians-not a single bad experience! I trust that she is in good hands and her progress is simply incredible. We couldn’t be happier with the clinic!

Caregiver testimonial for UWG Comprehensive Community Clinic

Georgia Scottish Rite Scholarship Programs

New and former applicants must register each year.

The Foundation, Scholarship

Our Mission

Our mission is to assist the future leaders of the nation to obtain an education so they may reinvest and pay it forward in their communities.

Since 1980, The Scottish Rite Foundation of Georgia has awarded more than $2.4 million in scholarships to deserving students. We share our light with them so they will share it with others.

Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1,000 each for full-time students.

Who is Eligible?

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and residents of Georgia.

Scholarships are awarded to full-time students enrolled in programs at an accredited Georgia school. You do not have to be a Mason or related to a Mason to apply. 

Full-time is a minimum of 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours, and all hours must be FOR credit.

Applications are evaluated based on:
• Transcript data
• Extracurricular activities
• Community service
• Financial need

Special conditions that may affect need and perhaps grades such as death, divorce, illness and financial disasters will be taken into consideration.

How Do I Apply?

The scholarship process opens annually on January 4. All applications and transcripts are due no later than February 15th, 2024.

If you believe you meet the scholarship award requirements, complete the online scholarship application process.

You will receive multiple emails from the portal. Be sure that the email address you provide will be active during the entire scholarship application process. Email addresses associated with employers or educational institutions are not recommended.

Students who currently hold scholarships are eligible to apply for continuing support if they still require at least two semesters or three quarters of full-time school.

Our Scholarship Recipients SHINE!

Caroline Davis
“My scholarship from the Scottish Rite Masons allowed me to continue to pursue my passion to work in the field of speech-language pathology. I’m so thankful for this opportunity and I know your generous scholarship greatly impacted my future!”

Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, creed, color, sex or national origin. Scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of the Foundation, and may not be awarded even if the applicant meets all criteria. Foundation decisions are final.

Foundation Leadership

Ted Collins

Sovereign Grand Inspector General

Gene Jernigan

President, Scottish Rite Foundation
Emeritus Personal Rep., Valley of Southwest Georgia

James L. Johns, Sr.

Vice President, Scottish Rite Foundation

Keel Broom

General Secretary, Scottish Rite Foundation