“Investment in Education is an investment in the Future”

Mission Statement

The Knights Templar Educational Foundation Committee considers all applications for scholarships without regard to age, race, religion, national origin, gender, Masonic ties, or affiliations. These scholarships are not “grants in aid” but are open to all students regardless of their financial circumstances.


Provide financial assistance to students who meet the required qualifications, which may vary from state to state.
How to apply for a grant
Application forms are available from the office of the Grand Recorder of the Grand Commandery of each Division or Division Chairman

Contacts for information

The State Grand Recorder may be contacted by clicking HERE

History and transition of the Knights Templar Educational Foundation

In 1922, the Grand Encampment launched the Knights Templar Educational Foundation with the words: “We feel that the Grand Encampment can build no greater monument nor inaugurate a more worthwhile movement than to establish a plan which will put into effect a plan which will provide educational advantages for the youth of our beloved country, thereby enabling them to become more useful members of society and better citizens of the United States of America.”

The Foundation was sustained and perpetuated by each Sir Knight paying annually the sum of $1.00 for a period of nine years beginning July 1, 1924. This Fund became available for student loans.
Through the years, the fund has grown, and Grants and Scholarships are available in several states. However, some states still continue to use the Loan program, where the student is expected to repay the loan at a low-interest rate. States have either Grants or Scholarship Loans but not both.

Knights Templar Scholarship Award Application deadline is June 1st of each year. Please print and complete the Certification and Application forms and mail or email them to the address on the form.

Certification Form

Knights-Templar-Scholarship-Application-rev. 3-29-22