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Valley of Providence 2024 Abbott and Ruérat Scholarships-Application Process

01 May 2023

The Valley of Providence announces that the application process for The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship and The Albert P. Ruérat Scholarship is now open. Eligible candidates may access scholarship applications online from now through May 1, 2024. 


Once applications are filled out, they must be “snail-mailed” to the Home Valley Secretary at the following address:

Scottish Rite Valley of Providence
2115 Broad St
Cranston, RI 02905

Despite the pandemic-related hardships experienced throughout 2021, the Valley of  Providence Scottish Rite Masons continues to positively impact the lives of students, assisting them in their dreams of achieving a higher education via a trade or accredited college or university degree.

One of the main goals of the Scottish Rite Masons is to support those who seek to grow and improve themselves so that they might make their family, friends, and community a better place. By supporting educational goals, we are supporting the bright and promising youth of the future.

More About The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship and Albert P. Ruérat Scholarship:

Named for Leon M. Abbott, Sovereign Grand Commander from 1921 to 1932, The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship provides financial support for the continuing undergraduate and graduate education of Scottish Rite Masons, Scottish Rite Mason family members, and members of Masonic Youth Groups, including (but not limited to) the Order of DeMolay, Job’s Daughters International, and The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

The Albert P. Ruérat Scholarship is for DeMolay members only. 

Scholarship Program Application Process:

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for scholarships from the Valley of Providence (Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction), please first read our eligibility requirements. You are eligible to apply if you are: 

  • A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction who is in good standing;
  • A student related (by blood or legal means) to a current or deceased member of the Scottish Rite in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction;
  • A member of a Masonic-sponsored youth group located within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, such as DeMolay International, Job’s Daughters, or Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

Scholastic Qualifications:

To be considered for The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship or The Albert P. Ruérat Scholarship, applicants must meet one of the following qualifications. You must be:

  • A high school senior, currently accepted at an accredited trade school, who has attained a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; or
  • A high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
  • The Albert P. Ruérat Scholarship is for DeMolay members only.

Where to Apply:

Your application for The Leon M. Abbott Scholarship or The Albert P. Ruérat Scholarship should be submitted to the Valley of Providence of the sponsoring Scottish Rite Mason. The application deadline is May 1st of each year. Please reach out to the Secretary of the Valley of Providence to receive your application.

When you apply, you will be able to apply for both scholarships. However, only one scholarship will be awarded to each scholarship recipient. If you have any questions while reviewing or filling out your application, please do not hesitate to contact us at (401) 461-2480

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