A campaign to raise funds for scholarships that could be given to deserving North Carolina pupils was started in 2000 by Grand Master Charles Cathey.
The North Carolina Freemasons generously responded to Past Grand Master Cathey’s appeal for funding college tuition for high school seniors.
The scholarship program Charles Cathey started now honorably carries his name in recognition of his zeal and attempt to educate the young generation of North Carolina.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR APPLICANTS
There will be eight $1,000 scholarships given out for the 2022–2023 academic year.
Applicants must be registered in an approved North Carolina high school and have a required cumulative GPA of 3.0, or a similar mark under the school’s grading system, in order to be eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship review panel will take into account a number of things, such as academic success, involvement in extracurricular and community activities, and personal recommendations.
Sealed high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and two letters of reference are required of applicants in addition to the completed and signed scholarship application.
One letter should come from a professor or school representative, and the other should come from a stranger in the neighborhood.
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Letters must be enclosed in envelopes with the writer’s signatures across the seal and submitted with the application.
Applicants must agree to allow the scholarship committee to look into their academic records and, if necessary, conduct interviews with them.
Only the tuition, fees, lodging, board, and/or books required by the university, institution, community college or technical school in which the recipient is enrolled may be covered by scholarship awards.
The scholarship money will be transferred straight to the recipient’s school account. The scholarship expires after one year.
The Grand Lodge of North Carolina will be held liable for any portion of the scholarship that is not reimbursed by the institution in the event that a beneficiary drops out of school or is unable to attend for the upcoming academic year.
Even after awards have been publicized, the Grand Lodge Scholarship Panel retains the power to withdraw any scholarship for misconduct or other grounds at its discretion.
See the scholarship website for more information on eligibility and the application procedure.