The Grand Chapter of Kansas, Order of the Eastern Star is happy to be able to offer the following scholarship awards.
Application and budget/financial forms are available on this page, or by contacting us at:
Grand Chapter of Kansas, OES Scholarship Committee
c/o Executive Secretary
221 S.W. 33rd Street
Topeka, KS 66611-2379
Phone: (785) 234-5743
Notes on Requirements
(a) Applicants must be U.S. Citizens and residents of Kansas.
(b) Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in twelve (12) hours or more per semester at an accredited institution of higher education in Kansas. This includes Community Colleges, Four-year accredited colleges or universities, or Vocational/Technical/Trade Schools in the State of Kansas.
(c) Masonic affiliation, as defined below, is a requirement for all but the Hendricks and Cearley Youth Scholarships.
Definition: Master Masons and Members of the Eastern Star, Children and Grandchildren of Masons and/or Members of the Order of the Eastern Star in Kansas; Also current or Majority Members of the youth groups (DeMolay, Job’s Daughters, Rainbow Girls) shall be eligible to receive scholarship awards.
(d) Students may be eligible for more than one (1) scholarship. Awards will be made at the discretion of the Scholarship Board within the stipulations of each individual Scholarship Fund to best utilize the monies available each year.
Rules adopted by the OES Scholarship Board
I. Students must attest to their Masonic or OES relationship and be prepared to present credentials of verification.
II. Applicants must submit completed applications for Scholarship(s), and supporting documents, to the Executive Secretary no later than June 15.
III. Awards are made annually to begin in the fall semester. Scholarship amounts may vary, depending upon the availability of funds, unless specified in the scholarship description. Applicants will be notified of awards by letter prior to the fall semester.
IV. Awards will be mailed to the school in the name of both the student and the institution. One half of the award will be mailed for the fall semester, the balance to be mailed for the spring semester. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the Financial Aid Office at his/her institution to receive the award. In the event a student cannot matriculate the second semester, that portion of the scholarship shall be returned to the Grand Chapter of Kansas and the Scholarship Fund upon which it was drawn.
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