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Nurses’ Scholarship Program

 Illinois Grand Council
Nursing Scholarship Fund

Companion Charles Davis, MIPGM, to assist students who are pursuing a career in nursing, started the Scholarship Foundation in the early 1970’s. The students must be enrolled in an approved School of Nursing.

The number of scholarships granted each year is dependent upon the interest earned by the funds in the Nursing Scholarship Foundation and the approval of the Scholarship Screening Committee.

Since the inception of the Foundation there have been six to ten scholarships given each year. Over the last four years the request for scholarships has grown faster than the size of the fund.

The Health Care Industry has made many changes over the last thirty years. Those patients that were admitted to the hospital thirty years ago are treated at the doctors’ office as outpatients. Nurses must be better-trained and educated today more than ever before.

The need for a Nurses Scholarship Program is needed now more than ever to meet the needs for our future.

Please give some consideration to making a contribution to the Nurses Scholarship Foundation through the Cryptic Masons University.


How Does an Individual Apply ?
Complete an application form with the required attachments prior to the deadline of April 1; Participate in a personal interview before the Screening Committee on or about May 15.


Who Decides Upon the Scholarship  Recipients?

The Scholarship Screening Committee.


How Often May an Individual Apply ?
Annualy, until graduation from an accredited Nursing Program. Scholarship grants will be paid directly to the institution in which the student is enrolled.


**The applicant must be a resident of the State of Illinois.**
*Grade transcripts must be submitted each semester.*


Return completed applications to:


Dick J. Carroll
2207 Sunset Dr.
Pekin, IL 61554-5364