Crescent Lodge #25

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Crescent Lodge No. 25, A.F. & A.M. awards four $1,500 scholarships annually to students in the Cedar Rapids public high schools.  The scholarships are designed to assist graduating seniors in pursuing a post-secondary education at an accredited institution in any state which provides a two- or four-year college program.  The scholarships may be used for any bona fide school related expense such as tuition, fees, and books.

Applicants are not required to have a Masonic connection, nor do race, creed, religion, color, sex, or national origin have any bearing in the selection process. Recipients are selected after completing a comprehensive written application and an in-depth personal interview.

A broad-based criteria is used in the selection process. The principal criterion is service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas. Crescent Lodge seeks those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only of service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities. An applicant's academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered as is an evaluation of the applicant by a school official. The organization, appearance, and completeness of the application are also factors considered by the selection committee.

From all the applications received, the Scholarship Selection Committee will select a number of finalists who will be asked to appear before the committee for a personal interview. These interviews will be conducted at a number of locations across the state. Upon completion of the interviews, the committee will then select those who will receive scholarships.

Public high school seniors who feel they meet the criteria for eligibility and selection are invited to submit applications. These applications may be obtained through the guidance department of any Cedar Rapids public high school.   To be considered by the committee the letter of application must be postmarked no later than April 1 (Sections I through VI are considered the main portion of the application.) and all supporting materials no later than April 10.

Questions regarding applications and the scholarship program as well as completed applications should be directed to:

Scholarship Selection Committee
Crescent No. 25, A.F. & A.M.
2146 Tallgrass Drive
Marion, Iowa 52302