New Hampshire Scottish Rite is proud to support two charities: the Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc. and Scottish Rite Scholarships.
Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.
For over ten years, the Scottish Rite of Masons, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, have been national leaders in the effort to help children and their families overcome the painful obstacles of dyslexia.
With more than 50 active Learning Centers in 15 states, the Children's Dyslexia Centers tackle the challenge of dyslexia head-on, both by providing free tutoring for children with dyslexia and by training a growing cadre of highly skilled and dedicated tutors.
Scottish Rite Scholarships
In 1922, a college scholarship program was inaugurated with an initial appropriation from Supreme Council funds. In 1932, Leon M. Abbott bequeathed additional funds to establish an Education and Charity Fund. The first Abbott scholarship was awarded in 1951.
For many years, the scholarships were presented to journalism students at selected universities throughout the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. In 1984, it was voted to expand the scholarship program by awarding grants to children of Scottish Rite members and to young people active in the youth groups (DeMolay, Rainbow, Jobs Daughters) affiliated with the Masonic fraternity. In 1985-86, the first academic year, funds were allocated for 68 scholarships.
New Hampshire Consistory has, for many years, matched the money given by Supreme Council for Abbott Scholarships to help more children further their educations. In 2010, Consistory voted to name those scholarships in memory of William E. Bryant, 33°, M.S.A. Bill was Commander-in-Chief of New Hampshire Consistory for the years 1999 and 2000, and a tireless supporter of its charities.
The William E. Bryant Scholarship Program provides financial support for the continuing education of young men and women from Scottish Rite families and Masonic-related youth groups.