Scholarships are awarded annually at the Shirley Martel Memorial Scholarship Banquet. The banquet is held in January of each year, and includes a ‘soup-to-nuts’ roast beef meal at a minimal cost, followed by an extensive raffle of items donated by local businesses and lodge supporters.
Moosup Lodge has donated over $37,000 in scholarships since the program’s inception in 1982, and we are very proud of our recipients’ successes. The scholarships are open to any high school student residing within the boundaries of the towns of Plainfield or Sterling, or to any relative of a Moosup Lodge brother, or to any active member of the local Demolay or Rainbow chapters. To qualify, the candidate must complete an application (available from the Plainfield High School guidance office or from a Lodge officer), maintain a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 80 (2.7 of 4.0), and be accepted at an accredited post-secondary institution. Additionally, all candidates must submit to a personal interview by the Moosup Lodge Scholarship Committee. Recipients are named at their respective high school’s baccalaureate excercises, however, cash stipends are not presented until the Scholarship Banquet, following the recipient’s successful completion of his or her first semester of schooling. For more information about the Moosup Lodge Scholarship contact the Lodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.