The Grand Lodges of the District of Columbia’s Masonic Order have established an endowed scholarship fund that is specifically targeted to support students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and African American students from the District of Columbia.
“As Freemasons, we are taught that there is no better tool to improve oneself than an education, firmly grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. So, it’s natural that we would support public institutions of learning that offer that education to the broadest possible audience,” said Grand Master Roman Volsky of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Washington.
Phillip David, the Prince Hall Most Worshipful Grand Master, added, “the establishment of this endowment confirms our commitment to education and charity for as long as we exist.”
Rodney Trapp, vice president for advancement the University of the District of Columbia, said that “as we watch the increasing divisiveness around the country, it is inspiring to see such an incredible display of unity and brotherhood within the District of Columbia and for DC’s advanced public system of higher education.”