Masonic Higher Education Bursary Fund
The Masonic Higher Education Bursary Fund recognizes, promotes and supports excellence in education for the benefit of humanity.
Instituted by the Grand Lodge of Alberta, A.F. & A.M. at its Annual Communication in June of 1957. The intent was and is to provide assistance to those students wishing to receive a higher education but lacking the ever increasing funds to do so.
Today, the MHEBF Bursaries are awarded to students at the post secondary level of Education in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Bursaries are awarded on a basis of need and proven scholastic ability. The application deadline is February 1st. annually. Each year the Bursaries are provided in a three fold manner as follows:
1. Thirty $5000.00 Bursaries are awarded across Alberta and the Northwest Territories (Excluding the Peace River Regional District) courtesy of the MHEBF.
2. Eight $5000.00 Bursaries are awarded within the Peace River Regional District courtesy of The Mathews Konschak Trust Masonic Bursary.
3. Two $7000.00 Bursaries are awarded across Alberta and the Northwest Territories to Pharmacy and Medicine students courtesy of The Lauraine Douchet Masonic Bursary.
*The amount of Bursaries awarded each year may be increased or decreased in amounts of bursaries provided and amount of financial assistance provided. For example, in 2014 The Lauraine Douchet Masonic Bursary was able to award four Bursaries at $7,200.00 each.
The Grand Lodge of Alberta, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Masonic Higher Education Bursary Fund obtains its funding through donations from individual Freemasons, Masonic Clubs and Concordant Bodies, Memorial Donations and Bequests placed in Wills. The Fund is a Registered Charitable Fund and receipts for Income Tax purposes are issued. Registration Number 107447153RR0001.
To donate, simply follow these three steps below to donate online:
1. Visit www.MHEBF.com
2. Select DONATE, learn and link to CanadaHelps.
3. Fill out ONLINE form and Donate.
OR, if you wish to fill out a form and send it along with a cheque or credit card number to the Grand Lodge Office click here to access the form.
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Masonic Foundation of Alberta
The Masonic Foundation of Alberta is a Charitable Foundation established to assist Alberta’s Freemasons’ with their charitable endeavours and to enhance the profile of Freemasonry in their local communities. In addition the Foundation directly assists youth-serving organizations in their efforts to serve and protect at-risk youth in our communities.
The Foundation has provided assistance to more than 70 Registered Charities and since 2006 has donated more than $500,000 to various worthy causes. This assistance is only possible through the generous donations from Alberta’s Masonic Lodges and individual Freemasons.
Instructions on how to make donations to the Foundation, as well as the process and forms required to request assistance from the Foundation, for Lodge projects, can be found on the Foundations website on the “Donations” and “Request Assistance” pages.