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Tucker Is Recipient of Missouri Masonic Scholarships Award

COLUMBIA – The Grand Lodge AF & AM of Missouri has awarded sixteen Masonic Scholarships to students throughout our great state. Among those, Lacey Tucker of Ava is one of the recipients and has re­ceived a four-year scholarship for outstanding academic achievement.

Among the standard criteria for scholarships, the Samuels Smith Scholarship for general study and Ruth Lutes Bachman Scholarship awarded to students studying nurs­ing and education, Merit Masonic Scholarship are awarded only to graduates of a Missouri high school or Missouri accredited home schooling program. Additionally, graduates of a Missouri two-year program and certified technological and trade schools are also consid­ered.

On the average of 750 applica­tions are received each year and are reviewed by a specialized committee that, no matter how much money is being awarded, always wish there was more to go around.

Freemasonry is a charitable fra­ternal organization that has played an important role in the lives of some of our most notable citizens, including fourteen United States Presidents were also Masons, among them President Harry S Truman, most prominent to Missourians be­cause of his Missouri roots. Mis­souri Freemasonry looks to Missouri’s youth to carry forth the efforts of our forefathers, and by contributing to their education, we are securing a foundation for these future leaders of our country, and empowering all to succeed.