The Scottish Rite Foundation of Georgia, Inc. was founded Aug 26, 1980. Its purpose is to give financial aid to gifted Georgia students, who are legal residents of Georgia, are U.S. citizens, and plan to or are attending universities or colleges in the state of Georgia. Looking at today's high tuition costs can be a shock for any parent. If parents weren't able to start an early savings program then there are still many sources of financial help available. One is the Scottish Rite Foundation of Georgia, Inc., and we want to help as many Georgia students as possible. Undergraduate scholarships only are available for deserving Georgia young men and women seeking higher education in Georgia colleges. No graduate scholarships are available at this time.
The Foundation grants a maximum of $1000 a year to qualified Georgia students who seek help for their careers. Thus we activate the words of Albert Pike, "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal". We want to help the young students of Georgia, for they are our country's future.
In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program (SRCLP) clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.
Today, there are SRCLP clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase. The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent. Tens of thousands of youngsters across the United States have been helped significantly. With the good work of dedicated clinicians and parents, the Scottish Rite has achieved successes that could only be imagined a few years back. Children who might have remained educationally behind for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead productive lives.
As a rule, the SRCLP Clinics accept preschool children who have difficulty speaking or understanding the spoken word or school-age children who have difficulty learning to read. Some centers also offer literacy training for adults. Inquiries on age groups and program offerings in specific areas should be addressed to the director of the local Scottish Rite facility. Equally important, all services are available regardless of race, creed, or the family’s inability to pay. While all children in need are eligible for available SRCLP treatment, please consult with your local facility for specific financial information.
Director: Dr. Jennifer Jones
Therapeutic Interventions of GA, Inc.
2315 C Central Ave
Augusta, GA 30904
Your generous gift helps the young people of Georgia,
for they are our country's future!