Courtesy of Jason Van Dyke
Courtesy of Jason Van Dyke

Approximately 400 Freemasons from the Grand Lodge of DC and the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of DC recently converged on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia in northwest D.C. to celebrate the establishment of the lodges’ $400,000 scholarship program.

The scholarships will specifically target students in UDC’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and African-American students from D.C., the university said.

The money will also provide emergency funds for students with critical and immediate financial needs.

The joint gift was part of the lodges’ Oct. 21 Masonic Day of Thanksgiving event, during which Grand Master Roman Volsky of the Grand Lodge and Prince Hall Most Worshipful Grand Master Phillip David consecrated a memorial plaque on the main plaza of the university.

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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