Mollie M. Walker, a senior at Emmetsburg High School in Emmetsburg, has been awarded a $1,200 scholarship from the Grand Lodge of Iowa, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons "Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer Technical Scholarship."
Mollie was one of 20 Iowa high school students selected to receive the MCEC Technical scholarship from more than 85 applicants.
Since the program's inception in 2009, the Grand Lodge of Iowa has awarded $113,000 in scholarships to 105 students. This year alone $24,000 in scholarships was awarded from an endowment fund to those students who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.
At present, Mollie plans to attend Iowa Lakes Community College, enrolling in their Veterinarian Technician Program.
"Being a member of FFA for four years and serving as an officer for the past year, she is a true leader of this chapter," said agriculture science teacher Randy Nosbisch. "She is always willing to help others and is often found putting others before herself. She is determined, a leader and one of the more compassionate students I have ever met."
Known to be the world's oldest fraternity, Masonry is an organization dedicated to building character among its members. Membership is open to men 18 years old and older. There are 275 Masonic lodges in communities across the state. For more information about Freemasonry in Iowa, visit www.grandlodgeofiowa.org