RiteCare Language Centers
Speech, language and literacy disorders can strike any child – with devastating outcomes. Many of these children struggle daily with the task of speaking, reading and writing. They become used to being teased, ignored, or scolded when they want to say something, when attempting to read, or when asked to write. Unfortunately, countless children with speech, language and literacy disorders are socially promoted from one grade to the next and suffer from extremely low self-confidence and difficulty succeeding academically.
The California Scottish Rite Foundation designates the funds raised from their donors to support the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California. We have also partnered with several Universities and private practices, like Speech Goals, with the goal of making a lasting difference in the lives of children in California.
Each year the Foundation provides support for life-changing speech, language, and literacy treatment of childhood language disorders to more than 2,300 children in communities across the state, free of charge. Since its founding in 1958, the Foundation also provides in excess of $200,000.00 annually in support of a wide variety of scholarship assistance to over 100 California students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Each year the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers in California provide services to over 2,300 children with speech, language and literacy disorders. The RiteCare Childhood Language Program clinics provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities. At the core of every program is the Scottish Rite mission to “help children communicate.”
Equally important, all services are available regardless of race, creed, or the family’s inability to pay.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CENTERS
By partnering with several private Speech-Language Pathologist practices, the California Scottish Rite Foundation can offer more services to more children in more communities. These partnerships also place speech pathologist graduate students in internships where needed, helping grow the next generation of speech professionals while increasing our ability to help the children who need our services the most.
We are currently partnered with Sunrise A Speech Pathology Corp in Fresno, Speech-Language Learning Associates, Inc. in Sacramento, and Speech Goals in Burlingame, Oakland, Santa Rosa and San Francisco.
The application deadline was April 30th. We are no longer receiving applications for the 2023 Scholarship season. Please subscribe below to receive more information around our scholarship programs.
The California Scottish Rite Foundation offers scholarships for both graduate and undergraduate studies to students who are California residents maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA and 12 units per term. All awards are paid out half in August and half in February of each year of the award.
The William F Stovall Scholarship and the Baldwin Scholarship support students pursuing a Master or Doctorate Degree in a field of public service such as Public-School Administration or Speech Language Pathology. The Stovall Scholarship awards $6,000 per year for up to two years and the Baldwin Scholarship awards $6,000 for one year.
The Ruppert Scholarship supports students pursuing an undergraduate degree in either medicine, engineering, forestry, or public-school administration. The Ruppert Scholarship awards $3,000 per year for up to four years.
The Lester W Miller Scholarship supports students pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field of study. The Miller Scholarship awards $3,000 per year for up to four years.
The Harry Lister Scholarship supports students pursuing an undergraduate degree in any field of study. The applicant must be a young man who is a blood relative of a California Mason and/or a past or current member of DeMolay International. The Lister Scholarship awards $3,000 per year for up to four years.
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA CENTERS
The California Scottish Rite Foundation has entered into strategic partnerships with several universities to ensure that we are able to offer a greater breadth of services to a wider range of children in various communities. These partnerships also enable aspiring graduate students at these universities to obtain the necessary hands-on experience they need under the supervision of their clinical professors so that they can make an immediate difference as a Speech-Language Pathologist upon graduation. We are currently partnered with California State University Long Beach, California State University Los Angeles, Chapman University in Orange County, and University of the Pacific in Stockton.