Over $200,000 in college scholarships are provided each year to more than 100 deserving California students to assist with the pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree. The California Scottish Rite Foundation places a strong emphasis on education and scholarships are provided for degrees in many fields including engineering, foreign service, forestry, medicine, public school administration, public service, and speech and language pathology.
The Foundation provides scholarships to fully accredited Colleges or Universities nationwide through six primary scholarship funds including; the Baldwin Scholarship, Harry Lister Scholarship, Lester W. Miller Scholarship, Ruppert Scholarship, Special Scholarship Program and the William F. Stovall Scholarship.
Applicants must be California residents, meet specific requirements for minimum number of units enrolled, and field of study.
The Foundation takes pride in partnering with students who wish to pursue higher education by acquiring either an undergraduate or graduate degree. We are proud to make an investment in tomorrow’s future leaders.
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.
Ways to Give
One Time Individual Donation
Your donation will support the programs of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, like the RiteCare Language Centers, our University Partnerships and our Scholarship programs.
Recurring Individual Donation
Support our efforts by giving on a recurring basis. Your donation will continually support the programs of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, like the RiteCare Language Centers, our University Partnerships and our Scholarship programs.
These gifts may enable you to realize tax benefits while giving the gift of life-changing speech, language and literacy therapy to a child in need. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org about this simple way to give.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation and how does it relate to the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry?
The RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation separate from the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. It was incorporated as a California non-profit Corporation on June 16, 1958, and is dedicated to support and assist the children in California to develop their full potential by providing childhood language services, scholarships, and other general charitable and educational programs.
Is the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation considered non-profit?
Yes. The RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation is a publicly supported, not-for-profit organization. It has been independent since its founding in 1958 and was recognized by the Internal Revenue Service in November 1960 as a 501(c)(3) public charity.
What is an endowment and why is it important?
A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact in perpetuity or for a defined time period. This allows for the donation to have a much greater impact over a long period of time than if it were spent all at once. A permanent endowment allows the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation to plan confidently for the future. An Endowment seeds new programs not typically funded through donations, provides support for new ventures in established programs, and makes it possible to attract and retain the best and brightest employees.
My gift may be considered small in comparison to some other gifts you might receive. Would my gift still make a significant difference?
It takes gifts at all levels to help the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California. Every gift makes a significant difference in the lives of the children the organization serves.
I’d like to make a commitment, but cannot pay it all at once. Will you accept a pledge or some type of deferred commitment?
Yes. You may pay a pledge over five years. We would also be happy to help you explore deferred planned giving opportunities that may better suit your needs. Please contact us at the Foundation Office at (714) 547-7325 or via email at: email@example.com
May I designate the use of my gift to a specific capital or current program need?
Yes. All gifts may be designated to a specific area of interest to the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, provided that a need exists.
How will my gift be recognized?
There are recognition opportunities for gifts at various levels including naming opportunities, and other activities. We recognize most gifts in our Annual Report. In addition, all contributions are acknowledged in writing by the Foundation.
Isn’t the money you get from Insurance enough to pay for these kinds of programs too?
The Board of Directors of the RiteCare Childhood Language Center, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation has determined that philanthropy is the only venue through which these important programs and services will be able to continue to meet the needs of children and families. As such, we do not bill insurance companies or client families for our service.
How can I give?
We will accept gifts of cash, marketable securities and other appreciated assets. Planned gifts, such as life insurance, annuities, trusts and bequests are also ways in which you can make a significant contribution to the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation.
What is the best way to make my gift?
There are many convenient options to make your contribution. Gifts can be made on-line, by mail, phone, Email, facsimile or in person.
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Because the RiteCare Childhood Language Centers of California, a program of the California Scottish Rite Foundation is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a not-for-profit, charitable, tax-exempt organization with 501(c)(3) status, contributions to the Foundation may be considered deductible for income tax purposes in accordance with IRS regulations. The receipt you receive for your contribution will identify any specifics needed to determine the tax treatment of your contribution. The information on this site is not intended as legal, tax or investment advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney, tax professional or investment professional.