Plano Lodge #768 Scholarship Application

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May 022013


Plano Lodge #768 Scholarship Application



Plano Lodge #768 in conjunction with the North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library is awarding two, $1000.00 scholarships to local students towards higher education.    The decision will be based upon qualification and merit of the Essay focused on Masonic history in Texas or its historical territories.

  • Applications will be accepted any time.  Our due date is February 1st, 7pm, for the following school year (Fall-Spring) by mail (PO Box) or in-person to:

Plano Masonic Lodge #768

P. O. Box 860282

Plano, TX 75086


Plano Masonic Lodge #768

1414 ½ J Ave

Plano, TX 75074

  • Attention should be made to the Scholarship Committee.  We will accept applications & essays anytime throughout the year leading to the Feb. 1 deadline.
  • Plano Lodge #768 with the North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library will have the scholarship committee review, rank, and approve the received applications.  The best two essays will be awarded the scholarships.
  • In May we will announce decisions
  • In July we present awards
  • The lodge will pay the college or university upon enrollment by the scholarship recipient.

Your submitted application should include these items (1-8):

  1. Full Name
  2. Address
    1. You must live within Collin County or a county adjoining it
  3. Contact information
    1. Phone
    2. Email
  4. College or Institution’s Name & Address, if known
  5. Past semester(s)’s transcript with GPA minimum of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  6. Interest or Degree plan
  7. Personal paragraph
    1. While the scholarship is based upon the historic essay, we would like to know about you, your situation, your plans, and any circumstances that you feel we should know.
    2. Masonic affiliation is not a prerequisite to apply, but is definitely allowed.
  8. Essay
    1. Subject: Fraternal or Masonic History in Texas
    2. Qualification: (at least) 3 full pages (double-spaced, 1” margins, 12-pt Times New Roman font) in addition to proper referencing of source material.
    3. Notes:
      1. Masonry can be interpreted to include other Fraternal or appendant bodies.
      2. Suggestions: Personal biographies, Masonic functions, Social functions, Educational functions, Charitable functions, Masonic places, Eras and local fraternal impact, Fraternal organization history or other similar.
      3. Texas history may be Plano, Dallas, Peter’s Colony, Republic of Texas, State of Texas, or other geographical or historical tie to our community.
      4. Essays will become property of the North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library collection.
        1. The Essay may be re-published or publicly displayed with credit assigned to author.

The North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library will be open for research.

  • M / W / F 1 – 4pm, or other arrangements may be made.


Certificate Examination Practice

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Apr 292013


Ricky Brown with the Grand Lodge Committee on Work is scheduled to conduct the Certificate Exam at Plano No. 768 on Monday, 9 September 2013 – 600 pm .

Lecture practice sessions for ALL CERTIFICATE CANDIDATES will be held each Wednesday evening beginning at 6:30 PM in the Lodge Room.

Contact Jim Harbor at or 469-744-6028 for more information.

“Dress Rehearsal” will be held at the lodge on Saturday, September 7th beginning at 8:00 AM.

Feb 012013

The North Texas Masonic Historical Museum & Library is hosting a Spring Festive Board on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at 6:30 PM.

We will have have an excellent Masonic educational program entitled “The Universal Search for Light: Religion and Masonry” by our special guest speaker, Brother Jason E. Marshall, an accomplished author of a number of published papers of Masonic interest with a forthcoming book on the subject of comparative religion.

Dinner will include Appetizers, Salad, Prime Rib, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables, and Dessert.

Attendance is open to all Masons (Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts, and Master Masons) and limited to the first 28 to register. The cost is $50, payable at the time of registration. For you convenience, you may use the “Buy Now” button below to pay through PayPal.

I hope to see you there.

Jason E. Marshall is a practicing attorney in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He lives in Chickasha, Oklahoma with his wife and child. Jason holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science, with an emphasis in international relations and cultural studies, as well as a Juris Doctorate.

Brother Marshall’s interest in international cultures has led him to extensively study world religions, philosophies, and esoteric traditions. His studies into world religions and various esoteric traditions eventually led him to the Masonic Fraternity. Within the Masonic Fraternity, he is active in numerous leadership roles, and writes extensively on various blue lodge and Scottish Rite themes.

Brother Marshall is a charter member of Lodge Veritas #556, in Norman, Oklahoma,where he is currently serving as Senior Warden. He is also a charter Member and Past High Priest of Chapter Veritas #103, in Norman, Oklahoma. He is also a member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, Oklahoma Chapter, and the Oklahoma Order of High Priesthood. Brother Marshall also serves as the Chairman for the Guthrie Valley Scottish Rite’s Mentorship Committee, and he is also in the Kadosh officer line for the Valley of Guthrie. He also serves on the awards committee for The Society for Masonic Research.

Brother Marshall‘s masonic writings have appeared in “The Masonic Society Journal”, Societas Rosicruciana’s “Ad Lucem” publication, and he is a featured writer for “Living Stones Magazine”. Outside of the masonic fraternity, Jason has been featured in “Office Canada”, as well as the 2012 book “Imperfect Spirituality”, by Polly Campbell. Jason is also the owner and primary author of the website: