One of our responsibilities as Masons in Annandale is to improve the community in which we live. Masonic organizations all have charities that donate time, effort, and money. Within our Elmer Timberman Lodge, we have additional specific charities that we support.
Every year we give scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 to deserving high school seniors to help facilitate their college careers. Our target schools are Annandale High School, Falls Church High School, and W.T. Woodson High School.
We have a committee that reviews applications and awards scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement and extra-curricular activities to qualifying high school seniors. No preference is given to any person based on race, gender or religion. The number of scholarships awarded will be determined based upon available funds and the number of applications. We reserve the right to open the scholar to students at schools outside of our target schools, again based on available funds and the number of applications.
The application package consists of:
1) Be a graduating senior as validated in the scholarship application package by the High School Guidance Counselor or other School Official at the time of submission;
2) Plan to pursue a trade school or college degree program as a full-time student (e.g., minimum 12 credit semester hours);
3) A typed scholarship application with all questions answered;
4) An unofficial or official high school transcript;
5) At least one (limit to three) letter of recommendation; and
6) Applicant and Guidance Counselor or other School Official signature.
Scholarship recipients will be required to provide their Social Security Number and Date of Birth after notification of award. This is required to assure the scholarship checks are credited to the correct student by the registrar’s office.
ONLY complete application packages, as outlined above, received by the deadline will be considered.
Submit your completed application package via Email or USPS no by later than April 30th of the year applied. Scholarship awards will be announced on or before May 30th of the application year.
Questions and Application Email Address: etl54.webmaster(at)gmail.com
Elmer Timberman Lodge No. 54
ATTN: Scholarship Committee
6911 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003-0438
Every minute of every day, someone needs blood. That blood can only come from a volunteer donor, a person like you who makes the choice to donate. There is no substitute for your donation. When you make a blood donation, you join a very select group. Currently, only 3 out of every 100 people in America donate blood. From its beginning, the American Red Cross has formed a community of service, of generous, strong and decent people bound by beliefs beyond themselves. The American Red Cross blood donor embodies this principle. To learn more about blood donation opportunities, speak with our Lodge Blood Coordinator, Nelson Figueroa. Please contact him for more details via email at sw(at)etl54.org.
We also raise money for the Masonic Home of Virginia (MAHOVA) which cares for men and women, so they can enjoy their golden years with proper dignity and happiness. In addition to financial gifts to the home, we have collected over two thousand large print books, video, and audio devices with disks and tapes for their entertainment. We also raised money to purchase a large screen television for their viewing pleasure. Elmer Timberman Lodge has also has started a program to provide a bus for field trips. We care about our Seniors!