Pictured is Worshipful Master Adam Thompson presenting Baylie R. Hochstedler a Masonic Scholarship Certificate from the Scholarship Board of the Grand Lodge of Indiana, Free and Accepted Masons. Left to right Worshipful Master Adam Thompson, Kirk Hochstedler, Baylie Hochstedler and proud grandfather Jack Howard.
The Grand Lodge of Indiana Scholarship Board distributes earning from an endowment, making it one of the largest fraternal scholarship funds in the country. In the years of its operation more than $6,000,000 in scholarships have helped approximately 6,000 Hoosier students realize their educational goals. Children and stepchildren of Master Masons and Master Masons, who demonstrate academic merit, financial need and community participation, may apply for scholarships if they are attending an Indiana college or University.
The Baylie R. Hochstedler Scholarship was one of 293 selected from nearly 400 applicants, Baylie was sponsored by her father Kirk Hochstedler who is a member of Lewisville Lodge # 72. Baylie plans to apply the Masonic Scholarship toward her first year at Purdue University.