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The Grand Chapter of California, each year provides scholarship awards to:

  • Graduating High School students;
  • Members of the Order of Eastern Star who wish to continue their education; and
  • Students who desire to continue or complete their higher education.

The Scholarship Fund provides scholarships in amounts ranging from $500 to $5000 for students attending a four year college or university and $250 to $1000 for students attending a community college or vocational schools.

Scholarships are based on scholastic record, character, need, and the purpose and need for higher education. The different scholarships that we offer are described below.  If you know of anyone interested in receiving a scholarship, please encourage them to fill out our application, which is available on this Web site.  All applications must be received by March 15 to be considered.

Completed applications should be mailed to:  

  • Grand Chapter of California, Order of the Eastern Star
  • 16850 Bastanchury Road
  • Yorba Linda, CA  92886-1608

Those applications submitted electronically to:  GSecretary@oescal.org

must be also have a paper copy sent to the Grand Chapter Office.  

If you would like to help us to give more scholarships to deserving students and promote our Order in the community, please consider donating to one of the following scholarship funds.

General Scholarship Fund and Scholarship Endowment Fund

Our main Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to deserving recipients regardless of their field of study.  The funds collected for our main Scholarship Fund are awarded in full the following year.  Our Scholarship Endowment Fund is a fund whose principal amount is held as a permanent endowment and only the proceeds of the Endowment are used to give scholarships.  If you would like to donate to one of these funds, please click the Donate Now button.

ESTARL - Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership

The ESTARL fund is a scholarship fund first established at our international level that provides scholarships to recipients who desire to pursue a course of study in a theological college or seminary.  If you would like to support these students in their pursuit of religious studies, please donate to this fund by clicking the Donate Now button.

Gerald P. Cashion Memorial Fund

This fund was established as a memorial to Gerald P. Cashion, Worthy Grand Patron of California in 1977 and Right Worthy Grand Sentinel of the General Grand Chapter from 1988 to 1991. As a perpetual memorial to Gerald P. Cashion, the interest, dividends and realized gains generated by this Fund are used to provide scholarships to students pursuing a degree in Business Administration or Engineering at a four-year college or university.  If you would like to add to this fund, please click Donate Now and indicate your preference for this fund.

June Lucretia Barnum Memorial Scholarship Fund

This fund was established as a memorial to June Lucretia Barnum, who served as Worthy Grand Matron of California in 1991.  This fund provides scholarships to students who desire to pursue a course of study in Education or Forestry Management.  If you would like to make a contribution to this fund, please click the Donate Now button.