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Fort William Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 415 G.R.C.
THE KENNETH MATHESON MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Kenneth Matheson McKay Scholarship Fund is handled by Fort William Masonic Lodge No. 415 and is based on funds directed from the Craig and McKay Estates for the purposes of awarding scholarships in the memory of Kenneth McKay. The Scholarship was to be for the continuing education of Masonic Children who were attending Fort William Collegiate Institute.
As this Institute closed in 2005, a further directive was followed to make the Scholarship available to all Masonic Children finishing south ward Thunder Bay public high schools.
Over the past years, as interest rates declined to almost nothing, the lodge subsidized the scholarship to make it a reasonable amount.
In 2011 new methods to increase the value of the Scholarship were incorporated, enabling the Kenneth Matheson McKay Scholarship Fund to further the education of Masonic Children.
Kenneth Matheson McKay was Master of Fort William Lodge in the early 1960's and was District Deputy Grand Master of Algoma District in 1964.
The bursary is awarded when an application is received and money is available for this purpose. Applications are available from the Secretary and the Master of Fort William Lodge. The Lodge Bursary Committee makes the decision of the successful applicant. Children and grandchildren of any Thunder Bay Mason in good standing may apply.
Chairman of the Bursary Committee, Fort William Lodge A.F. & A.M. No. 415 G.R.C.