SAINT CHARLES – Bailey M. Dixon, a senior at Interstate 35 High School in Truro, has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Grand Lodge of Iowa, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
Dixon was one of 60 outstanding Iowa high school students selected to receive the scholarship from over 900 applicants.
Iowa Masons award scholarships each year in recognition of a student’s academic performance, community activities, leadership and financial need.
Since the program’s inception in 1970, the Grand Lodge of Iowa has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to more than 1,800 students.
This year alone, $120,000 in scholarships were awarded from an endowment fund established to recognize the accomplishments of young Iowans and to promote the education of future, state leaders.
At present, Bailey plans to attend Coe College and major in business/marketing.
“Bailey has a unique combination of academic pride, compassion and creativity — her humble attitude earns her a great amount of respect from her peers, said Desman Oakley, English teacher.
Known to be the world’s oldest fraternity, Masonry is an organization dedicated to building character among its members. Membership is open to men age 18 and older. There are 275 Masonic lodges in communities across the state. For more information about Freemasonry in Iowa, visit www.grandlodgeofiowa.org.