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The fraternal College Scholarship Program is designed to encourage qualifying young Modern Woodmen members to develop their talents and continue their formal education beyond high school.

High school seniors who are Modern Woodmen members can apply for one of 39 scholarships and 100 additional awards presented annually. These include:

​National scholarships

Each year national scholarships of $16,000 will be awarded to three winners chosen from all qualifying applicants. Scholarship funds are distributed equally over four years of $4,000 per year for undergraduate study at the accredited college or university of the student’s choice.

2015 National Scholarship Winners >>>


Regional scholarships

Thirty-six regional scholarships are also awarded annually to six winners selected in each of six geographic regions of the United States. Regional scholarship winners receive awards of $12,000, $11,000, $10,000, $9,000, $8,000 or $7,000, distributed equally over four years.

2015 Regional Scholarship Winners >>>

Additional awards

One-time, $500 awards are presented to 100 students, selected randomly from remaining qualified applicants.

2015 Grant Winners >>>

A student eligible to apply for a college scholarship must be:

  • A secondary school senior. (A senior is defined as any student who will graduate between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31 in the year in which the scholarship is initially awarded.)
  • A beneficial member of Modern Woodmen as of Sept. 30, 2013. (The benefit certificate held by the student must be a life insurance contract on a premium-paying basis or must be paid up according to the terms of the certificate other than through use of the nonforfeiture option.)
  • ACT score of 22 or higher, or a SAT combined math and reading score of 1010 or higher.

Application Deadline 

Applications for 2015 seniors are due Jan. 1, 2016. 

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Modern Woodmen fraternal benefits are not part of the life insurance or annuity contract and may have specific eligibility requirements.

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You'll need to become a member if you want to enjoy Modern Woodmen's fraternal benefits. It's easy to do!

Simply contact a representative near you or call (800) 447-9811.

It's a Fact

Over the years, Modern Woodmen has distributed more than $9.7 million in scholarships through its College Scholarship Program and the Nontraditional Student Award Program. In 2014, Modern Woodmen awarded $444,375 through these two programs.

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