higher education assistance programs
These programs fund opportunities for children, whether through scholarships or those identified as "at risk," to experience and visit college campuses for a day. Lodges either provide scholarships for students to defray costs for higher education or coordinate through Communities in Schools (CIS), which serves as a source of encouragement that higher education is a real possibility
knights of pythias poster contest
Sponsored by the Supreme Lodge, Knights of Pythias, this contest permits high school aged children to earn cash awards for their artwork geared toward a specific subject determined by the Supreme Lodge. The Grand Lodge, as well as subordinate lodges, may offer cash prizes to artists whose work was selected to compete at higher levels of the competition.