The John Henry Peters Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually by Union Lodge No. 38, Free & Accepted Masons of Kingston, Tennessee. Brother John Henry Peters transferred his Masonic membership from Monrovia, California to Union Lodge No. 38 in the 1950’s. In 1976, he moved to Jefferson, Iowa. While residing in Kingston, he became good friends with Union Lodge Secretary Brother Henry Wattenbarger. While living in Iowa, Brother Peters corresponded with Brother Wattenbarger on a regular basis and retained his Union Lodge Membership. Brother Peters passed away in 1985. When he died, he had no living relatives and bequeathed his estate equally among 5 Masonic bodies (including Union Lodge) that he had been associated with during his lifetime. Brother Peters requested that his gift be used for scholarship and charitable purposes. Accordingly, these scholarships are named in his honor and in his memory.

Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors of Roane County High School and Midway High School. Recipients must be planning to attend an accredited two or four year college or Trade School. The scholarship will be a one time award, with the amount to be set each year by the lodge, and will be paid directly to the student upon satisfactory proof of enrollment.

Application forms are available from the Guidance Counselors at each school, or from any member of Union Lodge No. 38 (Kingston). The winners will be announced in May.

This application form must be completed and received by March 29,. 

Pages 1 & 2 to be mailed by the student to P.O. Box 38 Kingston, Tn. 37763

Page 3 to be completed by the Guidance Counselor and mailed to above address.

Winners will be selected based both on academic achievement and financial need. Preference will be given to those students who have been involved in community service projects during high school. Applicants DO NOT need to have a Masonic relative in order to be considered.

By his generosity to Union Lodge, Brother Peters has also taught us all a very valuable lesson–the value of helping others. He appreciated the kindness shown him by his Union Lodge brethren during his times of need while living in Kingston, and has returned this generosity many times over. Union Lodge is proud to repeat his example of generosity by helping our local students further their education.

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