Ill. Paul R. Kach, 33° (1900-1983) was an outstanding member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Baltimore, Maryland, and an ardent supporter of the Order of DeMolay. The essay contest, which bears his name, was established in his memory in 1984. Scottish Rite members are proud to support DeMolay by offering a scholarship only for its members, thus encouraging the moral and intellectual growth of young men across the world.
The Centennial Kach Essay Competition is different than previous years. During the Centennial year, the two international winners will receive an additional $5,000 academic scholarship. This year's topic is "How can DeMolay create leaders in a global community?"
- The Paul R. Kach, 33°, Essay Competition awards $300 cash to each Regional Winner (2 winners from each of the 10 DeMolay Regions) and an additional $1,200 cash for 2 International Winners . For the 2 International Winners, their combined winnings are $1,500 cash. For 2019 only, the International winners will each receive a $5,000 academic scholarship.
- 10th grade and below (DeMolay in good standing)
- 11th grade and above (DeMolay in good standing)
- Only one essay will be accepted from each author. All essays must be received electronically via this link not later than December 1st, 2018. Region Representatives will establish an impartial judging panel for the purpose of determining regional winners. An international judging panel will be established through the DeMolay International Service & Leadership Center. At all levels of judging, the panelists will not know the name of the author or home jurisdiction.
Sponsored by The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, this is an official program of DeMolay International and acknowledges authority and yields allegiance to DeMolay International, of which Frank S. Land was Founder.