Original Announcement Inserted into the September 1969 Stated Communication Notice:
THE WOOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund is a charitable trust created in memory of Illustrious Brother Austin Cook Wood, 33rd Degree Master Mason, 1827 - 1910 and his Masonic descendents to provide financial assistance for qualified young people who are continuing their education beyond the high school level in an accredited school, college or university.
As Trustee, Gideon Lodge will annually award one or more scholarships from the earned income of this fund, in the amount of $1OO.OO each, to students who will be selected by a committee of Gideon Lodge Members, on the basis of merit and need, without regard to sex, religion or race, but with preference to the qualifying children of New Hampshire Masons.
Application forms which may be obtained from the Secretary of the Lodge after September 1st will be accepted by him during the months of September and October. The selection will be announced as soon after January 1st as it can be determined that the selected student is still in attendance at a school, college or university for the second semester of the academic year. The decision of the committee will be final in all cases.