Jenna is just one of the many young people who are now pursuing careers that they are passionate about, thanks to support from the MCF.
Jenna had always dreamed of becoming a dentist and was thrilled when she was offered a place at university.
She applied for a loan but shortly before starting, she was told that she would have to fund the whole course herself. Unfortunately, Jenna’s parents were also facing financial difficulties and were unable to offer any help. In order to make end meet, she was forced to take on two jobs, on top of her demanding course workload.
Taking a toll
“Eventually this took a toll on my physical and mental health, and I almost had to drop out of university. My grandfather was a Freemason and told me if I ever needed help, the Freemasons would be there for me – so I got in touch with the MCF and applied for support.”
“The MCF paid for my tuition fees, and I’ve now graduated as a Dentist with first class honours. Applying for support was the best decision I’ve ever made! If I hadn’t applied, I wouldn’t have finished my degree and would not have my dream job.”
Grants to support young people in education
The MCF offers support to the children and grandchildren of Freemasons, who are up to the age of 25 and in full time education.
As well as covering essentials like school uniforms and childcare costs, these grants can also fund school trips, extracurricular activities and university scholarships.
Apply for support