Since 1946, the Ensign Mayo Loan Fund has helped worthy members
of DeMolay achieve an education of their choice in California. In 1976 the
original agreement was amended to provide loans for California Job's
Daughters, Rainbow Girls and Master Masons. In 2018 the agreement was
amended again to add women who belong to Masonic appendant groups. This
organization is concerned with the education and advancement of the
Masonic-oriented youth, members of appendant Masonic groups and Master
Masons, in California. The Ensign Mayo Board of Trustees is the governing
body for the Ensign Joseph Sherwood Mayo DeMolay Loan Fund.
Annual loans up to $6,000 are available for Undergraduate and Vocational
school students. The loans are renewable up to a maximum of five loans, with
a maximum loan amount of $30,000 per student, and are repayable without
interest following graduation of school attendance. Upon graduation loan
repayment begins three (3) months thereafter, in monthly installments, until
the loan is paid in full. If the student decides to terminate or drop out of school
attendance the repayment of the loan will begin immediately. A chart of
monthly payments, depending on the loan balance, is printed on the
promissory note you will receive as part of the loan process.
Loan renewals are not automatic and requires the student to submit a renewal
application and a current official transcript.
The Ensign Mayo Board of Trustees will consider loan applications to attend
out of State schools.
There are no restrictions on the field of study
Must be a California active or Senior DeMolay, Job's Daughter, Rainbow
Girl, member of an Appendant Group, or a Master Mason in good standing. The
GPA must be at least 3.0 for undergraduate and 2.5 for Vocational school.
Loan applications are found on the Ensign Mayo web site at
www.ensignmayoloanfund.org or students can call the Ensign Mayo
Secretary, Jerry Saville, at 661-203-5747. Submit all applications to the
Ensign Mayo (EM) Secretary with two (2) letters of recommendations, your
official High School and/or college transcripts, proof of enrollment in school
and a copy of your club's dues card. (Note: letters of recommendations are
not required for renewal loans). If the eligibility requirements are met a
promissory note will be mailed to the student for processing. Two co-signers
are required and they can be your parents and/or two other responsible adult
persons. The original promissory note, with all signatures, must be returned
to the Secretary as this is a legally binding document.
Applications are accepted anytime during the year.
You have promised, with the signing of each note, that you or your co-signers
will make regular payments as provided on your promissory note. It is
necessary in every legal promissory note to provide just provisions for
repayment and to provide for penalties in the event such payments are not
made for any unexcused reason. Repayments not made when due place your
loan(s) in default. There are two penalties for default that we hope need never
be invoked in your account with the EM Loan Fund. But they are provided
for in case you fail to live up to the promises you have made, for any
unexcused reason. They are as follows:
(1) The entire amount of the notes becomes immediately due and payable;
(2) The entire amount in default becomes subject to interest from the time of
default at the rate of six percent (6%) per annum until paid.
We will be sympathetic toward any good reason for postponement of a
You must notify Ensign Mayo of any address or contact changes.
Our Ensign Mayo Loan Fund Trustor and Founder, Mr. Mayo, long stressed
the desire that recipients of our loans become acquainted with reasonable and
acceptable business principles. He felt that you will benefit by a working
knowledge gained in handling a business transaction by making these
educational loans and living up to their reasonable requirements in an orderly
manner. We stand ready to help upon request if we can do so. We want you,
upon completion of your repayments, to feel that you have been subject to a
valuable business experience that may be of value to you, as life proceeds,
ever remembering that as a DeMolay, Job's Daughter, Rainbow Girl, member
of an appendant group, or a Master Mason, you were found worthy and that
you lived up to the trust imposed upon you. The importance of regularity and
promptness must be stressed if you are to establish a personal credit rating in
your business life. You will never regret the experience you shall have gained.
Please call the Ensign Mayo Secretary at 661-203-5747 if you have any