The Order of the Eastern Star is the world's largest fraternal organization to which men and women may both belong. There are over one million members of the order worldwide who fall under the governance of the General Grand Chapter. The O.E.S. was founded by poet laureate of Fremasonry in 1850. The degrees are centered on five biblical heroines, Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha and Electa with each one representing one of the five principles of the order, Fidelity, Constancy, Loyalty, Faith and Love. The Order is open to people of all faiths who believe in a Supreme Being.
The Order of the Eastern Star gives support to young people who are members of Rainbow for Girls and the Order of DeMolay. ESTARL is a scholarship fund for those who are going to school for the purpose of religious training. Grand Chapter of Texas also grants scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Most local chapters offer a scholarship program as well. Texas Grand Chapter also supports TMRC, a retirement home for those in need.
We are proud to award a $500 scholarship to Desaray Guerrero. Congratulations!