“Thanks for your support while I was training. … scholarships such as yours made all the difference…” Lisa Earle
“I applaud your conscientious donation which is helping many future physicians.” –Ahmed Mian
Our lodge awards two scholarships each year. The first, which is in its second decade, is an award to a medical student at the University of Ottawa. The second is to a student in the Paramedic program at Algonquin College. Both of these scholarships were established by The Builders’ Masonic Lodge in recognition of Dr. John Dobbie’s contributions to medicine, along with his belief and practice of the fundamental principles of Freemasonry: brotherly love, relief and truth. Throughout his career, first as a teacher at the Ottawa Normal School and then as a medical practitioner and Chief Administrator of the Ottawa Civic Hospital, Dr. Dobbie was a very prominent member of the Ottawa Society and Masonry in particular. Dr. Dobbie passed away on January 6, 1945.
M.W.Bro. Dobbie was a Mason of profound scholarship, with great gifts of intellect and capacity for imparting knowledge, and with a steadfast faith in and love of his fellowmen. It would be his wish that this scholarship would help some worthy student choose a similar path to his, that of helping their brethren and building a better society.
The awards are for students who are in financial need with preference given to students involved in volunteer work before and during their time in post-secondary school.
The Builders’ Lodge is proud to recognize the past winners of the Dr. John Dobbie Masonic Scholarship and The Builders’ Lodge Masonic Scholarship. We have been exceptionally impressed with the caliber of the applicants.
|Dr. John Dobbie Masonic Scholarship||The Builders’ Lodge Masonic Scholarship|
|2016-2017 – Sarah Lum & Usman Khan||2015 – Tayia Sosnowsky|
|2015-2016 – Xia Meng Yang||2014 – Mathieu Rufiange|
|2014-2015 – Agata Dzwonek||2013 – Christina Carey|
|2013-2014 – Marie Loewen|
|2012-2013 – Jemy Mary Joseph|
|2011-2012 – Marie-Claude Laplante|
|2010-2011 – Ashley Miller|
|2009-2010 – Francois Pomerleau|
|2008-2009 – Margaret Mioduszewski|
|2007-2008 – Amanda Pecore|
|2006-2007 – Ahmed Mian|
|2005-2006 – Lucas Gil|
|2004-2005 – Ashnoor Nagji|
|2003-2004 – Laura Kluver|
|2002-2003 – Rebecca Schindle|
|2001-2002 – Lisa Earle|
The members of The Builders Lodge were once again pleased to award a scholarship to a worthy student – the winner for 2007 was Ahmed Mian. One of Ahmed’s favourite quotes is from Thomas Carlyle, “Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.”
In his scholarship statement he said, “This quote has been ingrained upon my heart and mind and I have carried the weight of its profound meaning wherever I have gone in my life. These words have been the impetus behind my tireless efforts for enriching the lives of those in need. This is because while growing up in a harsh public housing complex, I saw my peers waste their lives away. Yet, due to an inherent sense of duty to society, instilled in me by my parents, I wanted to make my life a positive and powerful example of commitment. Having witnessed the tragic death of P.C. Todd Baylis in 1994, only fortified my resolve. I became even more determined to enhance my own life, while helping others improve theirs as well.”