Donita Head
Grand Royal Matron

Grand Court of Idaho
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Order of the Amaranth

Rick Clendenning
Grand Royal Patron


Diabetes Research

Diabetes is a serious health problem. It affects nearly 23 million Americans. One third of them don't even know they have it. And - there is no cure.

Your body needs energy for everything you do, from running to sleeping. Diabetes affects the way your body turns food into energy. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods you eat into "fuel." With diabetes, something goes wrong with this process. This affects all parts of the body. It can lead to blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, nerve and blood vessel damage.

In the five minutes it will take you to read this brochure, six people in the United States will learn they have diabetes. This is almost 2,000 people a day. It is estimated that almost 20% of adults over age 55 have diabetes. And, with its complications, diabetes is truly one of the worst diseases of our time.

How the Order of the Amaranth Helps Fight Diabetes

In 1979, the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation was formally adopted and diabetes became the primary philanthropic project through which the Order of the Amaranth works for the betterment of mankind. The Order of the Amaranth has mobilized the efforts of its membership to prevent and cure diabetes and to help improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Thanks to the dedicated support of our members worldwide, we have raised over $18 million in the fight against diabetes.

All funds raised by the Order of the Amaranth go directly to diabetes research through the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation. We do not support fundraising or management costs. The American Diabetes Association reviews and selects the research scientists to be funded. Through this peer-reviewed system, contributors are assured that their gifts support the most important diabetes research and that the research results are shared throughout the scientific community.

Link: American Diabetes Association


The Grand Court of Idaho Order of the Amaranth is providing a limited number of $500.00 Scholarships for High School and College Students. These Scholarships are for the 2023, 2024 School years. Deadline for Scholarship Applications are to be turned into H.L. Debbie Basterrechea, Chairman of the Scholarship Committee (Mail) by July 15th, 2023. The Scholarship Application will be posted when available.

2024 Letter from our Grand Royal Matron
2024 Grand Court Scholarship Application
(Click on each to download .pdf format)

Student eligibility requirements for these Scholarships shall be:

  1. a permanent resident of the State of Idaho, and:
  2. a member of Job's Daughters, or Rainbow for Girls, or DeMolay (including majority members and senior DeMolays),
  3. or the Son, Daughter, Grandchild or Great-Grandchild of a Master Mason in good standing in the State of Idaho,
  4. or a Son, Daughter, Grandchild or Great-Grandchild of a member in good standing of the Order of the Amaranth in Idaho,
  5. or a member of the Order of the Amaranth in good standing in Idaho,
  6. Requests for a special eligibility may be submitted on a case by case basis to the Scholarship Chairperson for consideration by the committee.
  7. Applicant shall be a graduating High School senior or shall have graduated the previous year and may or may not already be attending college.




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