Impact Your World!

Who We Are

We are just like you. Men and women who want to be a positive force in our personal relationships as well as on the world around us. In small ways, one-on-one, we improve our towns and cities, our state and our nation. The Order of Eastern Star stretches across the globe and members are able to find like-mind individuals to share a conversation and to labor side-by-side in service and charity.

What We Do

We are service-minded individuals organizing and participating in service projects that have a positive impact in our communities as well as our world. We support a variety of charities. Overall, the Masonic organizations contribute more than one million dollars a day in charitable endeavors. One widely known charity is Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Order of the Eastern Star supports service dogs, such as in the state of New Mexico, supporting Paws and Stripes.

Supporting our Veterans and Active Military

We are your neighbors in twenty-five communities across New Mexico who support our active military and veterans in a variety of ways.

Operation Soldier Smiles, Inc. – the Alamogordo-based non-profit delivering care packages specifically to troops stationed away from the comforts of an established base

Paws and Stripes – Saving lives two at a time by matching veterans with trained service dogs


We award scholarships to students attending college as well as those in seminary in the belief that higher education leads to greater opportunities and enriched communities through better lives.

ESTARL – Eastern Star Awards for Religious Learning -- New Mexico men and women enrolled in seminary or who are providing religious oriented services in their communities, are welcome to apply for financial support grants to help them attend schools or trainings (conferences). Applicants needs to be a New Mexico resident or have a legal parent who is a New Mexico resident.

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ESTARL Initial Application

ESTARL Renewal Application

ESTARL Continuing Education Application

Scholarships - Any New Mexico student enrolled as a full-time student in any accredited university of college are encouraged to complete the application

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Student Scholarship Application OES

Deadline to Submit to Grand Chapter Education Board April 1st.

Numerous Local and State Service Initiatives

We are actively engaged in our communities addressing needs and finding solutions through service initiatives that range from food drives to helping with Habitat with Humanity. The many projects are wide and diverse.

Supporting Masonic Charities

We are men and women with Masonic affiliation who join with other members of the Masonic fraternity to support a variety of Masonic charities

Scottish Rite Dyslexia Learning Centers – found in five communities in New Mexico, provide enhanced learning opportunities to children with Dyslexia

Shriners Hospitals for Children – found in 22 non-profit medical facilities across North American. Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay.