In 1951, the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons established the Distinguished Service Medal in Bronze to be awarded each year to a Royal Arch Mason in each Grand Chapter affiliated with the General Grand Chapter. This Medal is given in recognition of the recipient’s outstanding and meritorious service to Royal Arch Masonry other than that of holding Masonic Office as a Past Grand High Priest or as a Grand Chapter Officer.
Each year, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Mississippi recognizes one Chapter who has attained the highest number of new members in the preceding year.
Each year, the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons in Mississippi recognizes one outstanding Companion who has demonstrated outstanding proficiency in Royal Arch ritual. The recipient only possesses the Apron for one year, at which time he passes it on to his successor.