Based on the previous entries, this post will guide you on How to Apply for Knights of Columbus Scholarships 2020/2021. The Knights of Columbus Scholarships is a scholarship that is to offered in Canada (for 2020/2021 academic session)
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Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society.
The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society.
How to Join knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place and supporting their Church through charitable work. With nearly two million members worldwide, it is the largest Catholic fraternal organization dedicated to service.
The Order also offers an insurance program to members.If you would like multiple charitable options for getting involved with your community, start by learning about the organization and the steps for submitting an application to the Knights of Columbus. Read More here
About the Knights of Columbus Scholarships (2020/2021)
For the 2017-2018 academic year, the Knights of Columbus awarded 450 scholarships totaling more than $711,519.27.
Most recipients are the children of Knights or Knights working toward bachelor’s degrees at Catholic colleges and Catholic universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Philippines.
These figures include $278,750 in grants to 113 seminarians in the United States and Canada.
Click on a scholarship name below for additional information and to download an application:
- Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships
- John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships
- Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria (Canada) Scholarships.
Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships are also reserved for freshmen entering The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and are administered by the university’s Office of Student Financial Assistance.
Other Scholarship Programs
The Knights of Columbus offers a limited number of endowed scholarships provided from earnings of funds established in the donors’ names. In accepting these gifts, the Order’s Board of Directors voted to administer endowed scholarships in conformance with the rules of the Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarship program, subject to the donors’ wishes.
Matthews and Swift Educational Trust Scholarships
Delegates to the 62nd Supreme Council Meeting in August, 1944 voted to establish an Educational Trust Fund by the raising of $1 million through a special per capita tax on the members of the Order.
The Supreme Council administers two scholarship programs for students in the first four years of theology pursuing a vocation to the priesthood.
Fellowships at The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., provides Knights of Columbus Fellowships for graduate study leading to a master’s degree or doctorate.
Bishop Charles P. Greco Graduate Fellowships
Established in 1973, the Bishop Charles P. Greco Graduate Fellowship Trust offers fellowships for full-time graduate study leading to a master’s degree in a program designed for the preparation of classroom teachers for people with intellectual disabilities.
Mexico, Philippines and Puerto Rico Scholarships
Scholarships for students attending colleges and universities in these areas are administered by the respective jurisdiction, not by the Department of Scholarships in New Haven. Please contact your local jurisdiction for more information.
Note: This post is based on the previous application details
U.S. applicants must apply to a Catholic college or Catholic university.
Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen and are normally renewed for a total of four years.
Scholarship applications are available after Oct. 1.
Deadline for completed applications for U.S. undergraduate students is March 1.
Deadline for completed applications for Canadian undergraduate students is May 1.
How to Apply for Knights of Columbus Scholarships 2020/2021
Department of Scholarships
Knights of Columbus
PO Box 1670
New Haven, CT 06507-0901