Knights of Columbus State Essay Contest

In what way is the Christian Faith relevant in this 21st Century?”

  

The contest opens the doors of young minds, enabling the entrants to be creative, thoughtful and introspective in their work.


First place winners will receive a check for $200, and two runners-up will receive $100 and $50.00 respectively.


Eligibility – The Knights of Columbus Essay Contest is open to all Catholic students — in public or private — in grades 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 during the current school year.


Guidelines

• Essays must reflect the assigned theme and topic, and be submitted by the published deadline.
• Essays must be the student’s original work.
• Essays must be typed on 8 ½” X 11” paper, one sided, double spaced, with one-inch margins.
• Essays must be between 500 and 750 words long.
• The student’s name should appear only on the cover 


Deadline for receipt of entries is April 15, 2020. Entries maybe be submitted electronically to John Thoms, email address john.thoms@nf.sympatico.ca or by mail to:


John Thoms

174 Main Street

Bishop Falls, NL 

A0H 1C0

Download Scholarship Applications

Applications  and Rules of Eligibility can be downloaded and printed from the links below.

State Scholarship Application (pdf)

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Jubilee Scholarship Application (pdf)

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Channing Scholarship Application (pdf)

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Knights of Columbus Scholarship Winners 2019

State Scholarship ($1000) Winners

Sydney Groves is the daughter of Todd and Lisa Groves of Mary Queen of Peace Council #7405, St. John’s. Sydney is attending Memorial University.


Emma King is the daughter of John and Sandi Carroll-King of Msgr. Finn Council #5904, Bishop’s Falls. Emma is attending College of the North Atlantic.


Richard Kavanagh is the son of Rick and Elizabeth Kavanagh of Ville Marie Council #10599, Marystown. Richard is attending Memorial University.


Claudia Kilfoy is the daughter of Claude and Barbara Kilfoy of Ville Marie Council #10599, Marystown. Kaitlyn is attending College of the North Atlantic.


Aaron Snow is the son of Harold and Melinda Snow of Msgr. Finn Council #5904, Bishop’s Falls. Aaron is attending College of the North Atlantic.

Jubilee Scholarship ($500) Winners

Ben Callahan is a graduate of Discovery Collegiate, Bonavista and is attending Memorial University.


Brianna Dalton is a graduate of Baltimore School, Ferryland and is attending Dalhousie University.


Francis Rory Shortall is a graduate of Ascension Collegiate, Bay Roberts and is attending University of Ottawa.


Julian Edwards is a graduate of Waterford Valley High School, St. John’s and is attending Memorial 

University. (Shared)


Nathan Quinton is a graduate of Gander Collegiate, Gander and is attending Memorial University. (Shared)

   

Dorothy M. & William J. Channing Scholarship ($1000)

  

Emma Walsh is the granddaughter of John Hanrahan of Ville Marie Council #10599, Marystown. Emma lives in Grand Falls-Windsor. She is attending College of the North Atlantic.

  

Selena M. Cimbron was the winner of a Knights of Columbus Supreme Scholarship valued at $1500 per year for four years.

State Scholarship/Essay Contest

State Scholarship

State Scholarship

 

Members of Newfoundland and Labrador Councils or sons and daughters of members,or of a deceased member, who are entering a university or recognized educational institution in the first year of study, are eligible. Membership in good standing is a prerequisite, with children of deceased members being eligible if their father's membership was in good standing at the time of his death.

 There are four of these scholarships at a value of $1000 each. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and community involvement and are not renewable. The application must be accompanied by an official transcript of all high school marks and an autiobiographical statement outlining extra curricular activities and community involvement. Applications must be signed by the Grand Knight and Financial Secretary and the applicant. The final date for filing an application is October 31, of each calendar year. Click the link above for an application.


 

  

State Scholarship Rules of Eligibility 

1.An eligible candidate for a Newfoundland and Labrador State Council Scholarship shall be either (i) a member in good standing in a Knights of Columbus Council in Newfoundland and Labrador, or (ii) the son or daughter of such a member, or (iii) of a deceased member who was in good standing at the time of his death. The Knights of Columbus Council must be in good standing with both the Supreme Council and the Newfoundland & Labrador State Council. 


2.All candidates for this scholarship shall be entering the first year of a university program leading to a degree or be entering the first year of a program at a recognized educational institution leading to a certificate in a specific trade or profession. The period of study must be at least one year duration.

 

3.All candidates for this scholarship shall be the most recent graduates from a Senior High School program with HONOURS. The determination of the scholarships will be based on the subjects in the Honours program outlined by the NL Department of Education 


4. An Official Transcript of Senior High School Marks must be included with the application

 

5.An autobiographical statement including a brief description of the applicants (i) educational objectives, (ii) extracurricular activities and (iii) community involvement must accompany the application. 


6.The value of the scholarship is $1000 and is not renewable. Winners of this Scholarship are not eligible to receive other State Council Scholarships 


7. The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final. Winners will be notified by the Chairman. Names of winners will be released to Knights of Columbus Councils, the local media and placed on the web page. 


8.The final date for filing this application, with membership verified by the Financial Secretary and all supporting documents is October 31st in each calendar year. 

  

9.Address all communications to: Maurice Lewis, P. O. Box 44, King's Cove, NL.A0C 1S0 Email:mglewis54@eastlink.ca


 

The Dorothy M. and William J. Channing State Council Scholarship 

Members of Newfoundland and Labrador Councils or sons and daughters or grandsons and granddaughters of members, or of a deceased member, who are entering a university or recognized educational institution in the first year of study, are eligible. Membership in good standing is a prerequisite, with children of deceased members being eligible if their fathers/grandfathers membership was in good standing at the time of his death. 

There is one scholarship of $1000. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and community involvement and is not renewable. The application must be accompanied by an official transcript of all high school marks and an autobiographical statement outlining extra curricular activities and community involvement. Applications must be signed by the Grand Knight and Financial Secretary and the applicant. The final date for filing an application is October 31st of each calendar year. Click the link above for an application.

 

The Dorothy M. and William J. Channing State Council Scholarship 

Rules of Eligibility 


1.An eligible candidate for a Newfoundland and Labrador State Council Scholarship shall be either (i) a member in good standing in a Knights of Columbus Council in Newfoundland and Labrador, or (ii) the son or daughter/grandson or granddaughter of such a member, or (iii) of a deceased member who was in good standing in a Knights of Columbus Council in Newfoundland at the time of his death. The Knights of Columbus Council must be in good standing with both the Supreme Council and the Newfoundland & Labrador State Council. 


2.All candidates for this scholarship shall be entering the first year of a university program leading to a degree or be entering the first year of a program at a recognized educational institution leading to a certificate in a specific trade or profession. The period of study must be at least one year duration. 


3.All candidates for this scholarship shall be the most recent graduates from a Senior High School program with HONOURS. The determination of the scholarships will be based on the subjects in the Honours program outlined by the NL Department of Education 


4. An Official Transcript of Senior High School Marks must be included with the application 


5.An autobiographical statement including a brief description of the applicants (i) educational objectives, (ii) extracurricular activities and (iii) community involvement must accompany the application. 


6.The value of the scholarship is $1000 and is not renewable. Winners of this Scholarship are not eligible to receive other State Council Scholarships 


7. The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final. Winners will be notified by the Chairman. Names of winners will be released to Knights of Columbus Councils, the local media and placed on the web page. 


8.The final date for filing this application, with membership verified by the Financial Secretary and all supporting documents is October 31st in each calendar year. 

 

 

 

K. OF C. JUBILEE SCHOLARSHIP Rules of Eligibility


1. All candidates for this scholarship shall be the most recent graduates from NL Senior High School Program with HONOURS. The determination of the scholarships will be based on the subjects in the Honours program outlined by the Provincial Department of Education

2. All candidates must be entering the first year of a recognized university in a program leading to a degree or be entering the first year of a program at a recognized educational institution leading to a certificate in a specific trade or profession. The period of study must be al least one year duration.

3. An Official Transcript of Senior High School Marks  must be included with the application.

4. A short autobiographical statement including educational objectives, extracurricular activities and community involvement must accompany the application.

5. The value of the scholarship is $500 and is not renewable.

6. The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final. Winners will be notified by the Chairman. Names of winners will be released to Knights of Columbus Councils and placed on the webpage.

8.The final date for filing this application, with all supporting documents is October 31, in each calendar year.

9.Address all communications to:Maurice Lewis, P. O. Box 44, KIngs's Cove, NL. Email:mglewis54@eastlink.ca




Supreme Scholarship

Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria (Canada) Scholarships 

 

The Knights of Columbus awards 12 Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria (Canada) Scholarships annually.

An applicant must be:

A Canadian student entering his or her first year of university study leading to a baccalaureate degree at a college or university in Canada.

A member in good standing in a Canadian council of the Knights of Columbus, or the son or daughter of such a member or deceased member. (Not limited to Fourth Degree members.)

Each scholarship of $1,500 is awarded on the basis of academic excellence and is renewable each year of undergraduate study, pending satisfactory academic performance, to a total of four years.

Applications may be obtained after Oct. 1 by writing:

Department of Scholarships

Knights of Columbus

Students  may also obtain applications for Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships after Oct. 1 by using this application order form.

Completed applications must be received by the Knights of Columbus Department of Scholarships by March  May 1 for CANADA of the following year.

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