For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Knights of Columbus awarded 651 scholarships totaling more than $1.9 million.
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 $327,500 in grants to 131 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 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 adminsters 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.
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.
Department of Scholarships
Knights of Columbus
PO Box 1670
New Haven, CT 06507-0901