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    SEMINARIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

    Each year, the Knights of Columbus offers a limited number of $2,500 scholarships for tuition, room and board to men studying for the Catholic priesthood at major seminaries.

    SEMINARIAN SCHOLARSHIPS

    Each year, the Knights of Columbus offers a limited number of $2,500 scholarships for tuition, room and board to men studying for the Catholic priesthood at major seminaries.

    ELIGIBILITY AND HISTORY
    APPLICATION AND FORMS
    NEXT STEPS

    VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    1. The Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship, which is awarded based on financial need.
    2. The Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarship, which is awarded based on academic merit.

    ELIGIBILITY

    • Any applicant with appropriate ecclesiastical approval, having been accepted at a major seminary, and studying for an (arch) diocese or religious institute in the United States, its territories, or Canada is eligible.
    • Special consideration may be given to upperclassmen who are members of the Knights of Columbus, or whose fathers are members, and/or those with a background in the military.

    REQUIREMENTS

    1. The Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship is awarded based on financial need. To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must provide a statement detailing (1) his financial obligations (tuition, room and board, books, clothes, loans, etc.), (2) the (arch)diocese’s or religious institute’s obligations (tuition, room and board, etc.), and (3) any monies he receives from the (arch)diocese or religious institute to offset his expenses.
    2. The Bishop Thomas V Daily Vocations Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit. To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must provide a copy of his current and complete academic transcript indicating the cumulative GPA and two (2) letters of recommendation: one from an academic official of the seminary and one from a professor.
    3. The applicant’s Personal Statement should be included as part of the application package.
    4. Applications must be completed by June 1 to be considered for a scholarship.

    RENEWAL

    Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable each succeeding year up to a maximum of four years upon certification of continuing study/enrollment. The scholarship is not, however, available during any year of pastoral internship. Notification must be received of acceptance or continued enrollment.


    HISTORY

    Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarships

    Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of need for the $2,500 per year, grants that cover tuition, room and board, preference being accorded to members or sons of members of the Order, for seminarians pursing a vocation to the priesthood. Grants are renewable annually to a maximum of four years, upon evidence of continued eligibility.

    Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarships

    Delegates to the 115th Supreme Council Meeting established the Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarship Fund in tribute to the Most Reverend Thomas V. Daily, Bishop of Brooklyn, who served as Supreme Chaplain of the Order from February 13, 1987 to April 2, 2005, with dedication, distinction and great pastoral care. Scholarships of $2,500 per year, provided by the fund, are awarded on the basis of merit and academic excellence to seminarians pursuing a vocation to the priesthood.

    APPLICATION

    NOTE – In the selection process, a seminarian having submitted his transcript, is considered first for a Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarship. If he is not among those recommended for a Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarship, he may be considered for a Father McGivney Vocations Scholarship, in which case it behooves the applicant to also provide a financial statement in his application. If due to the pandemic, the institution is not responsive to requests for this type of information, then please submit a financial statement as outlined below.

    • His financial obligations (tuition, room and board, books, clothes, loans, etc.),
    • The (arch) diocese’s or religious institute's obligations (tuition, room and board, etc.), and
    • Any monies he receives from the (arch) diocese or religious institute to offset his expenses.

    The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program application form will be available beginning at midnight Pacific Time Zone, on January 1st

    To start a new application, follow the instructions below:

    1. Go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/KofC
    2. Login to your existing ISTS Account OR create a new account by clicking the “Don’t have an account? Register!” link
      • Be sure to use an email address that you check regularly; do not use a school email address as these expire after graduation
    3. Once you have successfully logged in, you will be redirected to the Scholarship Eligibility Page
      • If you are directed to your ISTS Home Page instead of the application, click the Add New Application button, enter the program key KofC, and click apply.
    4. Complete all required fields, upload your required documents, request all required supplements and click the “Submit” button to save your information.
    5. Return to your ISTS Home Page at https://aim.applyISTS.net to monitor your application status. Your application status must update to Complete to be considered for the scholarship program.
      • Note: Once you are successfully logged in, you will be automatically redirected to the application form. On rare instances (typically as a result of the applicant’s browser settings), you may be redirected to the ISTS home page instead of the application form. In those cases, you would be instructed to click the Add New Application button, enter the Program Key KofC and click Apply.

        Direct link to apply: https://aim.applyISTS.net/KofC
        Program Key: KofC

        Program Support website: https://istsprogramsupport.com/

        Email: ContactUs@applyISTS.com

        ISTS Program Support: (855) 670-4787 (Please allow 48 hours for response)
        Available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (CST)

        For assistance go to the ISTS Home Page, click the green button at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to Schedule a Callback, Live Chat with an Agent during business hours or send your questions via email.

        Please be sure to progress through the application in the order of the tabs at the top, as the sequence of screens builds on the previous screen and one cannot skip back and forth between tabs. You may also click the “Program FAQ” button on each tab to learn more about the program and get answers to commonly asked questions. A Home Page Tutorial is found in the last few pages of the FAQ document.

    VOCATIONS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: June 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone (including required documents and completed recommendations)

    NOTIFICATION PROCESS

    U.S. awardees and non-awardees will be notified in August of the Scholarship Committee's decision. Scholarship Committee decisions on scholarships are final.

    The maximum scholarship is $2,500 per year, renewable each year of study at a “major” seminary to a total of four years, upon evidence of satisfactory performance, and subject to the discretion of the Department of Scholarships.

    ELIGIBILITY AND HISTORY

    VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    1. The Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship, which is awarded based on financial need.
    2. The Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarship, which is awarded based on academic merit.

    ELIGIBILITY

    • Any applicant with appropriate ecclesiastical approval, having been accepted at a major seminary, and studying for an (arch) diocese or religious institute in the United States, its territories, or Canada is eligible.
    • Special consideration may be given to upperclassmen who are members of the Knights of Columbus, or whose fathers are members, and/or those with a background in the military.

    REQUIREMENTS

    1. The Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship is awarded based on financial need. To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must provide a statement detailing (1) his financial obligations (tuition, room and board, books, clothes, loans, etc.), (2) the (arch)diocese’s or religious institute’s obligations (tuition, room and board, etc.), and (3) any monies he receives from the (arch)diocese or religious institute to offset his expenses.
    2. The Bishop Thomas V Daily Vocations Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit. To apply for this scholarship, the applicant must provide a copy of his current and complete academic transcript indicating the cumulative GPA and two (2) letters of recommendation: one from an academic official of the seminary and one from a professor.
    3. The applicant’s Personal Statement should be included as part of the application package.
    4. Applications must be completed by June 1 to be considered for a scholarship.

    RENEWAL

    Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable each succeeding year up to a maximum of four years upon certification of continuing study/enrollment. The scholarship is not, however, available during any year of pastoral internship. Notification must be received of acceptance or continued enrollment.


    HISTORY

    Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarships

    Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of need for the $2,500 per year, grants that cover tuition, room and board, preference being accorded to members or sons of members of the Order, for seminarians pursing a vocation to the priesthood. Grants are renewable annually to a maximum of four years, upon evidence of continued eligibility.

    Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarships

    Delegates to the 115th Supreme Council Meeting established the Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarship Fund in tribute to the Most Reverend Thomas V. Daily, Bishop of Brooklyn, who served as Supreme Chaplain of the Order from February 13, 1987 to April 2, 2005, with dedication, distinction and great pastoral care. Scholarships of $2,500 per year, provided by the fund, are awarded on the basis of merit and academic excellence to seminarians pursuing a vocation to the priesthood.

    APPLICATION AND FORMS

    APPLICATION

    NOTE – In the selection process, a seminarian having submitted his transcript, is considered first for a Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarship. If he is not among those recommended for a Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarship, he may be considered for a Father McGivney Vocations Scholarship, in which case it behooves the applicant to also provide a financial statement in his application. If due to the pandemic, the institution is not responsive to requests for this type of information, then please submit a financial statement as outlined below.

    • His financial obligations (tuition, room and board, books, clothes, loans, etc.),
    • The (arch) diocese’s or religious institute's obligations (tuition, room and board, etc.), and
    • Any monies he receives from the (arch) diocese or religious institute to offset his expenses.

    The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program application form will be available beginning at midnight Pacific Time Zone, on January 1st

    To start a new application, follow the instructions below:

    1. Go to https://aim.applyISTS.net/KofC
    2. Login to your existing ISTS Account OR create a new account by clicking the “Don’t have an account? Register!” link
      • Be sure to use an email address that you check regularly; do not use a school email address as these expire after graduation
    3. Once you have successfully logged in, you will be redirected to the Scholarship Eligibility Page
      • If you are directed to your ISTS Home Page instead of the application, click the Add New Application button, enter the program key KofC, and click apply.
    4. Complete all required fields, upload your required documents, request all required supplements and click the “Submit” button to save your information.
    5. Return to your ISTS Home Page at https://aim.applyISTS.net to monitor your application status. Your application status must update to Complete to be considered for the scholarship program.
      • Note: Once you are successfully logged in, you will be automatically redirected to the application form. On rare instances (typically as a result of the applicant’s browser settings), you may be redirected to the ISTS home page instead of the application form. In those cases, you would be instructed to click the Add New Application button, enter the Program Key KofC and click Apply.

        Direct link to apply: https://aim.applyISTS.net/KofC
        Program Key: KofC

        Program Support website: https://istsprogramsupport.com/

        Email: ContactUs@applyISTS.com

        ISTS Program Support: (855) 670-4787 (Please allow 48 hours for response)
        Available Monday-Friday 8am-5pm (CST)

        For assistance go to the ISTS Home Page, click the green button at the bottom right hand corner of the screen to Schedule a Callback, Live Chat with an Agent during business hours or send your questions via email.

        Please be sure to progress through the application in the order of the tabs at the top, as the sequence of screens builds on the previous screen and one cannot skip back and forth between tabs. You may also click the “Program FAQ” button on each tab to learn more about the program and get answers to commonly asked questions. A Home Page Tutorial is found in the last few pages of the FAQ document.

    VOCATIONS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: June 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone (including required documents and completed recommendations)

    NEXT STEPS

    NOTIFICATION PROCESS

    U.S. awardees and non-awardees will be notified in August of the Scholarship Committee's decision. Scholarship Committee decisions on scholarships are final.

    The maximum scholarship is $2,500 per year, renewable each year of study at a “major” seminary to a total of four years, upon evidence of satisfactory performance, and subject to the discretion of the Department of Scholarships.

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