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    U.S. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council awards Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria, John W. McDevitt, and other endowed Scholarships annually. The number of scholarships awarded is determined by the earnings of the scholarship trust.

    U.S. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS

    The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council awards Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria, John W. McDevitt, and other endowed Scholarships annually. The number of scholarships awarded is determined by the earnings of the scholarship trust.

    ELIGIBILITY AND HISTORY
    APPLICATION
    NEXT STEPS

    ELIGIBILITY

    An applicant must be:

    • Entering freshman year of an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree (at a Catholic college or Catholic university in the United States).
    • A member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, the son or daughter of such a member or deceased member, or a member in good standing of the Columbian Squires. (Not limited to Fourth Degree members.)
    • Students applying to The Catholic University of America indicate their eligibility for a Knights of Columbus scholarship on the university's admission application.

    HISTORY

    Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships

    At its 1965 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, the Supreme Council established the Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarship Trust to provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,000 each at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., with scholarships available to members and sons and daughters of members and two scholarships available to Columbian Squires. While a specific number of scholarships continue to be dedicated to The Catholic University of America, the program has expanded over the years to include other Catholic universities and colleges. In 1991, the award was increased from $1,000 per year to $1,500 per year.

    John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships

    The John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarship Fund was established in tribute to the 11th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, John W. McDevitt, a distinguished educator during his career prior to becoming Deputy Supreme Knight and then Supreme Knight in 1964. Earnings of the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year to selected applicants.

    Percy J. Johnson Endowed Scholarships

    In 1990, a bequest was received from the estate of Percy J. Johnson of Seville Council 93 in Brockton, Mass. Mr. Johnson stipulated that scholarships be awarded to young men who demonstrate financial need. Accordingly, FAFSA SAR reporting is required in the application process. Earnings of the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year to selected applicants.

    Anthony J. LaBella Endowed Scholarships

    Between 1995-97, a bequest was received from the estate of Anthony J. LaBella. Having received kindness as a youth from Knights, Mr. LaBella provided that, similarly, his benevolence would assist others through his bequest. Earnings of the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year to selected applicants.

    Frank L. Goularte Endowed Scholarships

    In 2000, Frank L. Goularte gave a monetary gift to provide scholarships based on need to deserving students. In honor of Brother Goularte’s generosity and support of higher education for Catholic students, the Frank L. Goularte Scholarship Fund was established. This needs-based scholarship requires FAFSA SAR reporting in the application process. Earnings of the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year to selected applicants.

    APPLICATION

    The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program application form will be available beginning at midnight Pacific Time Zone, on March 1, 2020.

    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.com 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.

    U.S. & Terr. UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone

    UPDATE 4/31/2020: In addition, we are aware of the difficulties that many are facing in providing required documents and completed recommendation forms. These items are now optional and will not prevent you from completing your application but provide them if you are able to do so.

    APRIL 1 DUE DATE

    For U.S. undergraduate students, a completed application must be received by April 1 to be considered for a scholarship.

    MAY

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

    • Names of winners will be published in COLUMBIA magazine.
    • The maximum scholarship is $1,500 per year, renewable each year of undergraduate study to a total of four years, upon evidence of satisfactory performance and subject to the discretion of the Department of Scholarships.

    ELIGIBILITY AND HISTORY

    ELIGIBILITY

    An applicant must be:

    • Entering freshman year of an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree (at a Catholic college or Catholic university in the United States).
    • A member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, the son or daughter of such a member or deceased member, or a member in good standing of the Columbian Squires. (Not limited to Fourth Degree members.)
    • Students applying to The Catholic University of America indicate their eligibility for a Knights of Columbus scholarship on the university's admission application.

    HISTORY

    Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships

    At its 1965 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, the Supreme Council established the Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarship Trust to provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,000 each at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., with scholarships available to members and sons and daughters of members and two scholarships available to Columbian Squires. While a specific number of scholarships continue to be dedicated to The Catholic University of America, the program has expanded over the years to include other Catholic universities and colleges. In 1991, the award was increased from $1,000 per year to $1,500 per year.

    John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships

    The John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarship Fund was established in tribute to the 11th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, John W. McDevitt, a distinguished educator during his career prior to becoming Deputy Supreme Knight and then Supreme Knight in 1964. Earnings of the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year to selected applicants.

    Percy J. Johnson Endowed Scholarships

    In 1990, a bequest was received from the estate of Percy J. Johnson of Seville Council 93 in Brockton, Mass. Mr. Johnson stipulated that scholarships be awarded to young men who demonstrate financial need. Accordingly, FAFSA SAR reporting is required in the application process. Earnings of the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year to selected applicants.

    Anthony J. LaBella Endowed Scholarships

    Between 1995-97, a bequest was received from the estate of Anthony J. LaBella. Having received kindness as a youth from Knights, Mr. LaBella provided that, similarly, his benevolence would assist others through his bequest. Earnings of the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year to selected applicants.

    Frank L. Goularte Endowed Scholarships

    In 2000, Frank L. Goularte gave a monetary gift to provide scholarships based on need to deserving students. In honor of Brother Goularte’s generosity and support of higher education for Catholic students, the Frank L. Goularte Scholarship Fund was established. This needs-based scholarship requires FAFSA SAR reporting in the application process. Earnings of the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year to selected applicants.

    APPLICATION

    APPLICATION

    The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Program application form will be available beginning at midnight Pacific Time Zone, on March 1, 2020.

    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.com 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.

    U.S. & Terr. UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time Zone

    UPDATE 4/31/2020: In addition, we are aware of the difficulties that many are facing in providing required documents and completed recommendation forms. These items are now optional and will not prevent you from completing your application but provide them if you are able to do so.

    NEXT STEPS

    APRIL 1 DUE DATE

    For U.S. undergraduate students, a completed application must be received by April 1 to be considered for a scholarship.

    MAY

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

    • Names of winners will be published in COLUMBIA magazine.
    • The maximum scholarship is $1,500 per year, renewable each year of undergraduate study 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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