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Vocations Scholarships

Father McGivney

Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882

For the 2017-18 academic year, 45 new Father McGivney Vocations Scholarships were awarded to 40 U.S. and 5 Canadian seminarians enrolled in 24 major schools of theology.

The seminarians are studying for 33 U.S. dioceses, four Canadian dioceses and three religious institutes. In addition to the new scholarships, 48 were renewed.

For the 2017-18 academic year, 9 new Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarships went to 7 U.S. and 2 Canadian seminarians enrolled in nine major schools of theology. The seminarians are studying for nine U.S. dioceses and one Canadian dioceses. In addition to the new scholarships, 15 were renewed.

Earnings of the Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarship Fund and Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarship Fund provide scholarships to men in the first four years of theology studying for the Catholic priesthood.

An 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. Preference is given, although not exclusively, to applicants who are members of the Knights of Columbus or whose fathers are members.

Bishop Thomas V. Daily

Bishop Thomas V. Daily was supreme chaplain from 1987-2005

Each scholarship of $2,500 is for tuition, room and board. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable each succeeding year up to a maximum of four years upon certification of continuing enrollment. The scholarship is not available during any year of pastoral internship.

Father McGivney Vocations Scholarships are awarded based on financial need. Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit.

Scholarship applications are available after February 1st and completed applications with supporting documents must be received by June 1st.

To acquire a scholarship application, an eligible seminarian may:

                                  Download the application - OR - Receive it by mail 


Send to: -OR- Email to:
Department of Scholarships
Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510-3326



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