John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships

John W. McDevitt

John W. McDevitt

The Knights of Columbus awards John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships annually. The number of scholarships awarded is determined by the earnings of the scholarship trust.

An applicant must be:

  1. A U.S. student entering freshman year of undergraduate study at a Catholic college or Catholic university in the United States.

  2. A member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus or the wife, widow, son or daughter of such a member or deceased member. (Fourth Degree membership is not a qualification for scholarship eligibility).

These academic-based scholarships of $1,500 each are administered in conformance with the rules governing the Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships. Applications are designed for either Pro Deo and Pro Patria or John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) scholarships. Incoming freshmen planning to attend a Catholic college or Catholic university may obtain an application after Oct. 1 by using this application order form.

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