Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columus in 1882
Bishop Thomas V. Daily was supreme chaplain from 1987-2005
Father Michael J. McGivney Vocations Scholarships
Bishop Thomas V. Daily Vocations Scholarships
For the 2013-14 academic year, 35 new Father McGivney Vocations Scholarships were awarded to 31 U.S. and four Canadian seminarians enrolled in 24 major schools of theology.
The seminarians are studying for 29 U.S. dioceses, four Canadian dioceses and two religious institutes. In addition to the new scholarships, 58 were renewed.
For the 2013-14 academic year, Bishop Daily Vocations Scholarships went to eight U.S. and one Canadian seminarians enrolled in nine major schools of theology. The seminarians are studying for six U.S. dioceses, one Canadian diocese, and two religious institutes. In addition to the new scholarships, 14 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.
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 1 at kofc.org/seminarianapps.
Completed applications with supporting documents must be received by June 1.
Department of Scholarships
Knights of Columbus
1 Columbus Plaza
New Haven, CT 06510-3326
To acquire a scholarship application, an eligible seminarian may:
Download the application
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Receive it by mail