The Missouri State Council awards a total of eleven (11) scholarships each year. Each scholarship has an annual award of $1000, payable in installments of $500 per semester. The scholarships are designated in the following categories:
- Four (4) LUKE E. HART MEMORIAL Scholarships. The recipients MUST attend one of the branches of the University of Missouri - Columbia, St. Louis, Rolla, or Kansas City. If fewer than four qualified applicants apply, then these scholarships may be awarded as specified for Missouri State Scholarships.
- Three (3) MISSOURI STATE Scholarships. The recipients may attend any accredited University, College, or Technical School; beyond High School Level.
- One (1) CARDINAL BERNARD F. LAW Scholarship. The recipient may attend any accredited seminary of their choice studying for a vocation to the religious life.
- Two (2) VOCATION Scholarships. The recipients may attend any accredited seminary or college of their choice to study for a vocation to the religious life. If no applications are received from applicants desiring to study for a vocation to the priesthood or to serve in a religious community, then these scholarships may be awarded to other applicants with preference given to those attending Catholic institutions.
- One (1) Tech School Scholarship. The recipient may attend any accredited Technical School. These are normally two-year programs.
To be eligible for the Hart and Missouri State or Tech School scholarships, the applicant MUST be:
- A member of the Knights of Columbus
- OR The son, daughter, or wife of a member of the Knights of Columbus
- OR The son, daughter, or non-remarried wife of a deceased member of the Knights of Columbus
- OR a member of a Ladies Auxiliary of a Missouri Knights Council
- OR A Squire or Columbus Girl in good standing, attested to by the Chief Counselor and GK
- OR A minor child whose LEGAL GUARDIAN is a member of the Knights of Columbus.
The applicant must obtain the certification of the Grand Knight and the Financial Secretary of the local Council to verify membership. Member is defined as a member in good standing of a Council within Missouri. Applicants for the Cardinal Law or Vocations scholarships must be approved by one of the Missouri Dioceses or by a religious order located in Missouri. The membership requirements do NOT apply to Vocation Applicants.
Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of Catholic citizenship, community service, scholarship, and financial need. The recipients are selected by a Committee of the Knights of Columbus as appointed by the State Deputy. All scholarships are for Missouri residents. Payments are made directly to the institution AFTER proof of successful enrollment in good standing is provided to the Scholarship Committee.
Completed applications using only the 2016-2017 application form (when available), and required certification forms, must be postmarked no later than FEBRUARY 1, 2017 in order to be considered.
Application and Information:
Click here to download and print the Scholarship Application Form.
Click here to download and print the list, rules, and deadline
Click here for a helpful Letter to School Counselors about the application.
Printed, Completed, Signed Applications should be mailed to:
9333 Althea ave
St Louis MO 63123
Additional scholarship information: http://uknight.org/States/Scholarships.pdf