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Greetings from the Grand Knight

Welcome to the Fr. Griffin Council Knights of Columbus webpage.  I hope that you find the information here helpful in understanding who we are, and our mission in our communities.  Please take a look around.  If you have any questions about what we do or how we may be able to help you or work with you to help our community, please click the "I want to join or get more information" button, below the pictures on the homepage.


I hope that if you are a catholic man, 18 years or older, you would consider joining us at a program and consider joining the council.  Each of us has an hour per year to give.  Being a member of the Knights of Columbus gives you far more back than what you put in.


The Knights of Columbus isn't just for retired men, looking for something to do.  It's an entire community of men at 3 parishes working to better all of our parishes together.  We have members aging from 19 to 90.  Drop by for one of officers meeting or roundtable meetings.  They last barely an hour and give you an opportunity to meet us and share your ideas.


Want to join today - go to  In the preferred council put in 3586.


Thanks for taking a look around,


Stan Buncher

Grand Knight

Fr Griffin Council 3586


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 2022 application form (when available), and required certification forms, must be postmarked no later than FEBRUARY 1, 2022 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:

Ben Woodley

9333 Althea ave

St Louis MO 63123

Additional scholarship information:

Catholic Education Grants for Schools and PSR Programs

Did you know the Knights of Columbus has grants for catholic schools to help with special projects?  Find the details on what is required to apply for the grants here:


Grants are awarded in $500 and $1,000.  Last Year OLP's PSR received a $750 grant which the council matched for a total of $1,500.

4th Degree

All 3rd Degree members are invited to join the 4th Degree.  Information on the 4th Degree can be found here. 


If you are interested in joining the 4th Degree, please see Gary Lottmann for more information.