Santa Maria Council #553

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The Santa Maria Council # 553 of the Knights of Columbus makes available each year one scholarship to St. Joseph's High School, South Bend, or Marian High School, Mishawaka, to a son or a daughter of a living or deceased member of the Council. The recipient shall be a graduate of an elementary school.

I.  The scholarship may be held for a maximum of 4 years, and, except in special circumstances, must be completed within 4 academic years.

2. The scholarship holder shall be a person a character, worth and good intellectual ability, who has given evidence
of a capacity to profit from a high school education.

3. The scholarship holder shall be a person who has a proven need for financial assistance in order to attend high school.

4. The council scholarship shall amount to $ 3,500.00 per year for four years.

5. The awarding of this scholarship is contingent upon the holder’s ability to meet all requirements and regulations of the high school. The Council shall have the right to require the scholarship holder to give, at any time, satisfactory evidence of accomplishments at the high school; and the Council may declare the scholarship forfeited if such evidence is not conclusive indication of the holders' progress.

6.  A group of five prominent citizens of St. Joseph County, Indiana will select the winner of the scholarship after conducting interviews
with the candidates at a time and place to be announced. The Chairman of the Council Scholarship may make a
preliminary selection of candidates for the scholarship.

7. The Council reserves the right to reject any or all applicants for the scholarship who do not meet the requirements as to character,
financial need or intellectual ability.

8. The winner of the scholarship shall begin the course at one of the two designated high schools no later than the fall semester
of the year in which the scholarship is awarded.



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About Our Council

Council Business Meeting Schedule

2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Council Business (Social) Meeting Schedule

4th Monday of the month at 7:30p.m.

Council Fourth Degree Meeting Schedule

1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Meetings Location

PO Box 1753
553 E Washington St
South Bend, IN 46634-1753 US

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