Scholarship Program


Saint Kateri Knights of Columbus Council #13677
Columbian Squires Circle #5177
Squire Rose Circle NJ #SR001
427 Stanhope Road
Sparta, NJ 07871

April 2017

Saint Kateri Knights of Columbus
Father Patrick Rice 2017 Scholarship Program

For the 8th year in a row, the Saint Kateri Knights of Columbus are proud to sponsor the college scholarship program.

Past winners have included:
-2010-Krista Duguay, Molly Gilson, and Lauren Holdsworth
-2011-Heather Conway, Elena Insley, and Joseph More
-2012-Samantha Fletcher, Jenna Tracy, Kimberly Piwko, and Courtney Medina
-2013-Emily Corrice, Christine Scaglione, and Katie Lane
-2014-Frank Cutrone, John Puszcz, Krista Piccotti, Sean Decker, and Dominick Bartolomeo
-2015-Kalin Hagedorn, Julia Corrice, Lauren and Katie Scaglione, and Tyler Prime
-2016-Ben Insley, Ashley Smetana, Ellie Hartranft, Cassandra Zoetjes, and Austin Markferding

In 2016, the scholarship was renamed the St. Kateri Knights of Columbus/Father Patrick Rice Scholarship. Father Pat was a huge advocate for the youth of our parish, and the scholarship committee can think of no better way to honor him again this year.

The scholarship is based on a rigorous criteria that includes:
-Parish, school, and community service
-An essay on the challenges faced as a young Catholic in today’s society
-Letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, counselors, etc.
-Academic record
-Active participation and good standing in our Squires or Roses Circle (Note: active participation in the
Squires or Roses is not a mandatory requirement, however, it will be weighed into the evaluation process)

This program will provide the winner(s) with a one-time scholarship of up to $1,000.

Application requirements:
1) you must be an active member and parishioner of Saint Kateri parish
2) be scheduled to graduate from high school this coming June and have been accepted into an accredited junior college, college, technical, or other post-secondary school
3) must provide a quality, completed application with required typewritten essay. Please use additional sheets as needed. You are strongly encouraged to use the electronic form which will be available on both the parish website and the Knights website listed above.
4) include at least two or more letters of recommendation, each in a separately sealed envelope.
5) have your school submit an official copy of your transcript directly to the Saint Kateri parish center address listed below and labeled to the Attn: Saint Kateri K of C Scholarship Committee. (Note, transcript must arrive by the same deadline as the other application components)
6) the application form, required essay, letters of recommendation, and high school transcript must be received no later than 12 p.m. on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at: Saint Kateri Parish Center, Attn: Saint Kateri Knights of Columbus Scholarship Committee, 427 Stanhope Road, Sparta, NJ 07871 There is no exception to this deadline and the parish office closes at 12 p.m. that day. The winners will be presented their awards at the respective high school ceremonies in June. We want to thank all applicants for your commitment to our parish and wish you good luck in the application

To our parishioners, to help fund our scholarship program, the Knights ask that you go to the
magazine sale link
and make your selections. The
publishers rebate 40% of subscriptions (print and digital) back to Saint Kateri and these monies go directly to support our scholarship fund. We strongly encourage you to help us here as this funding is critical to maintain the program. If you prefer to make a donation, you can make a check to the “Saint Kateri Knights” and mark the memo field as “2017 Scholarship Fund”. Thank you for your support of the young members of our Catholic community.

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