Description

The Francis P. Matthews and John E. Swift Educational Trust Scholarships are available to children of members in good standing who are killed or permanently disabled, by hostile action, while serving in the U.S. armed forces in a combat zone designated as such by the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors; as well as the children of fulltime firefighters and law enforcement officers, who while in the lawful performance of their duties, died as a result of criminal violence directed at them.

Scholarship Sponsor

Knights of Columbus

Award Type

$25,000 Cash

Gender Eligibility

All

Other Requirements/Criteria

Geographic Criteria: USA
Criteria / Requirements:

Applicants must be children of members in good standing who are killed or permanently disabled, by hostile action, while serving in the U.S. armed forces in a combat zone designated as such by the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors; as well as the children of fulltime firefighters and law enforcement officers, who while in the lawful performance of their duties, died as a result of criminal violence directed at them.

In either event, applications must be filed within two years of the date of death or official determination of disability.

Scholarship candidates must have applied to and been admitted to a Catholic college in a bachelor’s degree program, in the country of the member’s domicile at the time of death or disability, with approval of the Board, prior to his/her 26th birthday.

Contact Information:

Contact Info – Phone #: 203-752-4332

Contact Info – URL: https://www.kofc.org/en/what-we-do/scholarships/index.html

Contact Info – Email: [email protected]