Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships
The Knights of Columbus Supreme Council awards Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships annually to U.S. students, who will be entering The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C., or other Catholic colleges or Catholic universities in the United States. The number of scholarships awarded is determined by the earnings of the scholarship trust.
An applicant must be:
- Entering freshman year of an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree at a Catholic college or Catholic university in the United States.
- A member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, the son or daughter of such a member or deceased member, or a member in good standing of the Columbian Squires. (Not limited to Fourth Degree members.)
The scholarships of $1,500 each are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and are renewable each year of study, pending satisfactory academic performance, to a total of four years.
Students applying to The Catholic University of America indicate their eligibility for a Knights of Columbus scholarship on the university's admission application.
Incoming freshmen planning to attend other Catholic colleges or Catholic universities may obtain applications for Fourth Degree Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarships after Oct. 1 by using this application order form.
Completed applications must be received by the Knights of Columbus Department of Scholarships by March 1 for U.S. and May 1 for CANADA of the following year.