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One of the most overlooked Knights of Columbus Programs is the State Scholarship, designed specifically for high school seniors planning to enter College or continuing students currently enrolled in a College or University. It is important to emphasize that this is a Council activity and not run by the state. It depends on all Councils and Brother Knights to actively promote this valuable Program that supports the youth of our State. The Primary Contact for questions from the Scholarship Applicants is the Council Grand Knight and his Council scholarship program chairman.

At the annual State Convention, The California State Council will award eleven scholarships in the following categories:

Academic: Seven $1,000 student scholarships to those entering or resuming college,

Religious: Three $1,000 scholarships (Jerome J. Junk Memorial Scholarship) to those who are, or will be, attending a vocational religious school, and

Squire: One $1,000 scholarship (the Father Joseph Geary Scholarship) to a current or former Columbian Squire entering or resuming college.

In addition to the scholarships awarded by the California State Council, the Past State Deputies Association will award one $750 Scholarship to an eligible applicant from any of the three above categories.

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