Knights of Columbus - Goldsmith Council #974
Application Deadline - April 15, 2024
The Knights of Columbus Council #974 will award six scholarships of $1000 for the 2024-25 school year. Three of these will be available to seniors graduating from McDonell Central High School, Chippewa Falls Senior High School or home-schooled students residing within the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District and three will be available to Knights of Columbus Members Council #974 Members, Wives, Children and Grandchildren. Note: If you are eligible for both scholarships, for example, a senior from McDonell Central High School whose father is a member of Council #974, please fill out the scholarship application for seniors.
NOTE: We have a separate scholarship program for those who will be attending a seminary; those intending to pursue a seminary or religious education will not be considered for this scholarship.
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. Ir provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities for service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people. The four core principles of the Knights of Columbus are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.
The Goldsmith Council was founded on June 13, 1905. It is named after Father Charles F.X. Goldsmith, the missionary priest whose efforts led to the construction of the present Notre Dame Church as well as the establishment of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Holy Ghost Church, and the expansion of education in our city. The Goldsmith Council works closely with these parishes as well as St. Bridget’s and St. Peter’s Parishes.
Seniors from Chippewa Falls Area Schools
Knights of Columbus will award three $1000 scholarships to seniors from McDonell Central High School, Chippewa Falls High School, or home-schooled students living within the Chippewa Falls Unified School District area who plan to continue their education at a college, university, or technical school.
Applicants need not be members of the Knights of Columbus or Catholic Church.
Member Family Scholarship
Knights of Columbus will award three $1000 scholarships to Knights of Columbus Council #974 Members, Wives, Children, or Grandchildren who plan to continue their education at a college, university, or technical school. Students who are seniors in the Chippewa School district should fill out the application for those seniors.
This scholarship can be awarded to first year students as well as those currently attending post secondary education