Department of Scholarships Knights of Columbus P.O. Box 1670 New Haven, CT 06507-0901 www.kofc.org/en/scholarships/ *** The Knights of Columbus provides Francis P. Matthews and John E. Swift Educational Trust Scholarships to: 1.Children of a member in good standing who, while serving in the military forces of his country in a combat zone, specifically designated as such by the Board of Directors, is killed by hostile action or wounded by hostile action resulting within two years thereof in permanent and total disability. An application must be filed within two years of the death or determination of total and permanent disability of the member. 2. Children of a member in good standing who, while in the lawful performance of his duties as a full-time law enforcement officer or full-time firefighter, died as the result of criminal violence directed at him. An application must be filed within two years of the date of the death of the member. The scholarship is for undergraduate studies leading to a bachelor's degree at a Catholic college and is limited to tuition only, up to a maximum of $25,000 per year, less the amount from any other grant or scholarship. Awards are determined on a case by case basis. A candidate for benefits is required to submit supporting documents to establish eligibility. The Knights of Columbus membership record is verified at the Supreme Council office. Obtain applications via address or website noted above, or call 1-203-752-4332.
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