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    Department of Scholarships
    Knights of Columbus
    P.O. Box 1670
    New Haven, CT  06507-0901

    The Knights of Columbus provides the Matthews and 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 

    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. 

    Deadline for completed applications is March 1