2017 St. Theresa Catholic Daughters of the Americas Scholarship
St. Theresa of Lisieux No. 2211 Sugar Land, Texas Court St. Theresa of Lisieux is offering two individual college scholarships to high school graduates in the amount of $1,000.00 each. To apply for this scholarship, you must be a 2017 high school graduating senior, and a member of St. Theresa Church.
*If scholarships do not meet the following requirements, Catholic Daughters will not award scholarships.*
A scholarship committee will review each essay and select the winners. The following rules apply for all entries:
1. Each applicant must submit a typed essay. The essay must be at least one page and cannot exceed two pages. (more than two pages will be disqualified).
2. Must use correct grammar, syntax and spelling.
3. The application MUST be mailed and postmarked by May 19, 2017, to:
St. Theresa CDA
803 Rolling Mill
Sugar Land, TX 77498
4. The applicant’s name, address, email and phone number must only appear on the cover sheet of the essay. There shall be NO reference to your name or the names of any family members in your essay. ( This will be cause for disqualification)
5. Winners will present their essay at our June 26, 2017 CDA meeting at the Knights of Columbus Hall. We must have a receipt from the college or university you are attending; we will mail a check to that college or university. This receipt must be sent to St. Theresa CDA by August 12, 2017.
The essay should be written in the following three sections. Please write in an essay form, no resumes will be accepted.
Section 1: High school activities, community involvement.
Section 2: Goals in life in relation to college major, desired vocation after graduation, and the name of the college/university you plan to attend.
Section 3: Respond to the following question using correct grammar, syntax and spelling:
“What impact has the Catholic Church had on preparing me for college, and college life?”
Knight of Columbus Education Grant Opportunity
St. Basil Council 4204 is offering three individual college EDUCATION GRANTS in the amount of $1,500.00 each to 2017 graduating high school seniors. To apply for this education grant, the applicant must submit a handwritten or typed essay to Grant Knight Lloyd J. Waguespack, Jr. on or before May 10, 2017. The committee will review each essay and select the winners.
The Following rules will apply to the awarding of the grants.
The essay may be HANDWRITTEN or TYPED.
The essay must be postmarked or hand-delivered by May 10, 2017 to: Grand Knight Lloyd J. Waguespack, Jr., 702 Burney Road, Sugar Land, TX 77498-2610.
The applicant’s name should appear only on the cover sheet and there shall be no reference to your name or the names of any members of your family in your essay, or you will be disqualified.
The essay should be written in 3 SECTIONS or PARAGRAPHS.
Section I: Personal history, including length of residence in the Sugar Land area, high school activities, jobs, hobbies, and community involvement.
Section II: Goals in life in relation to college major/ minor, desired vocation after college graduation, and the name of the institution you plan to attend.
Section III: Respond to the following “What is the purpose of Christian Marriage? Is it a contract or a covenant?”
References & Resources: Holy Scriptures: Genesis 1:1-31; Matthew 19:1-12; 1 Corinthians 7:1-24; Ephesians 5:21-33; Ephesians 6:1-4.
Catechism of the Catholic Church: nos.1601 – 1658
Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII: Arcanum (On Christian Marriage)
Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Pope Pius XI: Casti Connubii (On Christian Marriage)
Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Pope Paul VI: Humanae Vitae (On the Regulation of Births)
The Second Vatican Council: Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World), Paragraphs 47-52
The contest is open to the children or grandchildren of all KC’s who are members in good standing at Council 4204, all Columbian Squires of Circle 3058, Jr Catholic Daughters of Court 2211, and all registered members of St. Theresa Catholic Church of Sugar Land.
The winners of these education grants and their families will be guests of the Knights of Columbus at their annual awards banquet on June 25, 2017. Should there be any questions, please call Grand Knight Lloyd J. Waguespack, Jr. at 713-899-2645.
Club Unidad (George Morales Sr.) Memorial Scholarship
Club Unidad will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating High School Senior who is a registered member of St. Theresa’s Church. Applications may be picked up at the parish office. Additional information or any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact George Morales. Jr. at 281-565-5469.
All scholarships applications should be postmarked no later than Wednesday, May 24, 2017.