Catholic Scholarships

The Catholic faith is the oldest and most established branch of Christianity. The church has vested interest in helping its members find money for college by providing both local scholarships and national awards. The Catholic Church offers scholarships by school, parish, or entire dioceses to make sure they are reaching out to as many members as possible who plan to attend college to achieve their educational goals. The Catholic faith believes strongly in community service, and helping its members. The church also values tradition, and gives a lot of its scholarship money to students who will uphold the Catholic tradition in the future.

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To view scholarship information or fill out scholarship applications for common Catholic scholarships, click the links below. For a more complete list of scholarship opportunities, religious and otherwise, conduct a free college scholarship search.

DeSales University Catholic Schools Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,000
  • DeSales University Catholic Schools Grants are offered to graduates of Catholic high schools who are entering DeSales University in the Fall. Graduates of Catholic Home Schooling agencies do not qualify for the Catholic Schools Grant. Minimum GPA of a 2.5 is preferred, but students with over a 2.0 GPA may be considered for admission. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Italian Catholic Federation First Year Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Since 1964, the Italian Catholic Federation has awarded over $2,000,000.00 in scholarships to more than 6,000 high school students, of the Catholic faith, attending college. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois. Applicants must be Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent. Live within the Roman Catholic [...] More

John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • To be eligible for the John W. McDevitt (Fourth Degree) Scholarships, applicants must: be incoming freshmen of an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree (at a Catholic college or Catholic university in the United States); and, a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, the son or daughter of such a member or deceased member. For more information or to apply, please visit [...] More

Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Pro Deo & Pro Patria Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 5/4/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Knights of Columbus Pro Deo & Pro Patria Scholarships are awarded annually to students entering the freshman class in an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree. To be eligible, an applicant must be a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, the son or daughter of such a member or a deceased member or a member in good standing of the Columbian Squires. For more [...] More

Loyola University Catholic Heritage Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Catholic Heritage Award, (awarded for four years of consecutive, full-time enrollment) is made to new freshmen graduating from a Catholic high school within the Archdiocese of Chicago or the Diocese of Joliet. This award is restricted to tuition. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Loyola University Zolp Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Wm. Zolp Scholarship is an endowed scholarship available to pay toward tuition to any Catholic student by the last name of Zolp who attends Loyola University Chicago. A copy of a birth certificate and a baptismal or confirmation certificate confirming the last name of Zolp and that the applicant is Catholic must be filed with the Financial Aid Office. Prospective candidates must be admitted [...] More

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2022
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship provides financial aid to full-time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, whose primary interest is choral music with children and youth. Scholarships are given on the basis of academic merit, interest in church music (especially children's and youth choirs), and ministry [...] More

Wilanna K. Robinson Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • To be eligible for the Wilanna K. Robinson Scholarship, applicants must: be a high school senior; be a Michigan resident; be a current and active member of a church; be a US citizen; be accepted for enrollment in a licensed/accredited educational institute (college, university, bible institutes, seminaries, and vocational schools); and, have a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
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Last Reviewed: February 2021

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