The Knights of Columbus awards scholarships annually. To be eligible for scholarships, applicants must: be entering their freshmen year of a four-year, undergraduate program, leading to a bachelor's degree, at a Catholic college or Catholic university, in the United States; and be a member in good standing of the Knights of Columbus, a son or daughter of such a member, or of a such a deceased member, who at the time of death, was in good standing, or a Columbian Squire in good standing.
At its 1965 meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, the Supreme Council established the Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarship Trust to provide undergraduate scholarships at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., with scholarships available to members and sons and daughters of members and two scholarships available to Columbian Squires. The program now includes other Catholic colleges and universities. U.S. awardees and non-awardees will be notified in late May of the Scholarship Committee's decision.