The Knights of Columbus Fr. Emil Kapaun Council #3744 is pleased to offer an annual Scholarship Program, a long standing tradition of charity for deserving graduating 8th and 12th grade students from our local parishes.  Every year, ten scholarship awards of $1,000 each are presented.

During the year, the Knights of Columbus host Friday Night Fish Fry Dinners and other fundraising events to raise Scholarship funds.  Please come out and support these events that significantly fund our scholarships!

Joseph Toia Memorial Scholarship - Long time member and generous Council 3744 supporter Brother Knight Joseph Toia passed away on December 13, 2016.  As an expression of Joe's love for the Knights, his family requested that, in lieu of flowers at his funeral, donations be made to the Council 3744 Scholarship program. Brother Joe Toia's wife Lori and the Toia family have also pledged to support the establishment of a perpetual annual scholarship in Joe's memory and the initial scholarship was awarded at the 2017 Scholarship Breakfast.

To donate to this perpetual scholarship, please send checks made payable to Knights of Columbus #3744, Attn: Ed Stokx, 8049 W Manchester Ave, Playa del Rey, CA  90293 ("Toia Scholarship" in the memo section).  For more information or to donate by credit card, please contact Paul Condran PGK at 310-505-4616.


Congratulations to the seven graduating 8th graders and three graduating high school seniors from our local parishes who were each presented with a $1,000 scholarship at the awards breakfast held at the Council Hall on June 11, 2017.

Congratulations also to the graduating 8th grader who received the first Joseph Toia Memorial Scholarship of $1,000 that was also presented at the awards breakfast.

Congratulations to the parents and the teachers of the following accomplished, deserving students and best wishes to each recipient on the next step of their educational journey:

Recipient Graduate of:
Next Attending:
Bernie Albano **
St Jerome
St Monica HS
Gary Dancy
View Park Prep HS
DePaul Univ
Catherine Galanti *
Coastal Academy
Coastal Academy
Matiana Hebert ***
St Monica HS
Univ of Portland
Sarah Lanzner
Notre Dame HS
Loyola Marymount Univ
Taylor Lugo
St Jerome
St Monica HS
Kelly O'Connor
Visitation Bishop Montgomery HS
Ravan Robertson
St Jerome
Bishop Montgomery HS
Robert Roges
St Anastasia
Loyola HS
Lauren Rotolo
El Segundo HS
Kathy Syta
St Anastasia
Notre Dame Academy

Special congratulations to:

*    Catherine Galanti  - Grand Knight Scholar
**   Bernie Albano      - Thompson Family Scholar
*** Matiana Hebert    - Joseph Toia Memorial Scholarship