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 will be 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.



Applications for scholarships, as well as eligibility criteria, are available on the documents provided below. We recommend applicants download all five documents.

Deadline for submission of applications is Saturday May 13, 2017

Completed applications, assigned topic essays and letter of recommendation must be postmarked, deposited in the Knights’ Hall mail slot or emailed in PDF format to the Scholarship Chairman by Saturday May 13. Email submissions must include “Knights Scholarship” in the subject line (for any Scholarship Program correspondence).

CLICK on each form image below to display a printable copy of each form:

Scholarship Eligibility

Application Instructions

App - Applicant InfoApp - Essay TopicsApp - Recommendation


For more information, or to submit application forms electronically, please email Scholarship Chairman Anthony Leoni at


Congratulations to the five graduating 8th graders and five 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 12, 2016.

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:
Sofia Biren
St Jerome
St Bernard HS
Alexis Bowers
Notre Dame HS
Natalie Denis
Visitation Bishop Montgomery HS
Dominic Divine *
Loyola HS
Loyola Marymount Univ
Everett Fisher
Palisades Charter HS
UC Berkeley
Erik Godlewski
Loyola HS
Univ of Portland
Sean Korey
St Anastasia Notre Dame HS
Cynthia Reznik
Marymount HS
UC Berkeley
Brendon Salerno
Visitation Loyola HS
Laurel Wholihan **
Marymount HS

Special congratulations to:

*   Dominic Divine    - Grand Knight Scholar
** Laurel Wholihan   - Thompson Family Scholar