Scholarship Program

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.  During the year, Council #3744 hosts fundraising events to be able to award ten scholarship awards of $1,000 each. Please come out to our Dinner Season events and support funding our Scholarship Program!

If you would like to participate in this year’s program, please download the four forms listed below. Be sure to read the Eligibility form to verify that you qualify, and if you do then please send in your completed Application, Essays, and any Letters of Recommendation you would like to include. All packets may be mailed to our Hall in Playa del Rey or emailed (in pdf format) to Thank you for your interest and good luck!

2019 Scholarship Program Award Winners

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 program with the establishment of a perpetual annual scholarship in Joe's memory. 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.

Special thanks to past Scholarship Program Chairman Tony Leoni, new Chairman Carl Pentis, our applicant judges, the cooks and crew for the awards breakfast, and the families of all our winning scholars!  It is always a wonderful occasion for our Council to be able to recognize the faithful Catholic students in our community for their academic, social, and religious activities.  We wish the recipients all the best on the next step of their academic journeys!

Scholarship Program Forms 2019