The Knights of Columbus Council 7736 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Mansfield, along with the St. Jude Catholic Women’s Organization, presented eight $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors of the parish. Scholarships were awarded after Mass on May 31.
This is the ninth year of the Knights of Columbus scholarship program for graduating high school seniors of the parish. The Knights have issued more than $60,000 worth of scholarships over this time.
Applicants were judge based on their academic record, extracurricular, community and church activities.
Funds for the scholarship were raised through a scholarship raffle at the parish and many generous contributions from the members of the parish.
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The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal organization dedicated to the pursuit of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Council 7736 at St. Jude was founded in 1980 and presently has 285 brother Knights.