Each candidate must be at least one of the following:
A currently paid up member of a Knights of Columbus Council in the jurisdiction of Pennsylvania.
A child or stepchild of a currently paid up member of a Knights of Columbus Council in Pennsylvania.
(NOTE Grandchildren are not eligible unless the grandfather is the legal guardian of the applicant.)
A child or stepchild of a deceased member of the Knights of Columbus in a Pennsylvania council who was not in arrears at the time of his death.
A qualified Columbian Squire.
Other conditions that must be met:
The candidate must be a candidate for graduation in a recognized 4-year high school, or its home schooling equivalent, during the term ending June 2018 (or January 2019 for early graduates)..
The candidate must submit a properly completed application form -- with all the appropriate signatures as required on the application -- to the Scholarship Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Council, Knights of Columbus, no later than December 31, 2018.
The sponsoring council must have sold at least 50“Chance of a Lifetime” (C.O.A.L.) Books (8 tickets per book, total 400 tickets) for the 2018 campaign. Books are distributed by the State Council Charities Committee.
Each candidate must be accepted and enrolled at either a college/university or a School of Nursing connected with a hospital prior to payment of the scholarship. Such college or school may be under Catholic or non- Catholic auspices, subject to approval by the committee.