Knights of Columbus

Matthew H. Wilson Assembly 1988

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Gene Bays Memorial Scholarship

The Gene Bays Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to an eligible student by the Matthew H. Wilson Assembly 1988, Knights of Columbus - Fourth Degree, in La Marque, Texas. To meet the basic minimum requirements for eligibility the following will be required.

A maximum of two scholarships will be awarded by a panel of judges on a competitive basis each year. The decision of the judges is final.

Qualifications are:

  1. The applicant must be either blood related, legally adopted, or a step child or grandchild of a member in good standing of the Matthew H. Wilson Assembly 1988.
  2. The applicant’s gender will have no basis on the decision by the panel of judges.
  3. Applicant must be a Confirmed Catholic in good standing with the Catholic Church.
  4. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen with no felony convictions.
  5. Applicant must attend a 2 or 4 year accredited college full time.
    (12 semester hours minimum).
  6. If applicant receives additional scholarships totaling over $10,000 he/she will be disqualified and the scholarship will be awarded to the next qualified candidate.
  7. Applicant must have maintained a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher upon graduation.

In addition to submitting a completed application a candidate must also provide the following information:

  1. Two (2) Community Reference Letters.
  2. Two (2) Teacher Recommendations.
  3. An official transcript of high school grades through the first semester of the Student's senior year including SAT score.
  4. A 500-1000 word essay on Patriotism in applicant's own handwriting.

    (Exceptions made for physical disability not permitting handwriting requirement).

The award ($500) selection will be announced prior to the start of the school terms. Any monies provided will be in the form of a reimbursement for expenses (e.g. books, fees, tuition, etc.)

The completed applications with attachments must be returned to the Faithful Navigator by April 1st.