489. Knights Of Columbus—A. P. Valtakis Memorial Scholarship


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  • Award: Variable
  • Eligibility: Graduating seniors from Grants Pass, Hidden Valley, Illinois Valley, North Valley and Rogue River High Schools.
  • GPA: 2.5 and above
  • Selection Criteria: Students must attend a college or university in Oregon and be an active member of the Catholic Church. Preference may be shown to applicants who have been involved in parish and youth programs. Other selection criteria include: academic ability (GPA and SAT scores considered), need, character and citizenship. There is no restriction on course of study.
  • Use of Funds: Scholarship checks are mailed directly to the recipients’ college or university for payment of tuition and fees. Award may also be used for books and needed school supplies upon presentation of receipts to JCEF for reimbursement.
  • About this Scholarship: In 1991, Rosemary Valtakis, widow of A.P. (Von) Valtakis who was a Knights of Columbus member, donated $20,000 to endow a scholarship in her husband’s name. The first awards were made in 1992.