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IWKnights Corner for March 17, 2024

 — Fifth Sunday of Lent / St. Patrick of Ireland

Did you know this about the IW Knights of Columbus? 

Hans Guenther, Sophomore at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Deputy Grand Knight of Georgetown University Council 6375 and former chairman of the College Councils Advisory Board.

For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council awarded scholarships totaling close to $1.5 million to more than 500 students. Most recipients are the children of Knights, or Knights themselves, attending Catholic universities or colleges in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico or the Philippines.

One of those scholarships is funded by a bequest from the estate of Percy J. Johnson of Seville Council 93 in Brockton, Massachusetts. The Johnson Scholarship is given annually to young men, including several college Knights, who are pursuing higher education at Catholic institutions and demonstrate financial need. Earnings from the established fund provide undergraduate scholarships of $1,500 per year.

As the deadline for all Knights of Columbus Supreme Council scholarships approaches March 15, three current college Knights share how the Percy J. Johnson Scholarship has made a difference in their educational journeys.  Here is an interview with a recent recipient.”

Hans Guenther
Sophomore at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Deputy Grand Knight of Georgetown University Council 6375 and former chairman of the College Councils Advisory Board

What are you studying and why? What do you hope to do after graduating?
I am studying global business at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, with a minor in German. I chose global business because I wanted to combine my interest in finance with my interest in international relations and politics. I hope to go into investment banking after graduating.

How did you choose to attend Georgetown University? How has attending a Catholic college influenced you?
I chose Georgetown University because wanted a school that was both Catholic and academically rigorous. I grew up in the D.C. area and attended a Catholic high school, and it was very important for me to continue my education in a similar setting. Attending Georgetown has influenced me in many ways, including an appreciation for different traditions within the Church, such as the Jesuit Order at Georgetown.

Why did you decide to join the Knights of Columbus?
I wanted to have a support network in my daily life that would help me live out my faith in

How did you hear about the scholarships available through the Knights of Columbus?
One of the older Knights in my council told me about it.

How does the Percy J. Johnson Scholarship fit into your overall college funding?
It covers my books and other materials needed for two to three semesters!”

The link to this article can be found in the Friday Flocknotes, IWKnights9981.com/bulletin, facebook.com/IWknights9981 or twitter.com/IWknights

Scholarships for Emerging Leaders

Hundreds of students receive financial assistance from the Knights each year

By Cecilia Engbert, Knights of Columbus Knightline  (3/6/2024)
Click here to read the article

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