St. Andrew Kim Scholarship 2020

sponsored by Korean Catholic Church Credit Union

This is an annual scholarship with a total of approximately $25,000 available to be awarded annually.

The scholarship committee will accept applications until Saturday August 29, 2020 and the scholarship will be awarded during Mass at your home parish (St. Andrew Kim Parish or Sacred Hear of Jesus Parish) on Sunday September 20, 2020. The scholarship must be accepted in person and not by a third party and it cannot be mailed to you.

The scholarship is only available to the parishioners of St. Andrew Kim Parish of Toronto and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish of Toronto. 

The amount of scholarship will be awarded as follows: 70% approximately to St. Andrew Kim and 30% approximately to Sacred Hear of Jesus Parish. These amounts can be adjusted by the scholarship committee at their discretion.

The Scholarship Committee will be comprised of minimum 3 to a maximum of 5 non-salaried volunteers from St. Andrew Kim Parish and a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 2 non-salaried volunteer(s) from Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish. The appointment of a scholarship committee member will require the approval of the Board of the Korean Catholic Church Credit Union and the Pastor of St. Andrew Kim parish.

The scholarship will be awarded in the following categories. Applying for the scholarship does not guarantee acceptance and the recipients of the scholarship will be carefully selected by the Scholarship Committee. Furthermore, the priority for the awarding of the scholarship will be as follows using the following guidelines:

1. Seminarian Recognition Award-Separate Application will be emailed to Seminarians
● This Award is granted to all permanent diaconate candidates, and seminarians enrolled at a seminary of the Archdiocese of Toronto for formation to ordination as priests and deacons.
● The amount of the award will be $1,000 or as adjusted by the Scholarship Committee.

2. High School Award of Excellence
● This Award is available to all high school students who
     ○ Have demonstrated community leadership especially at their parish and/or
     ○ Have a minimum overall grade average of 80% in their most recently completed school year
● The amount of the award will be $500 or as adjusted by the Scholarship Committee.

3. Post-Secondary School Award of Excellence
● This Award is available to all post-secondary students who
     ○ Have demonstrated community leadership especially at their parish and/or
     ○ Have a minimum overall grade average of B (or equivalent) in their most recently completed school year
● The amount of the award will be $1,000 or as adjusted by the Scholarship Committee.

The general application process will be as follows:

  1. Write an essay in 250-word or less describing your community leadership experience with an emphasis on your involvement at the parish. Your essay should tell us, for example (but not limited to)
  • Why you got involved
  • How your involvement shows initiative and innovation
  • The ways your efforts have strengthened others
  • How long you have been involved
  • What you think the long-term impact will be
  • How your community has affected you
  1. Tell us in 100-words about the other great things you’re doing (especially at the parish) that the scholarship committee should consider

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Applicants for the Scholarship will be required to submit the following supporting documents:

  • Reference letters of support from community groups or volunteer agencies
  • Your most recent academic transcript

The Online Application Form is below:

St.Andrew Kim Scholarship sponsored by KCCCU