The KSKJ Life College Scholarship Program was established in the 1950s to support the educational pursuits of our college-aged young adults. Initially named for former national president John Germ, student applications were reviewed by a committee, with winners chosen based upon a set of criteria and the number of scholarships available.
Beginning in 2015, the program has been redesigned as a College Educational Grant. This college grant will be awarded to students as a member benefit. All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will receive a one-time award. All eligibility and program guidelines are subject to interpretation and revision by the Educational Grant Committee and the National Board of Directors.
College Educational Grant Program criteria include:
- Student must have an active policy in good standing and have maintained at least 2 (two) years of a whole-life policy, or 4 (four) years of a term policy, at the time of application.
- Students are expected to maintain their policies for at least two years after receiving their award.
- Applications will be accepted only via an online form on the website and only during the month of September each year. No late applications will be accepted. Applicants will be asked to answer questions and upload a headshot picture for promotional purposes, including recognition in the Voice newspaper and other media.
- Applicants will need to upload and attach a current course schedule reflecting enrollment as a full-time student as defined by their institution.
- Students between the ages of 17-25 must be attending an accredited junior college, college or university, or technical school.
- Payment will be made to the student in late fall.
- Awardees of the Krajec and Fr. Stalzer Memorial Endowment grants will be recognized each year as part of this program and will receive the same one-time award of $1000, not separate or additional awards.
- This is a one-time award of $1,000.
For students who have already received scholarships or financial aid awards:
- Students who have previously received any high school scholarships or financial aid awards are eligible for the College Educational Grant.
- Students who have previously received a four-year college scholarship or a previously awarded one-time grant are not eligible for the 2019/2020 College Educational Grant.