2017 KSKJ Life Educational Grant Program

Applications for the 2017-2018 Educational Grant Program are now closed. Thank you to all those who have applied. The Home Office will communicate with the award winners soon and all grant checks will be mailed late Fall.


College Grant Criteria

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 Financial 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 two installments – one in the fall and one in the spring.
  • 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 (prior to 2015/2016 school year) 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 2017/2018 College Educational Grant.

High School Grant Criteria

The High School Scholarship Program was established in the 1950s to support the educational pursuits of our young adults attending private high schools. As part of this program, 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 High School Educational Grant. This grant will continue to be a competitive process with a one-time award given to winners chosen by the KSKJ Life Educational Grant Committee. All eligibility and program guidelines are subject to interpretation and revision by this Committee and the Financial Board of Directors.

High School Educational Grant Program criteria include:

  • One-time award of $1,000. The number of awards to be given will be determined each year by the Financial Board of Directors.
  • 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 at a private high school as defined by their institution.
  • Applicants will need to upload and attach their report card or transcripts from the previous year to their application.
  • Payment will be made to the student in two installments – one in the fall and one in the spring.

For students who have already received scholarships or financial aid awards:

  • Students who have previously received a four-year high school scholarship or a one-time grant/award are not eligible for the 2017/2018 High School Educational Grant.
  • All previous financial aid award winners are eligible for the new Educational Grant program, but will be awarded a reduced amount equal to the difference between the new Grant and the financial aid previously received.

*Some lodges have their own scholarship programs. Please contact your local lodge directly for more information.


2016 Educational Grant Winners

Below are the winners for the 2016-2017 school year: