Grade School and High School Scholarship Application Rules
The contest is open to all students currently in grades 6-11 who will attend a Catholic school located in the Diocese of Buffalo.
All scholarship applicants must submit an essay on the following topic:
St. Thomas More was known as "A Man for All Seasons". During his life he was a scholar, an author, a lawyer, a politician, a teacher, a husband, and a father. In all of his activities, he was motivated and guided by the unfailing moral compass in his life, his Catholic faith.
Identify someone that you consider to be a modern St. Thomas More and explain why you chose that person and what makes that person a modern day St. Thomas More.
The essay must be typed. The maximum length of the essay is 500 words.
The Application Form must accompany the essay. The current grade of the student should be placed in the upper right hand corner of the first page of the essay. The essay must not contain the writer’s name or school.
The Scholarship Application must be mailed to:
St. Thomas More Guild
P.O. Box 35
Buffalo, New York 14201-0035
The completed application (Application Form and essay) must be postmarked on or before April 15, 2019.
Winners will be contacted after April 30, 2019. The essay will be judged according to the grade level of the student and the judges will not know the identity of the applicant during the judging process. Scholarship awards are paid directly to the school. The awards will be presented at the Annual Luncheon.