Members are eligible to receive college scholarships and occupational training scholarships to defray the cost of their education. To implement scholarship selection, the Society appoints an independent committee composed of educators. No officer or member of NCSF has any jurisdiction over the selection of recipients.
Applicants must maintain a permanent form of insurance, annuity or a minimum of $10,000 term insurance exclusive of certificates on extended term insurance or reduced paid-up insurance; such certificates must be free from any indebtedness to the Society. Certificates must be dated two years before the scholarship application deadline.
Deadline for Scholarship application is January 30. Recipients are announced in June.
MAIL APPLICATIONS TO:
NCSF Fraternal Department
320 S. School Street
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056-3334
College Scholarships (APPLY NOW)
Ten (10) four-year scholarships are awarded each year. Each scholarship totals $4,000 and $1,000 is paid each year the student is continually enrolled and is meeting all academic requirements. The applicant must be a student entering their first year of a four-year university. The first year begins in the fall of the year that this application is due. It is intended for students pursuing a bachelor's degree.
The College Scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, character, leadership, service to school and community and a written essay.
In-College Scholarships (APPLY NOW)
Eight (8) two-year scholarships are awarded each year. In-College Scholarships are for $1,000 each year for a maximum of $2,000 over two years. The in-college program is designed to assist NCSF members 18 and over in completing their bachelor's degrees. Members must have completed one year of undergraduate courses at an accredited college or university.
The In-College Scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, character, leadership, service to school and community and a written essay.
Past recipients of four-year NCSF college scholarships or occupational training scholarships are not eligible. Students in their final year of undergraduate study are also not eligible.
Occupational Training Scholarships (APPLY NOW)
Two (2) scholarships are awarded each year. The awards are for $500 a year for a maximum of $1,000 over two years of study. Applicants may be high school seniors or students/adults returning to school who meet all admission requirements of the accredited schools they plan to attend. The Occupational Training program is intended for students pursuing a technical training program for semi-professional occupations or vocational programs in skilled occupations. This program is not intended for those seeking a bachelor's degree.
The Occupational Training Scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen on the basis of character, leadership, service and a written essay.
The National Catholic Society of Foresters reserves the right to change, suspend or discontinue these programs as circumstances warrant.