13th Annual Donald J. Burns Scholarship

Parish News

This scholarship competition is open to the children and grandchildren of members of Holy Mother Mary Council Knights and Columbiettes. There will be two scholarships awarded; one to a student attending Catholic high school this fall and one to a student attending Catholic, or public university.

Applicants are required to submit an essay of 400 words on the following topic:

May 13th is the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917. Pope Francis has announced that the two young shepherd children from Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto will be canonized during his forthcoming pastoral visit to the Portuguese town on May 12th-13th.

What was the miracle that occurred at Fatima and what was the message that the Blessed Mother asked the children to share with the world?

All applications and essays must be received by Jun 4. The essay competition winners will be selected by the scholarship committee and awards will be presented on Jun 27 at the Holy Mother Mary Council, 199 Smithown Blvd. in Nesconset.

Please print and attach the application form from the bulletin along with your essay and mail or email to: Daniel Burns, 13 Wheelright Way, Smithtown, New York 11787, ddburns@optonline.net.