Patrick Francis Werszner Memorial Scholarship
The Patrick Francis Werszner Memorial Scholarship is designated for a student planning to attend John Carroll Catholic High School. It is awarded by the Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus based upon scholarship, service and extra-curricular activities as well as an essay. This year’s essay question is, "Why Does God Love Us So Much? The initial $1,000 scholarship is renewable for $500 for three years if certain criteria are met. The application form may be found here. Applicants should bring the form with them to the essay-writing session on May 7, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm in the St. Jude room at Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
The Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus established this scholarship to honor Knight Patrick Francis Werszner who suffered a fatal fall from a ledge at Stephen’s Gap Cave Preserve in Scottsboro on September 6, 2015 at the age of 19. Werszner was a member of the POP Council 11537, a 2014 graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School, a student at UAB and a member of both Prince of Peace Catholic Church and St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Chapel at the time of his death. Donations to this scholarship fund are welcome and can be mailed to the Knights of Columbus Council 11537, 4600 Preserve Parkway, Hoover, AL 35226.