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Maryknoll Scholarships

Scholarship Value $1,000

Number of Scholarships 6

Jesus teaches us to love our enemies and to pray for those who persecute us. How can we, as followers of Jesus, stand up for peace and against the growing violence in our country? Write an essay responding to that question.


Entries should be 500–750 words. Essays should include your name and division typed on each page.

Note: Spelling and grammar count.

Students may

  1. submit essays online OR
  2. mail essays to the address below. Mailed essays should be typed and stapled, each attached to an ENTRY COVER SHEET


Students in grades 6-8 (Division I) and grades 9-12 (Division II) who are currently enrolled in a Catholic school, Catholic religious education program, or Catholic youth ministry program are eligible.


ntries must be submitted online or postmarked by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2023. First-place essays will appear in the summer 2024 Maryknoll magazine. All winning entries will be published online at by April 15, 2024.


Call 1-914-570-4118 or email Walter Hidalgo at for more information.

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