Knights of Columbus Council 4372 Scholarship
Each year, the Knights of Columbus Council 4372 in New Berlin awards a $1,000 college scholarship to an area graduating high school senior.
The scholarship committee looks at the following items from each application to determine the successful candidate:
1) Academic record
2) Community service activities
3) School related extracurricular activities
4) Career objectives and goals
5) Letters of recommendation
6) And finally, an essay on the ideals of Citizenship and what it means to be an American
This year’s recipient has an excellent academic record with a combined GPA of 3.98 and a student rank of 11 out of 59. The recipient has participated in numerous extracurricular activities including the National Honor Society, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Key Club, Yearbook Committee, Art Club, Science Club, Library Club and Students against Destructive Decisions. She also participated on the volleyball and basketball teams.
The recipient has also served the community by volunteering at West Side Christian Church in the youth and high school ministry programs. She also participated in the St. John’s Lutheran Church youth group activities as well as the Lake Springfield Christian Academy in their summer camp programs. She has also volunteered with the St. John’s Breadline, the Mary Bryant Home, and the Sangamon County Art Show.
The recipient plans to study Exercise Science with an emphasis in Physical Therapy at Indiana University – Purdue University in Indianapolis. With this degree, she would like to work in the field of sports physical therapy with the dream of one day opening her own physical therapy practice.
This career choice fits in with her ideals of Americanism and service to God and Country. She understands the importance of serving her country by actively participating in the local community through volunteer efforts. She also understands democracy and the freedoms of religion and the right to choose leaders through the power of voting. No doubt she will be an honorable citizen and role model to many.
It is with great pleasure that I present to you this year’s Knights of Columbus, Father Fanning Council #4372 Scholarship recipient: Ms. Aubree Nicole Braker.
The Knights of Columbus 4372 sponsors the "Roses for Scholarship" fundraiser. Every year a $1,000.00 scholarship is awarded to students graduating from New Berlin HS or any K of C members' graduating student from any school. Roses are fresh cut, first quality and flown overnight from the grower. Roses are 16" to 24" in length and are a variety of colors. All Roses are sold in advance. Pick up date is May27th 2021 at the KC Hall in New Berlin. Price is $20.00 per dozen and can be purchased from any K of C member or by calling Tom W. @ 217-502-3092 , Tom G @ 217-341-0333, Jack @217-488-6435, or Jim 899-6061.
Contact Tom W. 217-502-3092 for instructions on how to get an application.