The “Saint Catherine Scholarship” project for parishes of the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas is open this year between September 19 and October 30, 2023. The beneficiaries will be announced after November 15, so that these young ladies are honored as closely as possible to November 25 when we celebrate the Holy Great Martyr Catherine.
This project consists in granting a $ 300 scholarship, one for each Deanery in the USA/Canada, to young female students who are between 16-25 years old, are enrolled in college/university (undergraduate studies), have been members of a parish in the Romanian Orthodox Metropolia of the Americas for at least one year, and participate in ROYA or Sunday School. This scholarship is a merit scholarship, the student’s financial situation not being a criterion for its award.
Please nominate the young female students providing the following documents:
– Proof of college/university enrollment: a copy of the student ID or an official letter from the school confirming the student is currently enrolled. Important: Acceptance letters received from a college/ university prior to enrollment are not taken into account;
– Letter of recommendation from the Parish Priest, specifying the candidate’s age, how long has he known her, and whether she participates in the Holy Sacraments;
– Letter of recommendation from ROYA, Sunday School, or Ladies Auxiliary Association, specifying if the nominated young woman is involved in the community life of the Church, volunteering for the events, helping out with Sunday School, etc.
*Your parish must have paid the 2022 AROLA membership ($150/parish/year) in order to participate in this project.