NEW KC PRIEST-SCHOLARS ANNOUNCED

Bro. Alonso L. Tan, Supreme Director of the Knights of Columbus and President of the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc., recently announced the beneficiaries of the Foundation’s Religious Scholarship Program beginning School Year 2015-2016. The Foundation offers scholarships for diocesan-seminarians taking their studies at Theology level and Licentiate/Doctoral Studies locally. Named scholars for diocesan-seminarians in Luzon are: Jeffrey C. Abing (Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Palawan), Michael BJ F. Masangcay (Apostolic Vicariate of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro), Adrian E. Lazo (Diocese of Novaliches), Ricky B. Velasco (Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna), Peter Wilson M. Reynoso (Diocese of Lucena), Michael Jaime C. Sibal (Diocese of Tarlac), Solomon Geslani, Jr. (Diocese of Lingayen-Dagupan), and Lito L. Abella (Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan). One scholar selected from Visayas is Juledrix A. Tamondong (Diocese of Borongan), while the scholars from Mindanao are Jonas A. Awayan (Diocese of Cagayan de Oro), Marvin P. Megallos (Diocese of Tagum), and Jarold Mick B. Toldo (Diocese of Surigao).

The following are the new priest-scholars for local Licentiate / Doctorate Studies: Rev. Fr. Julius S. Cuison of the Archdiocese of Lingayen Dagupan, Pangasinan who will be pursuing his Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the University of Santo Tomas and Rev. Fr. Dennis B. Beltran from the Diocese of Imus for his Licentiate in Sacred Theology Major in Missiology at the Divine Word School of Theology.

For the school year 2015-2016, a total of thirty (30) seminarians and priest-scholars from various archdioceses/dioceses will be supported by the Foundation which is named after Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ (1897-1977) who is considered the Father of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines and founder of the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI). Inquiries about the scholarship program may be coursed thru the Foundation office at Gen. Luna St., Intramuros , Manila with tel. nos. 527-2223-27 local 220 & 221.

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