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Scholarship Grants: College Grants

We are pleased to announce that the Slovak Catholic Sokol will make available a total of $63,000 in college scholarship grants to eligible members in 2020. Previous recipients of Slovak Catholic Sokol scholarship grants may re-apply for a 2020 grant; however, per Convention mandate - a student may receive a maximum of two (2) Slovak Catholic Sokol scholarship grant awards in each category.

A total of 30 Slovak Catholic Sokol grants of $1,000 each will be available, one Krista L. Glugosh Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, two Theodore and Mary Jane Rich Memorial Scholarships one each for a male and female in the amount of $2,000 each, two Emil Slavik Memorial Scholarships one each for a male and female in the amount of $2,000 each, one The Doctors' Lesko Medical Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, and two Slovak Catholic Sokol (SCS) Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.


  1. Applicant must be a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol in good standing, holding a permanent Life Insurance Certificate in the amount of not less than $3,000, and has been a member for at least five years.
  2. One parent must be a member of the Slovak Catholic Sokol.
  3. All applicants for the Slovak Catholic Sokol, Theodore and Mary Jane Rich Scholarship, Emil Slavik Memorial Scholarship, The Doctors' Lesko Medical Memorial Scholarship, and the SCS Memorial Scholarship Grants must have completed one semester of undergraduate studies as a FULL TIME student at an accredited college, university or professional school or a student currently enrolled full time in a graduate or professional degree program.
  4. Applicants for the Doctors' Lesko Medical Memorial Scholarship must have at least one parent of Slovak ancestry and must be majoring in nursing or the medical curriculum.
  5. Applicants for the Emil Slavik Memorial Grants must have one parent of Slovak ancestry and both parents must be members of the Slovak Catholic Sokol to qualify and must be majoring either in liberal arts, the sciences, pre-law, pre-medical or business curriculum.

Application **

Candidates must return the Application by March 31, 2020
The application must be accessed using either Internet Explorer or Firefox web browsers. This can be done on both MAC or PC platform.

The Slovak Catholic Sokol Home Office together with the Scholarship Committee will screen all the requests as to their eligibility. Current certificate holders can upgrade to the minimum required life insurance coverage by March 21, 2020. All who qualify will receive a membership application from the Home Office. If there are any questions related to our 2020 scholarship program, feel free to contact the Supreme Vice-President, Edward D. Moeller, Chairperson, Slovak Catholic Sokol Scholarship Committee or contact the Slovak Catholic Sokol by email, or by phone, 1-800-886-7656.

The process of applying for any of the  above college level scholarships is completely on-line.  Please click on the link below and complete the application in its entirety before submitting. The application cannot be saved on your computer therefore you should review the required elements and gather your information before beginning.  Additionally, you should be prepared to attach both your essay (in either Word or PDF format) as well as a colored head and shoulders photograph      ( in jpeg format).

Do not forget to have an official copy of your transcript sent to:
Edward D. Moeller
Supreme Vice President
2821 Waterman Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15227


To download the application in PDF format, click here.

** Please note: To electronically fill out the downloadable application, you must make sure you are using Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or higher. Download it now!

Winners of our 2019 scholarship grants will be announced in May, 2020 and checks will be issued to winners some time in July, 2020. Since 1972, a total of 1,703 members received a total of nearly $1,270,000 in scholarship grants. Our scholarship grants are just another example of Sokol fraternalism and our concern in assisting our young people in their quest for a good education.


An applicant who neglects to submit or complete any part of these requirements before the established deadline will automatically be disqualified.


An acknowledgement of the Grant, should be made in writing by the recipient as soon as possible, if you are awarded a Grant.

Return of Grant **

If for any reason the Grant is not used by the recipient, the entire (or portion of) grant not utilized must be returned

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