Fr. Jorge DaSilva Scholarship Fund

Fr. Jorge DaSilva Scholarship Fund

The Fr. Jorge DaSilva Scholarship is awarded to High School Seniors and Current College Students from Our Lady of Refuge Parish. More about this can found in this article below that was posted in the Valley Catholic.

Father Jorge da Silva Memorial Scholarship Fund


Jorge da Silva, SM, Marianist  1927-2009, priest, educator and spiritual guide, has left a rich legacy for those whose lives he touched.  Though he spent years in a wheelchair, he never considered himself “handicapped,” and believed that he was capable of accomplishing the same as anyone else – or more.  He became the best person he could be, and his message has weight, because he “walked the talk.”


Many academically gifted graduating high school seniors and present college students from Our Lady of Refuge Parish, in East San Jose, were able to tap into Fr. Jorge’s legacy and are following follow his footsteps, launching their lives into the pursuit of further education in various colleges and universities.  Their “handicap” was not physical, but economic.  As time goes on more college bound students are expected to need financial assistance for their books, fees, school supplies etc. 


These students, many who are daughters and sons of first generation immigrants, possess enormous potential and already are contributing to our society.  They are intelligent, hungry to learn, and desirous of making the world a better place.  They may have some financial challenges, but they are focused on their hopes and dreams of becoming the best they can be and making a difference in our world.


You are invited to support to this scholarship by making your tax- deductible (no administrative fees) contribution to:


Our Lady of Refuge Parish 

Notation-Fr. Jorge da Silva Scholarship


And sending to:

Anabella Estrada, Pastoral Associate

Our Lady of Refuge Parish

2165 Lucretia Ave.

San Jose, Ca 95122


Your generosity is most needed and appreciated.  Matt 25:40

“You did it unto Me.”

If you are a graduating high school senior or currently attending college/university and would like to apply for this scholarship, please complete the form below.

Our Lady of Refuge is a Catholic Church Founded in the Diocese of San Jose. Located in the South-East part of the city, we aim to serve the community with love, compassion, and open arms. Just as Our Lady has served us as a people.


(408) 715-2278

2165 Lucretia Avenue,

San Jose, CA 95122


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