Fr. Jorge da Silva Scholarship Fund
The Fr. Jorge da Silva 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.
ELIGIBILITY & ENROLLMENT
April 19 – May 15, 2020
The following students are eligible:
Families earn below middle-low income;
Are registered in Our Lady of Refuge Parish;
Agree to meet the application requirements;
Are high school graduates;
Have been accepted in a Community College or University
Are returning college/university students.
Below you will find the time line, due dates, and procedures:
April 12 Pick up applications in your E-mail or at the Office
May 15 All applications MUST be given to Mr. Luis Miranda
June 28 Scholarships given out at 8:00 a.m. Mass and 10:00 a.m. Mass * * * Bishop Cantú will be present.* * *
Mr. Luis Miranda, Parish Office & Business Manager
Our Lady of Refuge
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:
Luis Miranda, Parish Office & Business Manager
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.”