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


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.


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San Jose, CA 95122


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