Margaret Mary Missar Scholarship Program

Margaret Mary Missar/John Carroll Society High School and Jr High School Scholarship Program

Since 1997, the John Carroll Society has offered scholarships to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors attending the Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. The Society bases the awards on essays and videos submitted by students on topics identified by the Society to encourage students to reflect more deeply on their faith.

The Society awards a scholarship of $1000 in memory of Margaret Mary Missar for the author of the first-place essay and creator of the first-place video; a scholarship of $500 for the author of the second-place essay and creator of the second-place video; scholarships of $250 each for the authors of two third-place essays and the creators of two third-place videos; and scholarships of $100 each for authors of five essays and creators of five videos that receive honorable mention. The Society invites the first-place winners and their families to receive the award at the Society's annual dinner and submits the essay and video for publication in the Catholic Standard.

The 2021 Essay Competition and Scholarship Program

The 2021 competition has the theme, "Made in God’s Image: Pray and Work to End the Sin of Racism."

For further information about this year's competition, please see the competition letter and competition rules/instructions. To enter the competition and submit your essay or video, please use the form below.