The William H. (Bill) Simon Scholarship Fund

Renewal Criteria

The William H. (Bill) Simon Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to Catholic students who are in financial need for attending an accredited college or university of the student's choice. The scholarship is $1,000 per semester for educational needs paid directly to the institution for tuition, fees, and/or room and board.

Scholarship Renewal Criteria:

The scholarship is renewable for $1,000 per semester for up to eight (8) semesters ($8,000 maximum).  To continue eligibility, the student must:

  • Submit a letter of good standing from the local parish pastor or Newman Center that shows the continuation to live a Catholic life
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale each semester and provide official grade reports for the preceding semester.
  • Show successful completion of at least nine (9) academic hours for the preceding semester
  • Provide documentation of enrollment or intent of enrollment in at least nine (9) academic hours for the upcoming semester.

To request your renewal, send proof of criteria to:

Diocese of Jefferson City

Attn: Office of Parish Services - Scholarships

2207 W Main St

Jefferson City, Missouri 65109-0914

or send electronic copies to 

or go to

Renewal must be requested by the student in writing with appropriate documents each semester.

If renewal paperwork is not submitted three weeks prior to the close of the semester being requested for renewal, the recipient forfeits future installments.

If you have forfeited installments of your current award, you are free to re-apply, with no guarantee of renewal.