CASK holds Annual Scholarship Distribution Programme 2023 – KONKANCATHOLIC.COM

CASK holds Annual Scholarship Distribution Programme 2023

July 8, 2023

The Catholic Association of South Kanara (CASK) distributed scholarships for the academic year 2023–24 to deserving students. On behalf of the Patron, Rt. Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, the Vicar General of Mangalore Diocese, Monsignor Maxim Noronha, distributed the scholarships at the Bishop’s House Hall, in the presence of the Major donors, members, and well-wishers of CASK, on Saturday, July 8, 2023. Dr Thelma Sequeira was the Guest of honour at the function.

CASK provides Scholarships under three categories: (1) from Endowment Funds; (2) from ‘Covid Support’ funds to marginalized families affected by COVID deaths or hospitalization of one or both parents, (3) Regular Annual Scholarships.

The main criteria for granting scholarships are NOT ‘merit or marks’ but the low financial status and problems faced in terms of family issues (father or mother deceased, Single parent, daily wage earner, domestic worker, parent suffering from major diseases). The beneficiaries are selected irrespective of Caste, creed, or Religion.

This year, CASK received 250 applications and has granted scholarships to 154 students, with a total outlay of Rs. 16,09,000/-.

The beneficiaries include 60 school students, 30 PUC students, 39 Degree students, 5 Nursing students, 6 Engineering students, and 14 students from other professional courses.

CASK is thus catering to the needs of the community in an impactful way, with the resources available.


The Catholic Association of South Kanara (CASK), established in the year 1914, has done yeomen service in the fields of Education and Health care in erstwhile South Kanara (DK and Udupi districts). CASK has been implementing many impactful charitable and community service projects, particularly in the last decade. The Major projects include a personality development programme for students (more than 5,665 students benefited); a teacher enrichment programme (1,543 teachers benefited); Footwear for barefoot students (more than 5,000 pairs given); the installation of safe drinking water units (13 units installed in rural schools and institutes); a home for the Homeless (5 homes sponsored); the promotion of blood, organs, and Whole body cadaveric donations; and Annual Scholarships. In 2016, the CASK Centenary Trust was established as an independent entity to support charitable activities.