High School Students Encouraged to Apply for Pro-Life Scholarship Named for Bishop James Moynihan

Most Rev. James M. Moynihan, the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, died March 6, 2017, at the age of 84. (Archive photo)

Syracuse, New York – The Office of Family/Respect Life, Diocese of Syracuse is once again offering a scholarship in honor of the late Bishop James Moynihan. The Pro-Vita Award is available to any high school senior in the seven county diocese.

Bishop Moynihan was a fearless leader in the pro-life movement. He was dedicated to building a Culture of Life, promoting vocations, and strengthening Catholic schools. Following Bishop Moynihan’s passing in 2017, the Family/Respect Life office created the Pro-Vita Award to honor his legacy.

This year’s scholarship will grant two $1,000 awards and one $500 award to high school seniors graduating in 2019. Funds are awarded based on submissions answering the following:                        

Why are you Pro-Life and how will you help build a culture of life?

Submissions may be video, essay, dance, song, music, pictures, or art (limited to two minutes or 500 words.) Work must be submitted by e-mail to familyrespectlife@syrdio.org by October 10, 2018.

Awards will be presented at the Mass for Life with Bishop Cunningham at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on October 18, 2018 at 9:30 am. Contest is open to all Catholic students who reside in and attend private or public schools in the Syracuse Diocese. For more information, contact director Lisa Hall at lhall@syrdio.org.