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2020 Pierre Toussaint Scholarship Online Application




    High School Presently Attending:

    Elementary School Attended:


    All information in response to the following areas must be typed. These responses should be addressed on separate sheet(s) of paper with applicant’s full name on each sheet. (As an easier alternative, if any of the requested information is available on an applicant’s Student Activity Résumé, the résumé itself may be submitted as a response to these areas.)

    ESSAY (you can either type in, upload, or mail in your submission)

    In an essay of approximately 300-500 words (typed, 12-font and double spaced), discuss one of the following questions or topics, keeping in mind that, although your essay should demonstrate some knowledge or familiarity with the life of Venerable Pierre Toussaint, it should aim to provide the reader with a greater insight into who you are and how you think.

    1. In Matthew 20:28, Jesus says that: “the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” With at least one concrete example, discuss what you think Jesus meant by this and whether or not you think Venerable Pierre Toussaint embodied and lived out this statement in his life. Then address how this statement is (or can be) reflected in your own life.

    2. What do you think it means to be a “man or woman for others?” Do you consider yourself to be such? Why or why not? Would you consider Venerable Pierre Toussaint to have been such? Why or why not? Discuss, providing at least one example from his life and yours.

    3. Many would consider Venerable Pierre Toussaint to have been a very generous and forgiving person. Would you agree or disagree with that? Would you consider yourself to be such? Explain/discuss, providing an example(s).