Stan and Olivia Hater

This scholarship provides two parish ministry leaders with free registration to the Membership Event.

This scholarship provides two parish ministry leaders with free registration to the Membership Event. Ministers must be engaged in the work of evangelization and catechesis.

Stanley and Olivia Hater Scholarship

The Stanley and Olivia Hater Scholarship was established by Father Bob Hater in honor of his parents. The Scholarship is awarded each year to several catechetical leaders in the host diocese where the Membership Event is held. The scholarship covers the registration fee for the event. Father Hater is a longtime member and friend of In Word and Witness. Father Hater believed that when In Word and Witness held its Membership Event in a given city, that local parish catechetical leaders had the best opportunity to participate in this national meeting. Since local catechetical leaders would not be encumbered by the expenses of travel and lodging, Father Hater believed that covering the registration fee would make the meeting available to persons whose budgets did not allow for professional growth.