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Special Scholarships

Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary has established a number of larger scholarships to support graduate students earning a degree in theology and ministry.  Saint John's is grateful to the generous benefactors who have made these awards possible. 


A grant from Lilly Endowment helps to fund up to 8 students to live together in an intentional community.  This community-building experience draws on the 1500-year Benedictine practice of coming together in community to seek God and live as disciples.  Just as significantly, it will translate the practice to life outside the monastery, whether it be in parishes, small groups, intentional communities, virtual communities, or new communities beyond existing structures.

The Fellowships include a tuition scholarship of up to 100% and a $2,500 living stipend.  The awards are reserved for full time, degree seeking students registered for a minimum of 9 credits for two consecutive academic semesters. 


Degree-seeking applicants, referred by an alum of Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, are eligible for a tuition scholarship of up to 100% for full time study during consecutive academic terms.  

Alums, steeped in the spirit of Saint John's, understand the school's dedication to a life-long pursuit of wisdom as well as Saint John's ongoing commitment to the academic, spiritual, pastoral, and professional formation of lay and ordained ministers.  Alums are well-positioned to recommend men and women who would be excellent candidates for service to the church.


As part of the commitment to the vocation of Lay Ecclesial Ministry and the theological and professional education of men and women for this ministry, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary offers tuition scholarships for Master of Divinity students preparing to serve as lay ecclesial ministers.  These special awards range from 50% to 100% of the cost of tuition for up to three years of full time study in consecutive academic terms. 

In partnership with the USCCB and 40 other national ministry organizations, Saint John's has hosted two National Symposia on Lay Ecclesial Ministry. 


Through the generosity of Frank and Julia Ladner, Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary, has established a scholarship fund to encourage students to engage in public service informed by a life of faith and a serious theological understanding of the Catholic tradition and its concern for the common good.  The goal of the assistance is to prepare students to work for the common good of all God's people, whatever their faith or nation, to build bridges rather than walls, and to be agents of hope and community-building.


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