Full Tuition Scholarships

Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary has established a number of full tuition 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 will help to fund 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 are reserved for degree-seeking students and include a full tuition scholarship and a $2,500 living stipend.  Awards are reviewed on a term by term basis for students for up to three years of full time study (9-12 credits) in consecutive academic semesters. 


Degree-seeking applicants who are referred by an alum of Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary are eligible for a full tuition scholarship for the academic terms.  Up to five awards are available each year to qualified candidates.  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 its 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  is offering five full tuition scholarships per year for Master of Divinity students preparing to serve as lay ecclesial ministers.  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.

The full tuition scholarships are renewable throughout the recipient's program of study pending satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree requirements and assuming full time enrollment in consecutive academic terms.