Faith and the Common Good Scholarship


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 scholarship highlights and continues Saint John's long tradition of preparing students for public service in a variety of venues by attracting new generations of students with a vocation to public service as their way of living out their faith in the world.  Their program of study can be in any of the masters degree programs of the School of Theology and Seminary, but should prepare them for a vocation of public service by developing a broad understanding of theology and the history of the church while focusing on Catholic social teaching and its concern for the common good in society.

Criteria for Award Distribution

  1. Recipients must be accepted into a master's degree program.
  2. Selection of award recipients is based on the merit and the strength of the admission application. 
  3. Award recipients receive a financial package that ranges from 50% to 100% of the cost of tuition. The funding is for the academic terms only.
  4. Award packages can be renewed for up to three years pending satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree requirements and enrollment in consecutive academic terms of full-time study.

Graduate Admissions
Donelle Poling
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