On Campus Scholarships

John Paul II Scholarship

The John Paul II Scholars at the Augustine Institute are faithful, gifted, and vibrant potential leaders being trained to make a significant and lasting contribution to the New Evangelization.

Enjoying a full scholarship for the Graduate School of the Augustine Institute, the John Paul II Scholars also work as apostolic interns for one of the Institute’s programs or for another Catholic apostolate in Denver. As paid student workers, the John Paul II Scholars hone their skills for the apostolate under the direction of a mentor and, in some cases, also a field supervisor. Once their two-year course of studies and training has come to an end, they will have the Institute’s nation-wide network of ecclesial partners as resources for placement.



Applicants for the John Paul II Scholarship must apply for full-time graduate studies at the Augustine Institute campus in Denver, Colorado. Successful candidates will demonstrate a clear Catholic identity, aptitude for theological studies, leadership potential, and the ability to make an immediate contribution to the Institute’s apostolic internship program.

Selection Process

To be considered for the John Paul II Scholars program, candidates must complete an application to the Graduate School of the Augustine Institute, making sure that their letters of recommendation testify to the candidate’s Catholic identity and leadership potential. Instructions for the two required essays are in the online application. In addition, it is optional for applicants to submit a writing sample.

Finalists will be invited to interview on campus in the Spring by the John Paul II Scholars committee of the Augustine Institute.

Application Open. Deadline to apply is January 25, 2020.

Saint John Henry Newman and Saint Jean de Brebeuf Scholarships

Newman and Brebeuf partial tuition scholarships are awarded to those students who demonstrate a faithful commitment to the New Evangelization as well as an aptitude for theological studies. Applicants must apply for full-time graduate studies at the Augustine Institute Campus in Denver, Colorado. Newman scholarships are awarded to students applying for the MA in Theology, and Brebeuf scholarships are awarded to students applying for the MA in Leadership for the New Evangelization.

Application Open. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2020.

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are now available for on-campus and distance education students. For more information or questions on applying for a need-based scholarship, contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@augustineinstitute.org.


Available Funds

St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund

The St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to Augustine Institute students who are unable to make their tuition payments either because of personal or family financial stress or due to an income that does not suffice to support the needs of their families. To be eligible for the fund, a student must have completed a minimum number of courses (typically three) with good academic progress (3.00 GPA) and be able to demonstrate financial need.

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Mother Teresa Scholarship Fund

The Mother Teresa Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to distance education students of the Augustine Institute who are currently serving in positions of great strategic importance for the New Evangelization but cannot afford to make tuition payments. The Fund is designed particularly for students serving recent immigrants, the urban poor, and other under-served locations such as Indian reservations and European countries in need of evangelization.
To learn more and to apply, contact Barbara Marchbank at registrar@augustineinstitute.org.

St. Paul Scholarship Fund

The St. Paul Scholarship Fund will begin to offer funding in January 2020. Its purpose is to support the studies of men and women actively engaged in the Church’s mission of evangelization and catechesis. Students must be employed full-time by the Church or by a recognized Catholic apostolate (e.g. Catholic Charities, LifeTeen, independent Catholic schools). Recipients of scholarships from the St. Paul fund will continue to be eligible for the St. Nicholas Fund, should they be experiencing extraordinary financial challenges.

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