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.
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.
Due to the commitment level asked of a St. John Paul Scholar, students who have additional alternative employment outside of the internship (of more than 10 hours per week) may not be considered good candidates for the St. John Paul II internship. Student may not use current employment as an internship.
While all full-time on-campus students are expected to participate in the life of the on-campus community, the St. John Paull II Scholars are expected to be leaders in a particular way in on-campus life.
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.
The deadline to apply for the St. John Paul II Scholarship is January 24, 2022. The application for the fall 2022 academic year is now open. Apply here