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.

Requirements

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 January by the John Paul II Scholars committee of the Augustine Institute:

  • Christopher O. Blum, Ph.D., Professor of History & Philosophy and Academic Dean
  • Douglas Bushman, S.T.L., The Saint John Paul II Chair of Theology for the New Evangelization
  • Edward Sri, S.T.D., Professor of Sacred Theology & Vice President for Mission

The Augustine Institute plans to name four John Paul II scholars for the entering class of next August. The scholarships are guaranteed to renew so long as satisfactory progress toward the degree is maintained (3.0 cumulative GPA).

Application Open: All application materials for the John Paul II scholarship should be received by December 3, 2017.

Blessed 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.

Scholarship Open: All application materials for the Newman and Brebeuf scholarships should be received by February 22, 2018.

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