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Announcing the 4th Annual St. John Paul II Scholarship Competition

The Augustine Institute’s Graduate School of Theology is pleased to announce its annual scholarship competition, which invites applications from Catholic men and women who wish to answer the call to serve the New Evangelization as bearers of wisdom and mercy.

Each year, the Institute names four John Paul II Scholars, who receive a full-tuition scholarship to study the life-giving doctrine of the faith at the Augustine Institute’s campus in Denver, Colorado. John Paul II Scholars are also offered the opportunity to serve a Denver-area parish, school, or apostolate through an internship that carries a modest stipend.

The current John Paul II Scholars spoke with one voice when explaining their decision to study at the Augustine Institute: the attraction was the opportunity to gain practical ministry training while drinking deeply from the sources of the faith.

“The best thing about the Augustine Institute,” said one, “is that I get practical ministry training in addition to comprehensive theological formation. This semester, I get to work with Chris Stefanick at Real Life Catholic!”

John Paul II Scholars belong to a vibrant academic community that includes dozens of other graduate students from around the United States, many of whom choose to pursue the Master of Arts in Leadership for the New Evangelization, a degree-program with a required internship component. This year, Augustine Institute students are working on the front-lines of the New Evangelization throughout greater Denver, from campus ministry as a major secular university and faith-formation teaching at area parishes and schools, to serving the poor with the Christ in the City Missionaries downtown.

The St. John Paul II award is bestowed on those students who demonstrate themselves to be devout servants of Christ and His Church and who show significant potential as leaders in the New Evangelization. Finalists will be invited to interview in Denver on January 12, 2016, and runners-up for the award are regularly offered partial scholarships.

With a degree from the Augustine Institute, graduates are prepared to make a lasting contribution to the New Evangelization by joining over three hundred alumni around the United States who are serving in parishes, schools, hospitals, dioceses, apostolates, and in many other venues where the light of the Gospel is desperately needed.