Catholic Scholars Program

Your Faith Lights Up Your Life . . . Use it to Light Up Our World

Share your light! Be part of a meaningful college program that prepares you for leadership in your Church, community and world — a program only available at St. John’s.

As a St. John’s freshman, you can apply for our Catholic Scholars Program, offering $5,000 for each of your four years of study. Applicants demonstrate a commitment to living the Catholic Tradition through leadership and excellence.

As a Catholic Scholars recipient, you will be a part of a multi-disciplinary community of Catholic Leaders who join professors and Campus Ministers in monthly meetings, lectures, courses and prayer experiences that integrate faith, reason and service.

The energy of our diverse, metropolitan campus will enrich your education as you explore the richness of the Catholic Tradition and its role in your studies and your future as a faith-inspired leader.

As a Catholic Scholar, you will . . .

  • Integrate faith and leadership, inspiring fellow students throughout your college years.
  • Join a “living-learning” community with meetings, activities and leadership experiences to build your foundation of faith.
  • Participate in our Catholic and Vincentian leadership initiatives for each of your four years.
  • Have the option to participate in a special Study Abroad cohort focusing on Catholic leadership at our Rome, Italy campus.
  • Benefit from Campus Ministry, faculty and administrative mentors - and become a mentor yourself!
  • Take part in on- and off-campus colloquia on Catholic Social Teaching, social justice and faith formation.
  • Find meaningful ways to apply your faith-inspired leadership in your chosen field

How to Apply
This program is available to first-time freshmen entering St. John's University in the fall 2015 semester. You can apply online for our Catholic Scholars Program, offering $5,000 for each of your four years of study. Applicants demonstrate a commitment to living the Catholic Tradition through leadership and excellence. 

The application for the Catholic Scholars program is due February 6, 2015.

Return printed applications to:

St. John's University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Attn: Kerri Darcy

For more information about this scholarship or application questions, contact Kerri Darcy, darcyk@stjohns.edu. You can also download our Catholic Scholars Program Flyer to inform others of this opportunity.

As a body without a spirit is dead, so is faith without works.
- St. James 2:26