Rev. William J. Barber II, D. Min.

Catholic Scholarships

You know what a powerful intellectual and social resource our Catholic schools are — for America and the world.

Catholic and Vincentian, St. John’s University exemplifies this tradition, offering students an acclaimed education that builds the knowledge, skills and confidence to become ethical leaders for our global society. To further develop our commitment to preparing Catholic students for ethical leadership, St. John's offers Catholic scholarship opportunities. 

Catholic School Scholarship
Created in response to a recommendation from the Advisory Board of the University's Institute for Catholic Schools (ICS), this scholarship provides an annual award of $2,500, for a maximum award of $10,000 over four years of undergraduate study and is automatically awarded to incoming freshmen who will be graduating from a Catholic high school and entering St. John’s in the fall of 2020. See more details »

Catholic Scholars Program
Catholic Scholars take part in a four-year developmental program that translates faith into action. Prospective freshmen apply for this scholarship, and if chosen will receive a grant of $5,000 per year which will be awarded for four years of study.  Students will commit themselves to faith-based leadership training, service and prayer, and formation of a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader inspired by the Catholic tradition. Catholic Scholars assume important leadership roles within the community of faith and service at St. John's University in preparation for becoming faith-inspired Catholic leaders for life. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING EXCLUSIONS: Students entering a house of discernment sponsored by a diocese or religious community, or a college seminary or religious community formation program are ineligible to participate in the Catholic Scholars Program at St. John’s University. The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 entering students is January 15, 2020. Access application.  See more details »

Catholic School Educator Grant
As part of our mission as a Catholic university, St. John’s awards a 40-percent tuition reduction to full-time teachers and administrators in Catholic schools for one master’s degree, one advanced certificate or one doctoral degree. See more details »

Contact Information

Queens CampusStaten Island CampusManhattan CampusLong Island Graduate Center

Jonathan Weiss
Assistant Director of Admission
St. Vincent Hall
(718) 990- 5732
[email protected]

Rosette Marie Allegretti, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean
Flynn Hall, 102
718-390-4130
[email protected]
Steven M Neier
Coordinator School of Education
101 Astor Place, Room 248B
212-277-5122
[email protected]
Anthony J Annunziato
Associate Professor
La Salle Hall
631-218-7775
[email protected]

Additional Information

As a Catholic university, we support families who are committed to a Catholic education. St. John’s University has created a Catholic School Scholarship which provides an annual award of $2,500, for a maximum award of $10,000 over four years of undergraduate study.

This scholarship, created in response to a recommendation from the Advisory Board of the university's Institute for Catholic Schools (ICS), is automatically awarded to incoming freshmen who will be graduating from a Catholic high school and entering St. John’s in the fall. Additional eligibility requirements are listed here.

Eligible applicants:

  • Must be graduating from a Catholic high school by June 2020
  • Are automatically awarded this scholarship upon freshman admission for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Are first-time freshmen who will be entering St. John’s University beginning with the fall 2020 semester
  • Must be full-time students (minimum of 12 credits per semester)
  • Awarded for up to four years of undergraduate study; students enrolled in our five-year, joint degree programs will not be eligible for this award once they begin their graduate study
  • Award will be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study as long as recipient remains in good academic standing
  • Receive a maximum award of $2,500 per year
  • Please note the FAFSA becomes available on October 1 and you are encouraged to submit by December 15 using our school code 002823. 

Incoming freshmen who are interested in this scholarship are asked to submit the FAFSA by December 15. Students may also be eligible for additional need-based and/or academic scholarships.

How to Apply

There is no application for the Catholic School Scholarship. Eligible first-time freshmen will automatically receive the minimum award. Apply to St. John's today!

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 ApplyThe deadline to apply for Fall 2020 entering students is January 15, 2020. Access application.

Students who apply for both the Ozanam and Catholic Scholars cannot be selected for both and must express their preference during their scholarship interview process. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING EXCLUSIONS: Students entering a house of discernment sponsored by a diocese or religious community, or a college seminary or religious community formation program are ineligible to participate in the Catholic Scholars Program at St. John’s University.

This program is available to first-time freshmen entering St. John's University in the fall 2020 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. All students must apply for FAFSA by December 15, 2019 in order to be considered.

For more information about this scholarship or application questions, contact Kerri Darcy, [email protected].

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

Description
As part of our mission as a Catholic university, St. John’s awards a 40-percent tuition reduction to full-time teachers and administrators in Catholic schools for one master’s degree, one advanced certificate or one doctoral degree.
 
Requirements for Consideration
You must be a full-time teacher or administrator within a Catholic school.  In order to fulfill proof of employment requirements, recipients must submit one form of proof of employment each academic year to the Financial Aid Office, attn: Maryanne Twomey, Director Student Financial Services:

  • Letter from immediate supervisor on original school letterhead to confirm student’s employment for fall and spring enrollment as either a full time teacher or administrator

OR

  • Copy of current employment contract indicating student is a full time teacher or administrator signed by all parties and dated.

How to Apply
Download the application and submit your application along with all other necessary materials.  If accepted into the University, you must complete a written form each semester and submit it to the Office of Student Financial Services.
 
Deadline
There is no deadline for this program.
 
The Graduate Division of The School of Education at St. John’s University offers courses at the following locations.  For additional information, please contact:
 
Queens Campus
The School of Education
8000 Utopia Parkway
Sullivan Hall 
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-2304
[email protected] 
 
Staten Island Campus
Rosette Marie Allegretti, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean
School of Education - Staten Island
Flynn Hall, 102
[email protected]
718-390-4130

Manhattan Campus
The School of Education
101 Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 277-5122
 
Oakdale Campus
Anthony J Annunziato
Associate Professor
La Salle Hall
631-218-7775
[email protected]

 

 

St. John's has a special commitment to preparing Catholic students for ethical leadership. Our Catholic Student Scholarship offers a limited number of awards (based on availability) to college-bound Catholic students regardless of the secondary school they attend, this includes non-Catholic high school institutions, who enroll at St. John's University the semester following high school. The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 entering students is January 15, 2020. Access application.