Santa Clara University

Graduate Progam in Pastoral Ministries

Scholarships and Financial Aid

GPPM Sources of Financial Aid

The types of aid available to our graduate students include the Ministry Scholarship, Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (GPPM) Scholarship, Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Ministry Fellowship, or Federal Financial Aid in the form of loans.

International students are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Financial aid scholarships are annual awards. Students must reapply each academic year.
  • Ministry Scholarship, GPPM Scholarships, and the Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Ministry Fellowship do not require students to file a FAFSA for eligibility. The Scholarships are detailed below.
Federal Financial Aid Resources
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a financial assessment tool that aids in assessing financial need. Any student interested in obtaining federal loans is required to file a FAFSA. For specific questions regarding Federal Loans or FAFSA information, please contact 408-551-1000 or onestop@scu.edu

Ministry Scholarship
This scholarship is for those individuals active in some type of ministry (i.e., Eucharistic Ministry, Youth Ministry, Catechetical Ministry, etc.) and awards a 25% tuition scholarship. To apply, complete the online Ministry Scholarship Application and Ministry Certification form (pdf).  This is an annual scholarship and students must apply each academic year.

GPPM Scholarship
GPPM scholarships are awarded by the GPPM office to currently enrolled and newly accepted students according to need. Scholarship amounts typically range from 25% to 50% of annual tuition costs, and are based on need. The FAFSA is not required to be considered for a GPPM scholarship. To apply, complete the online GPPM Financial Aid Application. This is an annual scholarship and students must apply each academic year.

Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Ministry Fellowship
Purpose:
Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Minisltry Fellowships provide financial assistance for women in parish or diocesan ministry who are enrolled in the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (GPPM) to obtain a graduate degree.

Application Requirements:
  • Currently be working or have demonstrated intent to work in parish or diocesan ministry in either the Diocese of San José or the Diocese of Monterey
  • Enrolled or recently accepted in the GPPM
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Application including all supporting documentation must be submitted by July 1, 2015
Requirements of those selected as Markey Fellows:
  • Provide annual letters of appreciation to the Fellowship donor(s)
  • Attend events arranged by the GPPM with the donor(s) and other Fellowship recipients (e.g. lunch or dinner)
  • Maintain academic progress toward the degree as a student in good standing
To Apply please submit the following to the GPPM office by July 1, 2015:
  • The importance of women in ministry
  • The specific contributions you have and/or are prepared to make to your diocese
  • The difference this Fellowship will make for you in pursuing the Master’s degree
  • Anything else you would like the committee to know about yourself
  • A letter from the Bishop of the diocese in which you live or work supporting your application for a Markey Fellowship
  • Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your ministry
  • A résumé of your ministry including your volunteer work

Supporting documentation may be mailed to:

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Kenna Hall, 323
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0337

Supporting documentation may be faxed to:
(408) 554-7830

Financial Aid applicants must:

Complete and submit your online 2015-2016 Financial Aid Application to be considered for a Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries scholarship. For those applicants in active ministry please also complete the Ministry Scholarship Application to be
considered for the Ministry Scholarship. Please submit all required supporting documentation to:

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Kenna Hall, 323
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0337

(408) 554-4831
fax (408) 554-7830
pastoralministries@scu.edu

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