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Graduate Program inPastoral Ministries

   

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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, The Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Ministry Fellowship, The Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Scholarship for Lay Pastoral Ministlry, or Federal Financial Aid in the form of loans.
 
*International students are not eligible to receive financial aid except for ministry scholarships with certified ministry within California.
 
Financial aid scholarships are annual awards.
Students must reapply each academic year.

  • Ministry Scholarship, GPPM Scholarship, The Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Ministry Fellowship, and The Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Scholarship for Lay Pastoral Ministry do not require students to file a FAFSA for eligibility. The Scholarships are detailed below.
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 email onestop@scu.edu
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 2019-2020(pdf) and Certification of Ministry Form (pdf). This is an annual scholarship and students must apply each academic year.
 
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  to be considered for a Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries scholarship. For those applicants in active ministry please also complete the Ministry Scholarship Application 2019-2020 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

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 . This is an annual scholarship and students must apply each academic year.

upporting 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  to be considered for a Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries scholarship. For those applicants in active ministry please also complete the Ministry Scholarship Application 2019-2020 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

 
Purpose:

The Rev. Francis L. Markey Women in Minisltry Fellowships provides financial assistance for women who demonstrate financial need 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 dioceses where the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries has a presence
  • Enrolled or recently accepted in the GPPM
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Application including all supporting documentation must be submitted by August 15, 2019
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 August 15, 2019:
  • A Personal Statement addressing the following points:
    • 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
  • Completed
  • 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  to be considered for a Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries scholarship. For those applicants in active ministry please also complete the Ministry Scholarship Application 2019-2020 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

Purpose:

The Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Scholarship for Lay Pastoral Ministry provides financial assistance for a lay minister who demonstrate financial need in parish or diocesan ministry who is 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 the Diocese of San José
  • Enrolled or recently accepted in the GPPM
  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Application including all supporting documentation must be submitted by August 15, 2019
Requirements of those selected as Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Scholars:
  • Maintain academic progress toward the degree as a student in good standing
To Apply please submit the following to the GPPM office by August 15, 2019:
  • A Personal Statement addressing the following points:
    • The importance of lay pastoral ministry
    • The specific contributions you have and/or are prepared to make to your diocese
    • The difference this Scholarship will make for you in pursuing the Master’s degree
    • Anything else you would like the committee to know about yourself
  • Completed GPPM Financial Aid Application
  • A letter from the Bishop of the diocese in which you live or work supporting your application for The Bishop Patrick J. McGrath Scholarship
  • 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  to be considered for a Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries scholarship. For those applicants in active ministry please also complete the Ministry Scholarship Application 2019-2020 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

Purpose:

The Cirone and Deck Family Scholarship is to provide financial assistance for women in parish ministry who are enrolled to obtain an M.A. Degree in the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries at Santa Clara University. Grants will vary in size with primary preference for books, travel or other related expense to enhance the education of women in the GPPM.

Application Requirements:

  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need to be eligible for assistance.
  • To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be enrolled in the GPPM with degree-seeking status.
  • The candidate for scholarship must be currently involved in or plan to participate in parish ministry.

Requirements of those selected as recipients of The Cirone and Deck Family Scholarship:

  • Provide annual letters of appreciation to the Scholarship donors
  • Attend events arranged by the GPPM with the donors and other Fellowship recipients (e.g., lunch or dinner)
  • Maintain academic progress toward the degree as a student in good standing

To apply please sumbit the following to the GPPM office by August 15, 2019

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  to be considered for a Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries scholarship. For those applicants in active ministry please also complete the Ministry Scholarship Application 2019-2020 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