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Arrupe Scholarship

JST awards a number of Arrupe Scholarships to full-time lay students accepted into the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) program. Presidential scholars are awarded full tuition for three years, which is the duration of the M.Div. program. Applicants for the Presidential Scholarship should have experience or interest in working in poverty settings and with persons from different cultures. Presidential Scholars will be pastorally involved in such local settings (parishes, prisons, social agencies, etc.) during each year of the M.Div. program.

To apply for an Arrupe Scholarship:

  1. Required: Complete and submit the program application for the Master of Divinity program by the firm deadline of March 1
  2. Required: Download, complete, and submit the Arrupe Scholarship Application
  3. Suggested: Complete and submit the JST Scholarship Application and FAFSA. Doing so will allow for immediate consideration of scholarship if you are not selected as an Arrupe Scholar.

For more information about the Arrupe Scholarship, please contact Laura Nieto, Admissions and Scholarship Aid Specialist, by phone, (510) 549-5033, or by email,

Other Scholarship Resources

Explore this list of online scholarship resources to learn about outside resources available to graduate students.