Scholarships

Catholic Teacher Discount

Saint John’s Seminary offers a 50% tuition remission for eligible teachers in Catholic schools. For more information, please contact the director of the program that interests you.

Additionally, the Archdiocese of Boston has established the Promise for Tomorrow Scholarship Fund, from the generosity of donors in the Boston area, to benefit those serving the Church in the Archdiocese of Boston in parishes or other ministries. These scholarships assist Theological Institute degree students in need of financial assistance.

Promise for Tomorrow Scholarships

In addition to need-based aid, the Promise for Tomorrow Scholarship Fund offers two merit-based scholarships. The Promise for Tomorrow Fund awards these two scholarships once a year. These scholarships are:

“Outstanding Lay Service Scholarship” (for the Master of Arts in Ministry degree).

”New Evangelization Scholarship” (for the Master of Theological Studies for the New Evangelization degree).

Please contact the relevant program director if you are interested in applying for a merit-based scholarship.

For more information on the Promise for Tomorrow scholarships, please download the printable information form in the documents section below.

To apply for Promise for Tomorrow scholarships, please download the application in the documents section below.

Applicants must also submit a paper copy of their FAFSA and a recommendation from his/her pastor (or head of a Catholic shrine or campus ministry). A student can use the same parish recommendation submitted with his/her original degree application, but every student should seek permission from his/her pastor to allow the Theological Institute to use his recommendation for Promise for Tomorrow Scholarship consideration. Pastors may contact ellen.oesterle@sjs.edu to grant permission for students to use their degree application recommendations for scholarship application consideration. FAFSA information and recommendation forms are in the documents below.

RE-APPLICATIONS:

The Promise for Tomorrow Scholarship Fund does not automatically renew need-based or merit-based scholarships. Students must reapply annually on or before the February 1 deadline. To do so, students should complete the reapplication form and submit their reapplication to the Promise for Tomorrow Scholarship Fund along with their original scholarship essay, current transcript, original parish recommendation, and updated FAFSA. Students must also grant the Theological Institute (through e-mail to ellen.oesterle@sjs.edu) permission to copy their application materials for scholarship consideration.

Necessary forms are in the documents section below.

The Promise for Tomorrow Scholarship Fund may award fewer scholarships for the second deadline.

PFT Governing Principles

PFT Initial Application

PFT Re-application

PFT Recommendation Form