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Tolton Scholarship

Scholarship Facts:

Who can apply?
Black Catholic men and women residing in Chicago Archdiocese currently working in ministry who need further professional preparation

What does the scholarship cover?
100% tuition for entire course of study

What degrees are offered? 
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry

Application deadline:
March 1

Please click here to download application. 

Current Scholar Ministries:

Diocesan Directors, Chaplains, Spiritual Directors, Pastoral Associates, DREs, Campus Ministers, Prison Ministers, Youth/Young Adult Ministers, Educators in Catholic High Schools, Retreat Ministers

Scholar Comments

"Through the Tolton Program I have come to realize that every that God has given me, may be a gift or blessing to someone else, while my weaknesses may be opportunities for others to utilize their God given gifts and talents to help me."   - Anthony Irvin, current scholar

"As a Tolton Scholar, I have been exposed to new avenues of ministry. I am thankful to the Tolton Formation directors who persuaded me to search within myself to discover who I am and what I wanted to do."   - Carol Smith, graduate

"I have a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunity and blessing of being a part of such an extraordinary program. This is a much needed program not only to our diocese but throughout the entire church."    -  Mary Norfleet Johnson, graduate