Bishop Sullivan Ministry Scholarship Fund

The Bishop Sullivan Ministry Scholarship Fund assists in the ongoing education and formation of ministers in the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

As a partner in ministry or a person seeking to prepare for ministry within the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, you are eligible to apply for a grant from the Bishop Sullivan Scholarship Fund.

Grant monies are available for:

  • Graduate degree programs in Theology, Pastoral Ministry or related fields
  • Post-Graduate course work in ministry-related disciplines from an accredited institution
  • Institutes related to a specific area of ministry
  • Bishop Helmsing Institute students (three-year program)
  • Infrequent diocesan training beyond the means of a parish or individual
  • Awards will range from $200–$1,000 with the amount to be determined by the Scholarship committee.

We are looking for people who are:

  • Involved in ministry at the parish or Catholic school
  • Active in ministry leadership and development
  • Dedicated to serving the Church Community
  • Committed to ongoing formation and training for ministry

2016-17 Scholarship Committee

  • Claude Sasso, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor Evangelization and Catechesis
  • Diana Rose, St. Therese Little Flower, Kansas City, MO
  • Diane Pickert, St. Gabriel, Kansas City, MO
  • Gail Monaco, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, MO
  • Susan Duerr, St. John Francis Regis, Kansas City, MO,
  • Scott Mc Kellar, Associate Director, Bishop Helmsing Institute

Notes:

Monies will be sent directly to the sponsoring institution.  Scholarships apply only to ministerial training and formation, excluding undergraduate studies.  Individuals may receive one scholarship in any 12-month period.

For application forms, letter of recommendation format, letter of intent format contact Jerri Dowdy at (816) 756-1850, ext.244.

©2017 Diocese of Kansas City–St. Joseph

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