The Catholic Scholar's Program is sponsored by the Christ the Teacher Institute, a division within the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University. The program is open to entering or returning Roman Catholic students at Northwestern University. Catholic Scholars enter into a program that integrates academic study, spiritual growth, service, and leadership. Scholars agree to take on additional seminars that lay a foundation for Catholic theology, become leaders at Sheil or on campus, participate in retreats and spiritual direction, and engage in service with theological reflection.
-Maintain a GPA of 2.8
-Four core seminars in theology, liturgy, morality, and scripture plus two (2) other elective seminars (or equivalent in NU courses as determined by the director) chosen from the other disciplines
-Participation in theological reflection at the end of each quarter, designed to help the student integrate his or her faith and learning into the overall life experience as a Northwestern student and a Catholic young adult
-Regular participation in SCC prayer, liturgy, and activities
-Personal spiritual direction
-Participation in at least one retreat or small faith group each year (30 hours of retreat/prayer experience)
-Participation in a Sheil Alternative spring break immersion trip and at least three (3) additional service opportunities
-Take on a leadership role in any Sheil ministry for at least two (2) years
-Complete of a final integrative paper in the last year
-All Catholic scholars are encouraged to take at least one course in the Catholic studies program during their undergraduate years, although this is not a strict requirement
For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.