St. Gregory’s announces new Pastoral Scholarship Program and Increased Catholic Grant
In an effort to make a Catholic higher education more financially accessible for Oklahoma families, St. Gregory's University has announced a new Pastoral Scholarship Program, which will provide 50 fully funded, four year financial aid packages to students nominated by their parish priest. St. Gregory's has also tripled its longstanding Catholic grant and is maintaining tuition costs and fees for the third straight year.
To be nominated for a Pastoral Scholarship, prospective Catholic students should contact their parish pastor, who may nominate up to two parishioners for this needs-based, renewable scholarship.
"As Oklahoma's only Catholic college, we are deeply committed to extending a Benedictine welcome to more students who may be successful here, regardless of family means," D. Gregory Main, president of St. Gregory's University, said. "This new program is part of our ongoing initiative is to reach out to students who may not otherwise be able to attend college, or a Catholic university, without this assistance."
Additionally, starting this fall, every Catholic student from an Oklahoma parish who attends St. Gregory's will now receive a scholarship of $3,000 per year. In previous years, the scholarship has been for $1,000 per year.
"We were pleased to be able to increase this scholarship three-fold thanks to the generous giving of families across the state, who have responded generously to the appeals of the Monks at Sunday Masses," Main said.
The University has also announced that it will not raise tuition costs again this year. This is the third year in a row St. Gregory's has not had a tuition increase, making the University an increasingly good value for a Catholic higher education.
Students nominated for the Pastoral Scholarship must apply and be accepted by St. Gregory's and complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). University staff will work closely with the nominated student to determine federal and state aid and other available grant funds. The appropriate level of family contribution and student employment will also be considered. If awarded, the Pastoral Scholarship will provide the difference between the sum of these amounts and the total student budget for tuition, fees, books, room, board and transportation costs. Priority will be given to nominations received by April 15th.
For more information regarding any of the scholarship programs, or for more information on how to get enrolled, contact William Kuehl at (405) 878-5161, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stgregorys.edu.