Bishop Sullivan Scholarships

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

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

For application forms, letter of recommendation format, letter of intent format, call (816) 756-1850, ext 244.

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.

2014-2015 Scholarship Committee

Claude R. Sasso, Vice-Chancellor, Chair
Diana Rose, St. Therese Little Flower Parish
Diane Pickert, St. Gabriel Parish
Susan Doerr, St. John Francis Regis
Gail Monaco, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Scott McKellar, Acting Director Bishop Helmsing Institute
Secretary: Jerri Dowdy

For more information phone Jerri Dowdy at (816) 756-1850, ext.244.
Click here to apply for the scholarship.

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