Beth Ford McNamee (Tanzania 2001-03) introduces the Solidarity on Tap speaker for the Philadelphia event.
Beth Ford McNamee (Tanzania 2001-03) introduces the Solidarity on Tap speaker for the Philadelphia event.


Our alumni had the courage to take on some of the world’s most difficult challenges as Jesuit Volunteers. In recognition of the integrity, faith, and unflinching resolve they brought to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, we are proud to offer the following resources to our Former Jesuit Volunteer community. Check back here often, as we are constantly looking for additional ways to serve our FJVs!

Graduate School Partnerships

Graduate schools across the country recognize the value of the unique experiences and skills that Jesuit Volunteers gain during their term of service. The following colleges and universities have generously partnered with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps to offer full or partial tuition scholarships to JVC alumni.

This list will continue to grow as we develop additional partnerships across all fields of study. Interested in initiating a partnership? Please contact Maria Gaughan at

  • West Coast JVC Orientation 2017

    Georgetown Biomedical Education

    We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Georgetown University! Former Jesuit Volunteers will now receive a 20% tuition scholarship during each semester in which they are enrolled in an eligible BGE master’s program. Biomedical Graduate Education has 19 different 1-year Master's programs (in-person and online) including an M.A. in Catholic Clinical Ethics, M.S. Biotechnology, M.S. Complementary & Alternative Medicine, M.S. Biochemistry, M.S. Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy, and many more!

  • JV alumna from University of Pittsburgh (2015).

    University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

    Eligibility for a special tuition scholarship, minimum $5,000 per year, renewable for a second year. Up to five people can receive this scholarship each year, on a competitive basis. The actual award amount may be greater; $5,000 is the minimum. For a waived application fee, please contact prior to applying.

  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies

    The Middlebury Institute educates professionals to advance understanding, promote peace, and drive change in pursuit of a more just world. Our graduates have meaningful careers in international affairs, international security, trade and diplomacy, environmental policy. The Middlebury Institute offers guaranteed 25% scholarships (worth over $10,000 annually for a two year program) to Jesuit Volunteer Corps alumni to attend any of its master's degree programs.

  • Jesuit Volunteers assist during commissioning mass at Orientation 2018

    Loyola University Chicago

    Full-tuition scholarship for FJVs to earn a Master of Social Work, Pastoral Studies, Divinity, Social Justice, or Spirituality through the Magis Program.

  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

    75% tuition scholarships are available to qualified applicants who have participated in a CVN member program (which JVC is a member). Additional opportunities for full tuition scholarships are also available. 

  • Marquette University alumni: Megan Andresen, Boston (Henri Nouwen House) and Gina DiVittorio, Newark (Casa Oscar Romero) show some school pride. (2017)

    Marquette University

    Full-tuition scholarship for FJVs to earn a Master of Business Administration, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Communication, Corporate Communication, Economics, Educational Policy and Foundations, English, History, Human Resources, International Affairs, Social and Applied Philosophy, Political Science, Public Service, Spanish, or Theology through the Trinity Fellows Program.

  • Jesuit Volunteers Nicholas Teetsov, Hannah Cushing and Cecelia Forberg show some DePaul University pride as alumni from the institution. (2017)

    DePaul University

    Full-tuition scholarship for FJVs to earn any Master’s degree through the Oznam Scholarship.

  • A collage of social justice issues that are important to the Jesuit Volunteer community of . (2014)

    Carnegie Mellon University

    $6,000 scholarship for FJVs to study graduate-level Information Systems or Public Policy through the Heinz College School of Public Policy.

  • AnneMarie Marconi, Corina Minden-Birkenmaier, Aly Ferrante, Cesca Wolos-Fonteno and MaryKate Glenn of Fordham University. (2017)

    Fordham University

    Full-tuition scholarship for FJVs to earn a Master of International Political Economy and Development through the Arrupe Fellowship.

  • Santa Clara University alumni Zipporah Ridley, Syracuse (Berrigan House) , Yi Kang, Newark (Casa Oscar Romero), Meghan Daly, Syracuse (Berrigan House), Hannah Ravi, Nashville (Bishop Durik House)

    Santa Clara University

    25% tuition discount for FJVs to earn an M.A. in Pastoral Ministries

  • Photo contest entry 2016

    Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary

    50% tuition discount for FJVs to earn a Master of Theological Studies, Master of Divinity, M.A. in Ministry, M.A. in liturgical music, or Master of Theology

  • Georgetown University alumni. (2015)

    Georgetown University

    15% tuition discount for FJVs in any Master of Professional Studies, Executive Master of Professional Studies, and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies programs through the School of Continuing Studies.

  • JVC planned and organized an alternative spring break service trips in Detroit for students from the University of Michigan and Georgetown this past spring. U.S. Congressman Hansen Clarke, a Georgetown University alumnus, met the Georgetown students at Capuchin Soup Kitchen to serve meals. 

This was the pilot year JVC’s alternative spring break program. It is an effort to use JVC’s knowledge, experience, and relationships in Detroit to expand opportunities for young adults to experience faith-based direct service, advocacy, and work for social justice in a safe and exploratory way. (2012)

    Georgetown University

    $3,000 minimum scholarship per year for Former Jesuit Volunteers to earn a Master in Public Policy, Master in International Development Policy, Master in Policy Management, or Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy through the McCourt School of Public Policy.

  • JV Catholic University of America Alum. (2011)

    Catholic University of America

    Partial tuition discount for FJVs to earn an MA in Integral Economic Development Management or Policy through the Graduate Program in Integral Economic Development.

  • Patrick Fisher, Baltimore (Clare Furay House). (20117)

    University of St. Thomas

    20% renewable three-year scholarship for FJVs to earn a J.D. through the School of Law Dean's Service Scholarship.

  • UPenn JV alumni. (2011)

    University of Pennsylvania

    $8,000 minimum scholarship per year for Former Jesuit Volunteers to earn a Master of Public Administration or Executive Master of Public Administration through the Fels Institute of Government.

  • Megan Smith (Cleveland 2016).

    Canisius College

    20% tuition discount for FJVs to earn any graduate degree

  • Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

    50% tuition scholarship for all FJVs accepted to a JST master's program

Networking and Community-Building

To learn more about opportunities to participate in FJV events, connect regularly with JVC and alumni, and support Jesuit Volunteers, head over to our Stay Involved page.

We also recommend you check out additional resources available via our partners, Catholic Volunteer Network and Ignatian Solidarity Network.


Get connected with thousands of Former Jesuit Volunteers (FJVs) who have gone on to build a more just and hopeful world in their careers, families, and communities.

Edwin and Emily spend time reflecting on their personal mission statements on the ReO day of ReO/DisO. (2014)