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FJV Graduate Scholarships

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. If you are a graduate school looking to establish a partnership with JVC, please contact us at

  • The Brown School at Washington University

    The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis is committed to advancing social, economic, health, environmental and racial justice through transformational educational programs and the development of leaders in social work, public health and social policy. 


    In recognition of the service and shared commitment to social justice of Jesuit Volunteer Corps members, the Brown School has committed to awarding a $25,000 Service Corps Alumni Scholarship for up to five Jesuit Volunteer Corps Members or Alumni admitted to the following full-time degree programs: Master of Social Work, Master of Public Health, Master of Social Work/Master of Social Policy dual degree, and Master of Public Health/Master of Social Policy dual degree. 


    Additionally, the Brown School will provide application fee waivers for Master of Social Work and Master of Social Policy applicants.  Master of Public Health applicants are encouraged to request a fee waiver through SOPHAS, the centralized application system for public health.

  • Loyola University Maryland

    Application fee waivers are available to all Jesuit Volunteer Corps volunteers and FJVs seeking admission to Loyola University Maryland graduate programs. Applicants must check the box on the application (in the “Additional Information” section) indicating they are affiliated with JVC and upload a letter from JVC verifying their service. Applicants who do not already have a letter can contact the JVC at to request one. Once those two steps are completed, the graduation application fee will be automatically waived.

  • Spring Hill College (Online Programs)

    Spring Hill College is extending preferred tuition benefits (10% discount) to JVC alumni and their immediate family members to enroll in online programs. This collaboration supports learning experiences by providing access, resources and high academic standards while offering flexibility and affordability to the JVC family.

  • Saint Louis University - Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

    The School of Education invites you to learn how to become an agent of change on both public and private college or university campuses.  SLU’s Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration program develops social justice-oriented higher education professionals for leadership positions.   A scholarship of up to 100% tuition will be awarded to an alumni of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (FJV) each academic year. Questions and a letter verifying completion of the JVC program can be sent to  

  • John Carroll University

    Former Jesuit Volunteers will now receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship during each semester in which they are enrolled in an eligible master’s degree program. John Carroll offers many different graduate programs in both the Boler College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences – both online and on campus.

  • Emory University, Laney Graduate School, Master’s in Development Practice (MDP)

    The MPD program combines cross-disciplinary coursework and practical training focused on global development and humanitarian work. The application fee is waived for all FJVs. We offer at least one 30% tuition scholarship per year to qualified FJVs (renewable for a second year). Additional merit scholarships may be granted on a competitive basis. All MDP students receive summer field practicum funding. Please direct inquiries to:

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    Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

    Saint Meinrad’s Graduate Theology Program invites former JVs to pursue a Master of Arts (Theology) at a 25% discount; additional need-based scholarships are also available. Courses are available in weekday, weekend, intensive residency, and online formats. For more information, call (800) MEINRAD (634-6723), email, or check out their website.

  • Earn a Master of Arts in Theology at the University of Notre Dame while serving in a parish or school in one of the Echo partner dioceses located throughout the United States. Echo students benefit from a robust formation program that integrates their work, study, and life of faith to serve the Church and explore a career in ministry.

    Echo Program at Notre Dame

    The Echo Program offers a two-year tuition-free Master of Arts in Theology through Notre Dame’s Theology department in a post-graduate service-learning experience.

  • Catholic Theological Union

    FJVs are eligible for a 50% tuition scholarship on all Master's level graduate degree and certificate programs, including Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Justice Ministry, Hispanic Theology and Ministry, and Pastoral Studies.

  • St. Joseph's University

    All FJVs are eligible for a 20% tuition discount, with no application fee, on all Master's level graduate degree and certificate programs. There are more than 55 graduate programs to choose from including programs such as MBA, Finance, Education, Psychology, Marketing, Health Administration, and more!

  • Boston College School of Social Work

    JVC is proud to announce a new partnership with Boston College School of Social Work! Boston College School of Social Work will provide scholarships in the amount equal to $25,000 for up to 2 Former Jesuit Volunteers per year, renewable in subsequent years of the program up to 2 year(s). Additional FJVs admitted to the program may receive scholarships contingent on availability. No additional application is required for BCSSW scholarships. For questions, please email

  • Loyola Institute for Ministry at Loyola University New Orleans

    One full-tuition research assistant scholarship is available for an eligible FJV to pursue, on-campus in New Orleans, or fully online, the degree of Master of Pastoral Studies or Master of Religious Education. The scholarship recipient would be responsible for $400 in fees per course and working up to 5 hours a week as a research assistant. For questions or to apply for the FJV scholarship, please contact Tracey Lamont, Ph.D at

  • Saint Louis University's Chaifetz School of Business

    The Ignatian Service Fellowship includes a $20,000 scholarship to SLU's One-Year MBA program. Fellows will also earn up to $5,400 serving the St. Louis community through a graduate internship with the school’s Service Leadership Program or Habitat for Neighborhood Business. There is no fee to apply and fellowship applicants will be automatically considered for GMAT waivers. Apply by April 15 to start June 1. 

  • St. Clara Chapel where the congregation used to use for mass, vows, prayer. (2019).

    University of San Francisco M.A. in Catholic Educational Leadership

    The M.A. in Catholic Educational Leadership program prepares Catholic-school leaders to increase public awareness of Catholic schools' impact on communities, to conduct and disseminate research in Catholic education, to strengthen Catholic Schools' commitment to a faith that does justice, and to explore and develop innovative ways to support transformative Catholic education. Partial tuition scholarships are available for all FJVs.

  • Georgetown University alumni. (2015)

    Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service

    One admitted FJV per year will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship based on the merit of their application. The applicant will also be considered for additional funding!

  • 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. BGE offers biomedical master’s degree programs across many disciplines, structured with rigor and flexibility in mind to meet the needs of working professionals. In most programs, students attending full-time typically complete their degree requirements in one year.

  • Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

    50 - 100% tuition scholarship for all FJVs accepted to a JST Master's program.

  • 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.

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    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.

    LU CHOICE program offers full-tuition scholarships to get a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, work two years in a Catholic School, live in community and participate in a spiritual formation program (

    The Director for both of these programs is FJV Lee Hubbell (San Antonio 1986-88). For questions on the JVC Magis program or LU CHOICE program at Loyola Chicago, please contact Lee at 

  • 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 Ozanam Scholarship.

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

    Carnegie Mellon University

    All FJVs are eligible for a minimum scholarship of $7,000 per semester towards any full-time graduate degree program through CMU's Heinz College.

  • 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.

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    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

2022-23 Partnership Catalogue


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