Educational Partners

Georgian Court University: GCU now offers a Mercy Spirituality Online GCU Certificate. The fee for this program is now $300 a course as GCU’s contribution to the Mercy Community. The application can be viewed here.

Boston College: Boston College offers graduate degrees in the School of Theology and Ministry at a discount of 75% for individuals who have completed a volunteer year.  The program incorporates the theology learned in classrooms intertwined with the students’ personal faith journey. Scholarships are also available. For more information please visit: www.bc.edu/stm or email your MVC Community Coordinator for an informational packet!

Canisus College: Canisius College offers every accepted graduate student, who completed a year of service, a 20% tuition discount. The Jesuit Mission Grant is available to any student who: has completed a full year of full time service, in an established volunteer service organization; approval of length of service and organization will be determined by Canisius College; students must be accepted into a graduate program of study at Canisius. If you would like to request more information or the application materials, you can contact Canisius College Graduate Admissions at: gradadm@canisius.edu.

Fordham University: All CVN alums who are admitted to one of Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRE) programs receive a 40% tuition reduction. For more information about their programs and how to apply, visit fordham.edu/gre, email GREadmit@fordham.edu, or call 718-817-4800.

Villanova University: The Campus Ministry Graduate Internship trains young adults to serve the Church through a rigorous and integrated program of theological and ministerial education and formation. It combines a masters degree in Theology (or another discipline) with a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry. Our Campus Ministry Interns (CMIs) live in first-year or second-year residence halls and develop opportunities for undergraduate students to grow holistically through participation in liturgy, service, social justice work, retreats and shared reflection. Benefits include full tuition reimbursement, a stipend, and housing in a residence hall. For more information about benefits or to apply please visit their information page. Questions can be emailed to John Edwards, Director of the pastoral ministry program: john.p.edwards@villanova.edu. The application deadline for 2017-2018 is February 1, 2017. 

University of Dayton: Graduate Assistantships are available. This two year program allows graduate students to gain campus ministry experience (20 hours/week) while pursuing a Master of Theology or Pastoral Ministry. Four Campus Ministry positions are available within Residence Life Ministry and Liturgy. GAs build faith community and offer undergraduates the opportunity to grow personally and spiritually through planning engaging spiritual programs rooted in faith, directing retreats, planning worship services, coordinating faith formation, and providing pastoral support. Tuition, stipend, and housing are provided. Download an application on our website or direct inquiries to Kelly Adamson at 937.229.2574.  Applications are due February 1.

University of St. Thomas: The University of St. Thomas School of Law offers a guaranteed 20% renewable three-year scholarship to any admitted applicant to their law school who has completed or is scheduled to complete a service commitment with a volunteer program. Service scholars are also eligible for additional dean’s scholarship awards ranging from 20% to 80%. No additional scholarship application is required for the Service Scholarship award, but an applicant must include with his or her application a statement of service indicating his or her service period. For more information please visit: www.stthomas.edu/law.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine: All Mercy Volunteer Corps alumni are associates of a Saint Joseph’s College education partner; you receive an application fee waiver and a 10% discount on tuition.

University of Notre Dame: Master’s in Peace Studies: The Kroc Institute for Peace Studies accepts approximately 20 students per year from around the globe. It is part of their mission to fully fund each student they accept with tuition and a living stipend.

Marquette University: Trinity Fellow Program: A graduate fellowship program dedicated to developing urban leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. Fellows participate in a 21-month study/work program while earning a master’s degree in one of fourteen fields of study.

Catholic Volunteer Network: As members of CVN, all MVC alumni are able to utilize the discounts provided to CVN programs. A complete list of graduate study programs that offer discounts and educational opportunities to alumni of service programs can be found on Catholic Volunteer Network’s website.