Aquinas Scholars

Program Overview

In the spirit of our patron, St. Thomas Aquinas, the Dominican saint and doctor of the church, Aquinas Institute of Theology is proud to offer the Aquinas Scholars Program. This program provides multiple full-tuition, merit-based scholarships for full-time, residential students in select masters programs. This program also provides a stipend for books and housing, as well as work-study opportunities.

Part of the world-wide Order of Preachers, Aquinas is a Catholic, Dominican-sponsored graduate school of theology and ministry in St. Louis, Missouri. We strive to follow in the footsteps of our founder, St. Dominic, who intentionally centered himself in the study of the Word of God and placed himself in the middle of the Church so as to reach out to others in all directions. 

Three degree programs options

The Aquinas Scholars Program provides full-tuition scholarship for new applicants to the following degree programs with a Fall 2020 start:

Master of Arts in Theology (MA) 

Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) 

Master of Divinity (MDiv) 

Eligibility and Requirements

Applicants for the Aquinas Scholars Program should demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, a strong record of service to Church-affiliated ministries, a commitment to future ministry in the church, and leadership capacity. 

Aquinas Scholars are required to study full-time, as defined by degree program, and live in St. Louis while a student at Aquinas. 

What the Program Includes

  • Full-tuition for all required courses in the respective degree program
  • Housing stipend
  • Books stipend
  • Work-study opportunities

Why Aquinas 

At the heart of all our programs is the unique Dominican approach to education that holds as its primary purpose a search for Veritas, the One who is Truth himself, Our Lord Jesus Christ, whom we seek to encounter in all of our programs, coursework and campus life, and whom we seek to share through our mission of evangelization, namely to be useful by preaching and teaching for the salvation of every person. Aquinas Institute of Theology provides students with a close-knit community and engagement with our 800-year-old Dominican heritage. Situated adjacent to the large and beautiful campus of Saint Louis University, students also have access to all the resources of a large Jesuit research university. 

How to apply

To be considered for the Aquinas Scholars Program, individuals must apply to their selected degree program for the Fall term by January 28th, the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Click here to begin your application! 

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