Aquinas Scholars Program

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.

About the Progam

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) 

What's Included

Full Tuition for all Required Courses



Employment Opportunities

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 Saint Louis while a student at Aquinas. 

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 28, 2020, the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas.

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Why Aquinas Institute of Theology

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 resources of a large Jesuit research university. 


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