Scholarships


Archbishop's Scholarship for Leadership in Catholic Education
Blessed Marie Blondin Scholarship
Fr. Zsigmond Scholarship
Formation for Lay Ministry Scholarship


Archbishop's Scholarship for Leadership in Catholic Education

The Archbishop’s Scholarship for Leadership in Catholic Education has been set up by the Archdiocese and Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) to foster the pursuit of Catholic higher education for teachers within CISVA schools who have demonstrated or have the potential for leadership within CISVA.

The Scholarship is open to all TRB certified teachers at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, as well as Education Assistants, Principals, and Vice-Principals. This includes Congregational schools as well.

Scholarship

The Archbishop’s Scholarship will reimburse successful applicants their tuition fees, currently $1,110 per course, upon completion of each of three designated courses: Foundations of Theology (THEO 501), Christian Morality (THEO 530), and Introduction to Scripture (SCRI 505), known as the Catholic Core.

Application

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Upon completing this application, your information will be sent to CISVA for scholarship approval. If you receive the scholarship, St. Mark's will contact you with course registration information.

CISVA FAQ

Frequently asked questions from CISVA applicants can be found on the CISVA scholarship webpage.

Blessed Marie Blondin Scholarship

In keeping with the spirit of the Sisters of Saint Ann, this award is intended to provide financial assistance to a deserving laywoman pursuing education for service in the Catholic Church through various kinds of ministries such as: religious education, pastoral work, liturgy, social justice and social action. Interested applicants pursuing programs promoting healing, holistic living, healthy lifestyle and employment training are also eligible to apply. Candidate must be able to demonstrate financial need.

Scholarship Amount

$1000.00

Application

Interested applicants must submit the following:

1. An essay of at least 250 words describing your interest and experience in service in the Catholic Church and/ or your interest and experience in promoting healing, holistic living, healthy lifestyle and employment training.

2. A reference letter from a supervisor or community leader confirming your participation in service in the Catholic Church and/ or your experience in promoting healing, holistic living, healthy lifestyle and employment training. This referee must submit a confidential reference letter to the College via email at [email protected].


Deadline

The deadline for applications is April 30.

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Fr. Zsigmond Scholarship

In memory of Father Albert Zsigmond (1919-1991), St. Mark’s Parish sponsors scholarships for programs leading to a Master’s degree offered by St. Mark’s College.

Father Zsigmond came to Vancouver from Hungary in 1950 and welcomed many Hungarian refugees after the uprising in 1958. In 1967 he organized the Parish of St. Ignatius of Antioch, now St. Mark's Parish. For 23 years he celebrated Mass for the Parish on Sunday in the Church owned by St Anselm’s Anglican Parish on the University Endowment Lands. His spiritual direction and homilies drew a large following from Greater Vancouver. A Scripture scholar, he taught for many years at the Vancouver School of Theology.

Scholarship

Three Father Zsigmond Scholarships of $1,000.00 (tuition) will be available for all St. Mark’s College graduate degree students. This $1000 will be used as a tuition remission for the academic year.

Application

Interested applicants must submit the following:

1. Letter of intention – application for the scholarship

This letter should describe the reason you are applying for the scholarship and your future goals in regards to the degree program you are working towards.

2. Letter of recommendation from your school Principal or your Pastor.

Note: Students who have received this scholarship within the last two years are ineligible for the scholarship for the current year.

All applications must be sent to [email protected]

Deadline

The deadline for applications is April 30.

Formation for Lay Ministry Scholarship

The Formation for Lay Ministry Scholarship supports the ongoing formation of people serving in a variety of parish and non-parish ministries within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver (RCAV). Examples of ministry involvement could include RCIA, PREP, Youth Ministry, marriage preparation, catechesis, faith sharing, prison ministry, social justice ministry, etc.

This scholarship has been made possible through a partnership between St. Mark's College and the Archdiocese of Vancouver, thanks to a generous donation from the RCAV.

This scholarship covers the full tuition fees for up to three foundational graduate level courses:
  • THEO 501: Foundations of Theology
  • SCRI 505: Introduction to Scripture
  • THEO 525: Theology of Ministry OR THEO 530: Christian Morality.
These courses may lead towards any of the College’s graduate programs.

This scholarship does not cover the cost of other fees.

Recipients must meet the admission requirements of St Mark’s College. Recipients of the Archbishop's Scholarship for Leadership in Catholic Education are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT

The scholarship covers the tuition for three (3) foundational graduate level courses amounting up to $3,300 within two (2) years upon receipt of the scholarship.

APPLICATION

Interested applicants must submit the following:
1. An essay of about 500-600 words describing your current ministry and why you think you qualify for this scholarship; how your faith is expressed in ministry; and why you are seeking further formation for ministry.
2. A reference letter from an individual who can attest to your involvement in Ministry. Your reference may be your pastor or the coordinator of your ministry or ecclesial community. This referee must submit a confidential reference letter (as a pdf attachment) to the College via email at [email protected].

DEADLINE

The deadline for applications is April 30.

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