Tolton Scholars Program
Who can apply?
Black Catholic men and women residing in Chicago Archdiocese currently working in ministry who need further professional preparation
What does the scholarship cover?
100% tuition for entire course of study
What degrees are offered?
Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Master of Arts in Theology, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry
Current Scholar Ministries:
Diocesan Directors, Chaplains, Spiritual Directors, Pastoral Associates, DREs, Campus Ministers, Prison Ministers, Youth/Young Adult Ministers, Educators in Catholic High Schools, Retreat Ministers
"Through the Tolton Program I have come to realize that every that God has given me, may be a gift or blessing to someone else, while my weaknesses may be opportunities for others to utilize their God given gifts and talents to help me." - Anthony Irvin, current scholar
"As a Tolton Scholar, I have been exposed to new avenues of ministry. I am thankful to the Tolton Formation directors who persuaded me to search within myself to discover who I am and what I wanted to do." - Carol Smith, graduate
"I have a deep sense of gratitude for the opportunity and blessing of being a part of such an extraordinary program. This is a much needed program not only to our diocese but throughout the entire church." - Mary Norfleet Johnson, graduate