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CTU Receives Funding from the Lilly Endowment Inc.

Grant Award $250,000

November 28, 2012

In November 2012, the Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded Catholic Theological Union a $250,000 grant as part of their Initiative to Address Economic Challenges Facing Future Ministers.

The funds will be used to help CTU with its current efforts to improve services to students in the area of financial aid and financial counseling as well as pastoral preparation for and access to future ministerial employment.  The specific activities of the grant fall into four categories:

  1. Acquiring better information from graduates and current students about the impact of economic circumstances on their lives and ministry;
  2. Upgrading the entire process of how incoming students receive proper information about financial aid and financial counseling;
  3. Improving and intensifying administrative, financial and leadership training of our students;
  4. Mobilizing both our internal constituents and our network of partners and collaborators to increase financial aid and to expand access to ministerial placements.

CTU thanks the Lilly Endowment for their generous support of this important effort.