We are pleased to announce that the new application forms are now available for the next grant-making cycle. If you are a potential grant applicant, we encourage you to browse the resources available through the link below. We truly appreciate your willingness to respond to God’s call and are here to assist individuals like you commit to a life of service to the Church. The linked section includes all of the information necessary to determine if the St. Joseph Student Debt Grant Relief Program is for you. Prior to completing a grant application, we require that you review the information included in this section.
For individuals discerning a call to religious life, the rising cost of college tuition has created an obstacle to entering religious formation programs that many did not consider while pursuing their college degrees. The Mater Ecclesiae Fund for Vocations assists men and women to follow God’s call to service in the Church through a life of consecration. The St. Joseph Student Debt Relief Program provides grants that cover each recipient’s student loan payments while they are in formation for religious life. By doing so, we are able to assist young men and women to respond to their vocation with one less obstacle on the path to service to the Church.