Africa Scholarship Program, University of Steubenville

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Africa Scholarship Program: Franciscan University of Steubenville will make two scholarships available every five years.

The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition and materials for the MA Theology and Christian Ministry degree program available through Franciscan University Distance Learning.

Scholarship Application Eligibility Criteria:

  • This scholarship is open to Roman Catholic clergy, religious, and laypersons who are citizens of African countries and currently reside in Africa.
  • They must also be an active participant in ministry and/or evangelization.
  • Further, the applicant needs to meet all criteria for admission to the MA Theology program.
  • Students who wish to apply for an award should contact the Distance Learning Office.

    Recipients may enroll in the six undergraduate theology courses, two undergraduate philosophy courses and twelve graduate theology courses required for the Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry.

    The on campus residency requirement will be waived.

    Recipients must maintain part-time enrollment (two courses every six months), maintain a “B” average or above (3.0 QPA), and complete the Comprehensive Exam within six months after completing the required course work.

    In addition, extensions are not available for scholarship courses. If the recipient receives a “C” or below in more than one course, the scholarship may be revoked.

    Recipients must provide a valid mailing address for shipments sent via US Postal Service. Required textbooks are the only printed materials provided.

    The degree completion deadline may be adjusted if the recipient has completed theology or philosophy course work that can be applied toward the undergraduate background requirements.

    Contact: Distance Learning, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1235 University Blvd. Steubenville, OH 43952. Phone: (740) 283-6517 1(800) 466-8336. Fax: (740) 284-7037. E-mail: distance [at]

    For further details, and application materials, contact: Africa Scholarship Program

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