Scholarship and Loan Information
Grants and scholarships are “gifts” to the seminarian that do not have to be repaid. These two forms of aid may carry certain requirements which the seminarian must meet in order to qualify.
The Office for Institutional Advancement shares in the fundamental mission of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in forming Catholic men for pastoral service in the Roman Catholic priesthood. Through the assistance of benefactors and donors for the support of the Seminary, the Office for Institutional Advancement joins in the preparation of seminarians who will someday serve as Priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and other Archdioceses, Dioceses, and Religious Communities of Men.
The Office for Institutional Advancement welcomes the financial stewardship of all persons for the Seminary. In addition, the Office shares the commitment of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to be a community resource to the entire Church through nurturing support for the academic and pastoral programs of the Religious Studies Division.
Finally, the Office for Institutional Advancement is charged with the responsibility of communicating the mission of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to the public. The Office is the representative voice of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary to other dioceses and religious communities and is dedicated to educating all people as to how the work of God is being accomplished in our Seminary community.
Integrating theological studies into the daily rhythm of Religious life serves to enhance and broaden the academic experience and spiritual renewal of our Religious students. It also gives full meaning and coherence to one’s vocation and propels the student to deeper love of Christ and the Church.
Our summer program for Religious forms each student both intellectually and spiritually, and includes recreational opportunities and optional outing and pilgrimage events. It is open to religious, consecrated, and priests. Students may take the courses toward a masters degree or audit courses for personal enrichment.
In addition, our campus provides the necessary spiritual environment to allow the Religious to faithfully meet the obligations of their vows and daily prayer life, including the Liturgy of the Hours, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and daily Mass. Our beautiful campus and facilities make the transition from the home community to study at STS seamless.
The Religious who stay on campus are housed on a private residence hall floor where each student has their own room and bath. Meals are provided daily. There is a common room on the floor and many other common areas in the residence hall such as a TV room, a lounge, a kitchen, and a reading room. The Religious communities are welcome to organize their own schedule within the framework of the spiritual program and meals offered by STS.