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Graduate School Scholarships

GSV has partnered with graduate schools to offer full or partial scholarships to volunteers after their year of service. Please also visit the Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) for more academic opportunities!

Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College: The Heinz College-Good Shepherd Volunteers Scholarship awards a minimum of $7,000 per semester to incoming students who meet the eligibility criteria. Click here for more information>>

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry: Boston College STM will award a current or former Good Shepherd Volunteer, who is admitted and enrolled in a degree program, a scholarship that covers at least 75% of their tuition costs. Click here to visit STM website for more information>> For further questions please contact Adam Poluzzi, Ph.D., Associate Dean Enrollment Management, at 617-552-6506.

Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education: This program offers 40% discount to former volunteers! All Catholic Volunteer Network alums (which include GSV alums) who are admitted to one of GRE’s programs receive a 40% tuition reduction. For more information about the programs and how to apply, visit, email, or call 718-817-4800.

Villanova University: The Campus Ministry Graduate Internship trains young adults to serve the Church through a rigorous and integrated program of theological and ministerial education and formation. It combines a masters degree in theology (or another discipline) with a certificate in pastoral ministry at no cost. Click here to learn more about the program.

University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN-Service Scholars Program: Through this scholarship, any admitted applicant to the law school who has completed or is scheduled to complete a service commitment (through a term of one year or more) with a Catholic Volunteer Network program is guaranteed a 20% renewable three-year scholarship. Service scholars also are eligible for additional dean’s scholarship awards ranging from 20% to 80%. No additional scholarship application is required for the Service Scholarship Award, but an applicant must include with his or her application a statement of service indicating his or her service period. Applicants may be asked for documentation verifying the completion of the service commitment. Volunteers and alumni can apply for admission and pay no application fee at For more information about this opportunity, please contact Christina Holmgren, Assistant Director of Law Admissions, 651-962-4836.

Job Postings and Internships

We invite alumni and community members to share job postings and internships which our volunteers may find of interest. These opportunities will be updated regularly and can also be found in our "Shepherd's Voice" newsletters. Sign up for our mailing list using the form in the footer of this page.

Scholars at Risk: Scholars at Risk is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is to protect scholars and promote academic freedom. Scholars at Risk also provides advisory services for scholars and hosts, campaigns for scholars who are imprisoned or silenced in their home countries, monitoring of attacks on higher education communities worldwide, and leadership in deploying new tools and strategies for promoting academic freedom and improving respect for university values everywhere. Click here for more information>>

Good Shepherd Services: Good Shepherd Services goes where children, youth, and families face the greatest challenges and provides resources that build on their inherent strengths to help them thrive. We operate 98 programs, which help over 30,000 youth and family members in struggling neighborhoods throughout New York City. All of our programs are united by a common goal—to create opportunities that help our participants succeed at school, at home, and in their community.. Click here for more information>>

Collier Youth Services: Since 1927, Collier Youth Services has been devoted to the mission of serving at-risk and PROMISING children, youth, and families. Today, Collier Youth Services is a non-profit that addresses the therapeutic and social issues of our youngsters through educational, residential, and recreational programs of the highest quality. Using a holistic approach, Collier provides at-risk youth support and care. While our services continue to evolve, one thing remains constant: our commitment to nurturing the potential of each person and honoring their individual worth. Click here for more information>>

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