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Sisters of Saint Joseph Mission Scholars Tuition Grant Application

Sisters of Saint Joseph Mission Scholars Tuition Grant Application


Sisters of Saint Joseph Mission Scholars Tuition Grant

SSJ Mission Fund









Our mission as Sisters of Saint Joseph flows from the purpose for which our Congregation exists. We live and work so that all people may be united with God and with one another.

The SSJ Mission Scholars Tuition Grant was established for providing educational grants to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Open minded, generous and service oriented
  • Pursue truth, integrity and justice for all.
  • Foster an atmosphere of welcome and respect

The Sisters of Saint Joseph Mission Scholars Tuition Grant is open to women and men alike without discrimination on the basis of any of the following: race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, disability or status as a veteran.


Basic Scholarship Requirements

The SSJ Mission Grant provides grants for tuition and/or books. The amount granted will be at the discretion of the SSJ Mission Scholar committee and will be final.

First Year SSJ Mission Scholars receive the tuition and book grant and participate in an integrated program of academic support, enrichment, service and community. SSJ Mission scholars are immersed in the Sisters of Saint Joseph history, charism and Mission.

Following the first year, students may apply for a renewal of the grant and will continue to participate in service, attend program events as appropriate and provide and receive support and mentoring.

To apply for an SSJ Mission Scholars Tuition Grant, an applicant must adhere to the following:

Academic Standing: Incoming students must meet admissions criteria for the College. Renewing applicant must earn and maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average and participate in service and other activities of the program.

Relationship to Chestnut Hill College: Applicant must be a full time student as defined by College policy at Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia.

Service: Applicant must participate in at least 4 hours of service activities per semester at the SSJ Motherhouse or in SSJ Sponsored works. All grant recipients will be expected to attend awards ceremonies sponsored by the SSJ Motherhouse.

Economic Need: Applicant must demonstrate a financial need and submit requested financial information each time he/she applies. Applicant must also reveal any other scholarships, family trusts, grants or financial sources and their amounts used in funding his/her education.

This scholarship must be declared as a resource on any application for other scholarships, loans or grants for funding the SSJ Mission Scholar’s education.


Award Guidelines

  • All grants will be paid directly to Chestnut Hill College.
  • If for any reason a student leaves CHC he/she will lose the grant. If the student returns to CHC s/he will need to reapply. Any refund pertaining to the grant will be refunded to Chestnut Hill College to be given to another student.


Required Documents

  • Completed Application for the SSJ Mission Scholarship
  • Completed submission of the FAFSA [https://fafsa.ed.gov/]
  • Completed application to Chestnut Hill College and documented acceptance as a full-time student.
  • Permission granted by the applicant to the Financial and Admissions office to share pertinent information with the members of the SSJ Mission Fund Grant Committee.


For information and to obtain a copy of the scholarship application, contact:

Clare M. Doyle, M.A., M.Ed.
Coordinator of Sister of Saint Joseph Mission Scholars

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