Endowed Scholarships - Scholarships are a very traditional manner in which to remember friends, family members and loved ones. Perpetually endowed scholarships at Divine Word College assist seminarians with their educational expenses. A scholarship is considered perpetually endowed when it reaches a value of $100,000. Typically, a scholarship with a value of $100,000 provides scholarships of $2,300 for three seminarians annually. The donor works with our College President and the Vice President of Development in determining the criteria for selecting recipients of their award. The principal amount that establishes a perpetual scholarship at Divine Word College is never invaded. Each year scholarships are awarded from interest income that has been generated by the fund.
A gift of $100,000 will establish a perpetual scholarship that will assist in preparing future Divine Word Missionaries. A bronze plaque commemorating the gift will be permanently displayed at the College.
There are currently five scholarship funds endowed in honor of individuals who have been instrumental in the success of Divine Word College and the Society of the Divine Word. We invite you to assist us in contributing to these scholarship funds which will then afford more Divine Word College students financial assistance.
| Flinn Scholarship
| Nowicki Scholarship
| Guillory Scholarship
| Hughes Scholarship
Father Francis Kamp Scholarship Fund
Fr. Kamp professed final vows and was ordained in 1947 and has held many important positions over the years. He began his priestly ministry as a professor at the minor seminary in East Troy, Wis. He edited The Little Missionary magazine and then became director of Divine Word Publications. For many years he was the Mission Director promoting interest in the overseas missions and raising funds to support the efforts of the Society in some of the poorest countries of the world. In 1985, when most people his age were retiring, Fr. Kamp became the Director of the Techny Land Committee, overseeing the sale and leasing of property that is no longer farmed by the Society.
Father Robert J Flinn, SVD, Scholarship
Father Flinn was an accomplished educator, author, canon lawyer and medical ethicist. He meant so much to so many people who supported Divine Word College and the Society of the Divine Word that they wanted to create this scholarship in his memory. He brought his talents to bear for the betterment of the SVD, Divine Word College, the Chicago Archdiocese and the Catholic Theological Union. In addition, Father Flinn had a distinguished career that included service in Rome and the Philippines.
Father Flinn possessed a particular interest and loyalty for Divine Word College. His service as a Divine Word College trustee in the 1970s, 80s and 90s speaks to his devotion to the mission of the college.
To all who knew him, Father Flinn was a very special person. Those who knew him saw him as friendly, approachable and passionately loyal to his vocation and his friends. Father Flinn died in June of 1995.
Father Chester Nowicki, SVD, Scholarship
Father Nowicki, following his final vows and ordination in 1946, served as Dean of Students at Divine Word Seminary High School in East Troy, Wis. He then held a similar position at the Brother Candidates School at Techny, Ill. He continued his ministry to seminarians as rector at Techny and also at the SVD schools in Conesus, New York and Girard, Penn. Father Nowicki was assigned to the Chicago Province treasurer’s office in 1970 and remained there until retiring in 1996. Even after retirement, Father Nowicki continued to share his expertise with members of the Chicago Province and SVD throughout the world.
Father Nowicki died March 26, 2007. This scholarship recognizes the great contributions that Father Nowicki made to the Society of the Divine Word in the United States and the world.
Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, Scholarship
The Bishop Guillory Scholarship was initiated by his college classmates to honor their friend. Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, is a 1968 graduate of Divine Word College. He currently serves as Bishop of the Beaumont, Texas diocese, previously having served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Houston-Galveston diocese. He was the first African-American bishop of any diocese in Texas.
Bishop Guillory appreciates the educational opportunity provided to him at Divine Word College. The college, in turn, is very proud of his many achievements.
Mr. Alfred Hughes Memorial Scholarship Fund
Alfred Hughes was a committed Catholic and devoted family man. For many years he gave generously of his time and professional skills to various Catholic organizations, notably Catholic Charities and Divine Word College. For Divine Word College, he was a trustee and college attorney for 30 years (1976-2006). Mr. Hughes valued education, and its potential for individual and social betterment. Centered in his faith, devoted to family and a man of integrity, Mr. Hughes helped make the world a better place.