Looking for scholarship opportunities?

There are scholarships available for new and current students at Divine Word College. Many scholarships are available through private funding sources—both Catholic and secular—and others are offered directly through the college.

Scholarships Related to DWC:

Divine Word College Scholarship: At the beginning of every school year, you can apply for assistance from Divine Word College. Students enrolling part-time and/or auditing courses may qualify for reduced assistance.

Presidential Scholarship: This $3,000 scholarship is awarded each year to students who show promise of superior academic achievement. A maximum of two new applicants may be approved for this scholarship in a single year, based on certain criteria. The scholarship is renewable each year the student meets the guidelines.

Named Scholarships, which are renewable each year the recipient meets the guidelines.

  • Bishop Curtis Guillory, SVD, Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship named in honor of Bishop Guillory, a 1968 graduate of Divine Word College who currently serves as the Bishop of Beaumont, Texas.
  • Father Robert J. Flinn, SVD, Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship named in honor of Father Robert J. Flinn, SVD, an accomplished educator, author, cannon lawyer, medical ethicist, and former Divine Word College trustee.
  • Father Francis Kamp, SVD, Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship named in honor of Father Francis Kamp, SVD, a Divine Word Missionary for over 60 years, who headed the SVD Mission Center at Techny, Illinois, for many years, generating great support for the missionaries and their ministries abroad.
  • Father Chester Nowicki, SVD, Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship named in honor of Father Chester Nowicki, SVD, who for over 50 years served the Society of the Divine Word as a teacher and later as the Provincial Treasurer.
  • Father Edmund Morman, SVD, Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship established by alumnus Dr. Richard Mani, M.D. named in honor of Fr. Morman, one of his favorite teachers when he was studying with Divine Word Missionaries.
  • Al Hughes Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship named in memory of Al Hughes, a longtime member of the Board of Trustees and the College attorney.
  • Amedeo Cacciamani Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship named in memory Amedeo Cacciamani, an Italian immigrant who moved to America as a teenageer in hopes of building a better life. He realized that dream when he started a career with the railroad, maried and became the father of four sons.
  • Annunziata Cacciamani Scholarship: A $2,500 scholarship established by alumnus Dr. Richard Mani, M.D. named in memory of his mother. It is said that she was the driving force for her family in terms of ambition and spirituality.
  • Mani Family Scholarship: This $2,500 scholarship honors all of the members of the Mani family, both living and deceased. Italian immigrants Amedeo and Annunziata Cacciamani started this family legacy, which extended to their four sons and has flourished and grown.

Check Out These Additional Scholarship Sources:

Catholic Institutions:

  • Knights of Columbus Councils
  • Serra International Clubs
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Your home parish

Secular Institutions:

  • Parent's places of employment
  • National Scholarships
  • Local scholarships, such as not-for-profit organizations or foundations
  • Local newspapers and other companies
  • Social clubs such as Kiwanis, Lions, etc.

Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance: Available in cases of permanent disabilities or health problems, State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies may grant aid for rehabilitation through education. Contact the state agency of your home state for more information.



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