May 24 - July 20, 2014
The Benedictine Scholars is an eight-week summer program
offering young men who are interested in a possible religious
vocation the chance to experience life at a Benedictine monastery
while earning money and advancing their education.
The Benedictine Scholars program is open to Catholic men
currently pursuing college or graduate studies and runs from May 24
to July 20, 2014. Participants will live on the campus of Saint
Meinrad Archabbey (room and board provided) and join the monastic
community for prayer, meals and recreation.
Mornings will be spent working on campus to earn a stipend. In
the afternoons, participants will take a graduate level course in
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and participate in
other formation and discernment-oriented activities.
Positions in the Benedictine Scholars Program are limited to six
per year. Preference in selecting participants will be given to
those whose applications are completed by April 15th.
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(Due April 15th)
2. Two letters of recommendation (PDF
- One from a friend or family member
- One from a pastor, spiritual director or campus minister
3. Statement agreeing to waive the right to see letters of
4. Head-shot photograph (emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Once your application is complete, you may be contacted for a
telephone or Skype interview as part of the application
Candidates who are accepted will be asked to undergo a criminal
background check and agree to a code of conduct while living at the
monastery. These steps help to assure the safety of many visitors,
and especially minors who visit the monastery grounds.