Sacred Heart Foundation


Scholarship Information

Only One Purpose
The Sacred Heart Foundation exists for only one help create new priests by providing educational support to seminarians of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.  It is critically important for the Catholic laity to do its part to help address the growing shortage of priests.  In addition to encouraging young men to consider a vocation to the priesthood, it is equally important for the laity to help young seminarians financially.

Annual Scholarships to Create More Priests
The Sacred Heart Foundation works to increase its endowment each year so as to provide increasing scholarship funds to young men studying for the priesthood. 

  • In 2012, the Foundation awarded $68,000 in scholarships to 70 seminarians studying to be Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in the United States and throughout the world. 

  • This year the Foundation awarded $72,000.  This included scholarships for 44 students in 7 provinces and support for MSC Formation leaders to attend a special Conference to discuss coordination efforts and processes for formation of future priests.

Many of today's ordained MSC's received financial support in the form of Foundation scholarships.  Often a young seminarian may come from a family of modest means and scholarship support is essential in covering the expense of nine years of post-high school education.

The Scholarship Society
Since its origin in 1967, the Sacred Heart Foundation has granted thousands of dollars in scholarships.  To provide this support, the Foundation depends on the generosity of its members and other supporters.  Particularly important has been the support of members of the Scholarship Society.  Each member of the Scholarship Society has contributed $15,000 or more to the Foundation and has thereby endowed an annual scholarship of at least $1,000.  These annual scholarships are named after the giver or in memory of another person of their choosing. 

All Support Appreciated
Any level of contribution to the Sacred Heart Foundation is very much needed and very much appreciated.  All givers to the Foundation can take important satisfaction in having helped to address the critical worldwide shortage of Catholic priests by helping financially in the creation of new priests.



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