Why A Scholarship For NCSC?
The CatholicMatch Institute provides encouragement and support for single Catholics as they grow in their faith and discern God’s will. We encourage single Catholics to take advantage of every tool available to them, whether it be through online dating, parish groups or Catholic events.
As a part of our mission to help single Catholics deepen their faith and learn better how to date in order to answer the call to marriage, the CatholicMatch Institute is awarding scholarships to five single Catholics to participate in the National Catholic Singles Conference that will be held in Philadelphia on September 27-29, 2013.
The scholarship covers only the registration fee of the conference ($169)
About The Conference
The National Catholic Singles Conference (NCSC) was created to give single Catholics the opportunity to meet other like-minded singles and learn more about and share their Faith. Talks by dynamic speakers, time for prayer, and various social opportunities create an intense and inspiring weekend!
The 2013 Conference in Philadelphia will include hundreds of single Catholics from around the United States. Guest presenters include internationally known speakers: Fr. Thomas Loya; Damon Owens, Director of the TOB Institute; Emily Stimpson, author of The Catholic Girl’s Survival Guide to the Single Years; Daniel Mattson, and Lisa Duffy, CatholicMatch Institute Contributor. The conference will include socials, Mass, time for prayer and a dance on Saturday night. Stay through Sunday night and socialize with fellow attendees during the post-conference events. Visit downtown Philadelphia, the Valley Forge National Historical Park, the famous King of Prussia Mall or many of the other local attractions!
How To Apply
To be considered for the scholarship, simply fill out the form below with your contact information and answer to our scholarship question. The entry should be no longer than 1000 words.
Scholarship essay question: Describe how you have discerned that you are called to the vocation of marriage and provide one example of how you joyfully live out your faith until the time when you can fulfill your vocation?
(You could share personal success stories portraying your involvement in family, community, or parish life as a single Catholic. You could also include examples and tips for how you positively deal with the struggles that a single Catholic faces. You could also include practical examples of how you actively build your relationship with Christ.) Only essays that address the question will be considered.
Eligibility: Any single Catholic or single person enrolled in RCIA over the age of 18.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the best essays as determined by the CatholicMatch Institute team. Financial need will be considered but is not the primary criteria.
We will announce the winners by publishing the top five entries, with member highlights, on the CatholicMatch Institute blog. Deadline: Applications must be submitted by Monday September 9th. Awards recipients will be notified by September 13th and it will be posted on the Institute blog.