The call to the priesthood is a great gift and should be supported by the entire Catholic community through prayer, guidance, encouragement and financial support. Much of the financial support for tuition, room and board is provided by the diocese and seminary financial aid programs. But many seminarians also need help with ordinary living expenses, and typical grant programs don't cover those costs.
Typical grants are made to help seminarians pay for books, health insurance, medical/dental costs, transportation, computers, clothing and other living expenses not normally covered by tuition assistance programs.
The Schuler Seminarian Fund is designed to help seminarians with basic living expenses so they can concentrate on their studies and answer the call to priesthood. As the Fund grows, so does its ability to help seminarians. This can only be accomplished with your help. When thinking about a gift, please consider the following:
- 100% of your gift qualifies as a charitable contribution
- 100% of your gift is used to provide grants to seminarians
- Because only the Fund's investment income is distributed, your gift will be a perpetual source of support for future priests
- Acceptable Fund gifts include cash, appreciated securities, life insurance and estate/deferral gifts