A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT|
Dear Partners in Mission,
Thank you for your open and generous heartsyou are partnering
with us to help our students who are most in need of financial assistance. Many of them would not be able to complete their advanced degrees if it were not for you. It is your magnanimous
hearts overflowing with love for Christ and the universal Church that lead us closer to these up and coming scholars, the future leaders of the Church.
I want to report that as we become increasingly aware of how great the needs of our students really are, we come to know that many lack funding for basic necessities. We are proud that, compared to
North American universities, tuition at all Consortium schools is low. We charge an astoundingly efficient and heavily subsidized annual tuition of approximately $4,500 U.S. dollarsbut that low tuition still severely challenges large numbers of our students, most of who come from countries with few economic resources.
In addition, many of our scholars are challenged by the cost of living in Rome. The Consortium provides no dormitories and many of our students, especially those from emerging economies, need
assistance that goes beyond the actual costs of instruction. As a result, we are launching the Adopt a Scholar Program, a new and more realistic way to support our students. In the spirit of St. Ignatius
Loyola, the Founder of the Gregorian University, we ask you to consider adopting a Consortium scholar. The cost to you would be $10,000 per student, per year. This will cover the student's tuition and provide a foundation of
support for the student's living expenses. Gifts in this program can have great impact and indeed be life-changing for our students in need.
May you find it in your heart to continue and even increase your generous support of The Gregorian University Consortium and our student scholars. Given that the Superior
General and the Holy Father have designated all three institutions collectively as one of the most important apostolates in the world for the Society of Jesus, it is easy to imagine
how your gift could have a tremendous effect on the universal Church and its future.
Rev. Alan J. Fogarty, SJ