The Bishop William G. Curlin Scholarship Program 

A Curlin scholar will find personal formation, spiritual formation, and other learning experiences outside the classroom. Your academic advisor will guide your coursework based on your major and work with the program director to ensure your college career is one that forms you in the mind of Christ just like Bishop Curlin.

THE INSPIRATION

Bishop William G. Curlin served God in a way that few dare. Like his friend Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, he had a love for the sick, the dying, the poor— those in need of Christ’s love. He served for more than 60 years in both the Archdiocese of Washington D.C. and 23 years in the Diocese of Charlotte. His deep love for Jesus permeated his every day and every action. His episcopal motto was Sentire Cum Christo—to have in you the mind of Christ.

THE PROGRAM

Belmont Abbey College wishes to honor this remarkable man with this prestigious scholarship program to not only memorialize a great man, but to extend his legacy of love well beyond his years here on earth.

The Bishop William G. Curlin Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that gives up to $10,000 to each student accepted into the program. Directed by our own Brother Columban this new cohort will grow in the model of Bishop Curlin to prepare them for a future dedicated to the needy.

THE CANDIDATE

Students interested in pre-med, biology, psychology, social work, or other similar caring professions are the kinds of students we seek for this program.

Students should also demonstrate

  • a leadership role in their church
  • a desire to serve
  • a model of Christian service in their community
  • interest in working with those in hospice
  • commitment to serve both financially and socially underrepresented populations

Students who want to care for the aged, the sick, and the dying, will find this program a great formation for their future endeavors.

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

Curlin Scholars will experience their learning through:

  •     a semester long internship at the Catholic University of America
  •     an internship at Gift of Peace House in Washington D.C. (started by Bishop Curlin)
  •     an internship at Holy Angels of Belmont, NC
  •     a spiritual and formational trip to Lourdes in their senior year

All of this along with a student’s core and major coursework. Regular meetings with the program director will ensure students can take advantage of as much of this experiential learning as possible.

A Curlin scholar will find personal formation, spiritual formation, and other learning experiences outside the classroom. Your academic advisor will guide your coursework based on your major and work with the program director to ensure your college career is one that forms you in the mind of Christ just like Bishop Curlin.

Curlin Scholars will receive a scholarship of $9,250 renewable annually.

BECOME A CURLIN SCHOLAR

Interested applicants must apply for the program after receiving acceptance from Belmont Abbey College. To receive preferential consideration candidates should take advantage of our Early Action program. Those accepted to the college prior to November 1st will have a greater opportunity for a larger scholarship.  

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