The CFSF was launched in memory of Cardinal John Patrick Foley, former President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications (PCSC). The aim is to broaden the base of qualified priests, religious and lay people with competence to further develop the communication ministry of local churches. It also intends to qualify Africans, Asians and Latin Americans for provision of proper formation for future Church communicators in local training institutes, communication (and theology) faculties and major seminaries. For further details, please check the guidelines.
The scholarship fund is coordinated and administered by CAMECO. The screening committee that awards the scholarships is currently composed of representatives of the Vatican Secretariat for Communications, missio Aachen, the Institute of Missiology, USCCB Catholic Communication Campaign, and Adveniat.
Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year must be submitted by 26th March 2018.