The Cardinal Foley Scholarship Fund supports education and living expenses of students from the Global South in Master and Postgraduate programmes in communication.
Taking into account the importance of communications for the pastoral service of the Church, the scholarship fund addresses the need for adequate professional formation for those who will be responsible for the future development of the Church’s mission in the field of communication.
The objectives of the Cardinal Foley Scholarship Fund are to
- qualify Africans, Asians and Latin Americans who will have the capacity to provide proper formation for future Church communicators in local training institutes, communication (and theology) faculties and major seminaries
- broaden the base of qualified priests, deacons, religious and lay people who are competent to further develop the communication ministry of the local churches. The fund especially supports the development of potential future national or regional communication coordinators.
The scholarship fund is coordinated and administered by CAMECO. The screening committee, which awards the scholarships, is currently composed of representatives of the Dicastery for Communications, missio Aachen, Institute of Missiology, USCCB Catholic Communication Campaign, and Adveniat.
All candidates must be supported by a Church authority or a religious superior, who is formally the applicant. Candidates cannot submit their own application. Since 2012, fifty students received a Cardinal Foley Scholarship.
The fund is named in memory of Cardinal John Patrick Foley, former president of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, honouring his enduring commitment to building the Church's competence in her communication involvement.
Deadline for the presentation of applications: 02nd March 2020.