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Student Scholarships

Investing for Impact

Our largest and most critical ongoing financial need is funding for institutional financial aid, which most students require. $39M in institutional financial aid has been awarded since 2006. We anticipate needing to raise $1.2M in scholarship funds this fiscal year.
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Scholarship Funds

We invite you to support a fund below that reflects a cause important to you:
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Founders' Fund

This fund provides emergency aid for talented and mission aligned students. It helps keep current students with emergencies enrolled and helps us attract new students who have significant financial needs and can’t choose JPCatholic without additional financial support.

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Zero Tuition Scholarship Fund

This life-changing scholarship opportunity enables low income students in the state of California to receive a Catholic college education. If the student qualifies for Cal Grant-A (has a minimum GPA of 3.0, and has income and assets under a defined level), JPCatholic will cover the rest of their tuition cost beyond their state and federal grants.

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John Paul II Merit Fund for Performing Arts

Inspired by our patron Saint John Paul the Great, who was himself a theater performer, this merit scholarship allows us to attract top-level talent into our acting program.

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Innovator Merit Fund

This merit scholarship supports students who have a passion for innovation and business creation.

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St. Thomas Aquinas Merit Fund

This merit scholarship supports high-performing students who have a passion for theology and philosophy scholarship.

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Creative Arts Merit Fund

This merit scholarship helps us attract highly talented filmmakers, animators, game developers, illustrators, writers, musicians, and designers into our creative arts programs.

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“My family and I are grateful for the financial support John Paul the Great benefactors have given our daughter.  Without their generous contribution her attendance to this outstanding University may not have been a possibility. We welcome and look forward to the many blessings that will come from this wonderful opportunity.”

Erica O'Campo

Parent of Scholarship Recipient

Monthly Giving Opportunities

In addition to Student Scholarships, these two funds help us deliver high quality creative arts programs and an enriching Catholic spiritual formation on campus:

Become a Patron of the Arts

JPCatholic’s hands-on education empowers students to develop their creative gifts through professional experience and tangible outcomes. Becoming a monthly donor supports projects like our Feature Film Program, theater productions, art shows, concerts, and more.

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Support Our Students’ Spiritual Formation

Our Student Life team offers abundant events, ministries, retreats, spiritual direction, and daily access to the Sacraments, ensuring our students receive spiritual nourishment as they prepare to impact culture for Christ. By supporting these crucial resources with a monthly donation, you are directly impacting our students' growth in faith, virtue, and community.

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Donate to General Scholarship Fund

If you would prefer to donate to our General Scholarship Fund, instead of a specific fund, please see ways to give below.

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Please mail your personal check payable to JPCatholic:

John Paul the Great Catholic University
220 W. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

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For more details on making a gift, please contact us:

Ken Sharrar

Mission Advancement Director