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 Rev. Msgr. Larry J. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity

The Rev. Msgr. Larry J. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity, established in 2002, is designed to assist Catholic laymen and women who are pursuing a graduate degree that might qualify them for professional positions in parish and diocesan ministry.
The renewable $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to two candidates in need of tuition assistance for additional education who serve or want to serve his or her parish as an Administrator, Youth Minister, Parish Coordinator or other role.
This scholarship is geared towards those who have already obtained their bachelor’s degree and who are either enrolled or wanting to enroll into any Catholic graduate school in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Mississippi. Applicants may also be enrolled in an extension program or in the Catholic University of America School of Canon Law.

Click here to download the 2017 Application & Criteria.​ The deadline to apply is September 15, 2017.
Madonna Gil of San Antonio, Texas and Claire McMullin of Sugar Land, Texas were selected to receive the 2016 Rev. Larry J. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity.
Gil is currently studying to serve the Archdiocese of San Antonio. She attends St. Mary's University seeking a Master of Arts Degree in Theology. She holds a Master Degree of Music in vocal performance and pedagogy, and currently serves in young adult and music ministry at St. Matthew's Catholic Church. Her goal is to become a Director of Religious Education.
McMullin is currently studying to serve the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. She attends the University of St. Thomas seeking a Master of Arts Degree in Faith & Culture. She has spent the past nine years in parish work as a Confirmation Coordinator Youth Minister and Campus Life Minister, moving on to build the Young Adult Ministry and fulfilling the role of First Sacrament preparation. She hopes to use her advanced education to further serve young adults and college students and foster their faith.

Madonna Gil
studying for the
Archdiocese of San Antonio, TX
Claire McMullin
studying for the
Archdiocese of
Galveston-Houston, TX

Who to Call

For more information on the "Msgr. Droll Scholarship," please contact the Communications Department at (210) 828-9921 or send an email to
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