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 in theology and church-related professions 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 roles.
This scholarship is geared towards those who have already obtained their bachelor’s degree and who are either enrolled or want to enroll in any Catholic graduate school in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Mississippi. Applicants may also be enrolled in an extension program or at the Catholic University of America School of Canon Law.
Noella Balint of Kenner, Louisiana, and Mary Jane Burke of San Antonio, Texas, were selected to receive the 2019 Rev. Larry J. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity.
Balint is currently studying to serve the Diocese of New Orleans. She attends Notre Dame Seminary seeking a Master of Arts Degree in Pastoral Leadership.
Burke is currently studying to serve the Archdiocese of San Antonio. She attends the Oblate School of Theology, seeking a Master of Arts Degree in Theology.