The Rev. Msgr. Larry J. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity, established in 2002, assists Catholic laymen and women pursuing a graduate degree in theology and church-related professions that might qualify them for professional positions in parish diocesan ministry.
The $2,000 scholarship is will be awarded to two candidates in need of tuition assistance for additional education who serve or want to serve their 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 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.
Paul Arrigo of Deer Park, Texas, and Jessika Saldana of Lytle, Texas, received the 2021 Rev. Msgr. Larry J. Droll Scholarship for Catholic Laity.
Arrigo is studying to serve the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. He attends the University of St. Thomas.
Saldana is studying to serve the Archdiocese of San Antonio. She attends St. Mary’s University.