Thomas S. Monaghan Founder’s Scholarship Program Thomas S. Monaghan Founder, Ave Maria University Thomas S. MonaghanFounder's Scholarship Program The Thomas S. Monaghan Founder’s Scholarship Program (FSP) is designed to form students who are grounded in the Catholic Faith and equipped to become active leaders in the campus and culture, to foster a fuller participation in the great tradition of a Catholic liberal arts education. More than simply a scholarship, the program will place students within a cohort of peers and provide opportunities for growth by introducing them to professors and staff leaders who will serve as mentors. Students will also participate in planned programs and activities that are meant to help them grow in their understanding and ability to live out and share the Catholic Faith in their daily lives. These include weekly meals, required reading, and participation in campus events. Please note that applicants for the FSP must have already applied for admission to Ave Maria University. If you are interested in applying for the Thomas S. Monaghan Founder’s Scholarship Program (FSP), please log in to complete the application form. First Pillar of Program Student Scholars Each year during the students’ four years at Ave Maria University, they will have different expectations to maintain the scholarship. Year 1: The Friends of St. AugustinePurpose: Understanding the Catholic Faith, forming the heart in the Catholic Faith Readings will rotate throughout the year from these titles: Bible in a Year. Includes daily readings from the Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, and New Testament. Each day also includes a short reflection. Acts XXIX Rescued Project with Fr. John Riccardo 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC Year 2: The Friends of St. Thomas AquinasPurpose: Understanding the Catholic Faith, forming the heart in the Catholic Faith This year includes readings from: Knowing the Love of God: Lessons from a Spiritual Master by Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., which focuses on progress in the spiritual life. Excerpts: The Intellectual Life: Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods by Fr. A.G. Sertillanges, O.P., timeless truths that describe the genuine nature of things. Year 3: The Friends of St. SebastianPurpose: Living with Catholic Faith This year will rotate between two programs: Dr. Brant Pitre’s five-part video program and study guide, The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ Living Joy by Chris Stefanick Year 4: The Friends of MaryPurpose: Sharing the Faith, with Mary as your guide Year four requirements: Serve in admissions, giving campus tours. Speak to applicants over the phone and online. Speak at your “home” high school and parish (youth group) to share your testimony and witness to the Catholic Faith. Record your testimony on video for the AMU YouTube channel to inspire others. Participate in Daily Mass, Rosary walk, and monthly Confession (if Catholic). Second Pillar of ProgramTheology EventsOne night per week Campus social events: come hang out with other students. Refreshments are free! These events are typically in the evening. Campus-wide events are open to everyone (not just those in the program). Scholarship Expectations One weekly meal with your group, daily devotions and required reading Attend 8-9 required Catholic formation events. Participation in outreach programs Noncompliance with these expectations may result in loss of the scholarship.