The purpose of the Catherine College scholarship
program is to reduce financial barriers that prevent women and girls
from participating in our courses. Such barriers operate especially
in developing countries where some potential students may live
near the poverty line. We are aware that heavy burdens may also rest
on a number of deserving women living in the industrialized countries.
Catherine of Siena Virtual College aims to raise the
standards of women by enabling them to strike out in new paths and assume
new responsibilities. While we badly need the support of those students
who can afford to pay, we would not want to see any deserving student
excluded from our courses for financial reasons.
financial support is available?
At present we can offer three types of support:
a full scholarship--which
exempts you from paying the tuition fee we normally charge for a course;
a partial scholarship--a
reduction of your tuition fee depending on your circumstances;
a matching tuition--Given
the worldwide economic downturn currently in effect, a donor has generously
agreed to match the tuition (i.e., you pay $60; the donor pays $60)
of anyone who has lost their employment in recent months.
When applying for financial support towards course
fees you will need to submit the application at least one week prior
to the closing date for registration. This is so we can assess your
eligibility and let you know how much support you will receive before
attached to receiving a scholarship?
Scholarships, whether full or partial, are given on
that the recipient is committed to "fully participate"
throughout the duration of the course;
that the recipient assists us to make our Virtual
that the recipient will spend an extra half hour each week
responding to the postings of her/his learning circle.
Applying for a scholarship
To request financial assistance, please write an email
to our scholarship committee with the following information:
What course have you selected? What brings you to
be interested in this course at this time in your life?
How much time would you be able to devote to this
course each week during its duration?
What sort of internet access will you be using? Will
you be renting time at an internet cafe or using a home computer?
What are the results of Test
#1 and Test #2 done on your computer system?
What is the size of your family? What is the total
annual income of all members of your family? Briefly explain why you
require partial tuition assistance or a complete scholarship (100%
reduction). If we are unable to offer a complete scholarhip, what
percent of the tuition could you pay without endangering the well-being
of yourself or members of your family.
Please list any courses (academic or otherwise) that
you have taken in feminist studies and in religious studies and in
commercial studies. List them in order of their contribution to your
personal growth and development.
Once you personally discover the merit
of our classes, would you be willing and capable of urging persons
in your locality to take one of our courses.
Notice of our non-discriminatory
Catherine of Siena Virtual College
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national or
ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, ancestry, military discharge
or status, marital status, parental status, or any other protected status
in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship,
and loan programs. Otherwise qualified persons are not subject to discrimination
on the basis of disability.