University description (as per official university website)
There are hundreds of Catholic colleges in the United States. A few of these colleges are seminaries; but only one in the entire country is dedicated to preparing young men for missionary serviceóDivine Word College in Epworth, Iowa.
Divine Word College is an undergraduate Roman Catholic seminary whose primary mission is the education of young men who are seriously considering vocations as missionary priests and brothers in the Society of the Divine Word.
An education at Divine Word College, both in and out of the classroom, prepares students for their futures as missionary priests and brothers. Students integrate traditional classroom study and other life experiences gained through activities like apostolic ministry. Divine Word College provides an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for those students who require it for success in their degree programs.
Divine Word College educates missionaries who see themselves belonging to a fraternal community that Christ has called together from many different nations and cultures. In community Divine Word Missionaries share the Word of God; at the frontiers of the faith, they witness to their experience of the Wordís life-giving power.
Academics will play a large role in your seminary life at Divine Word College. Students come from many linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and this rich diversity will foster your perspective and educational experience. Traditional classroom study is integrated with formation activities like taking part in the ministries program at local sites. The qualified and experienced faculty will teach, guide and assist you. If needed, the intensive English as Second Language (ESL) program will help you improve your English to ensure your academic success as you pursue your degree.
Arnoldus Scholarship for Refugees
Divine Word College Scholarship
Bishop Guillory, SVD, Scholarship
Father Robert J. Flinn, SVD, Scholarship
Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance
Al Hughes Scholarship
Divine Word Missionaries around the world are well known and respected as hard workers.
The work-study program at Divine Word College is funded both by the U.S. government and Divine Word College. Only U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens qualify for federal financial aid; international students qualify for Divine Word College aid.
While attending Divine Word College, students who qualify for the work-study program may work up to ten hours per week, and sometimes more, in exceptional cases. Qualifying students may earn up to an average of $1,500 per year at an hourly rate of $7.25 or at minimum wage, whichever is higher. There are no deductions for income taxes and social security taxes while the student is enrolled.