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Saints & Scholars

Registration for Saints & Scholars 2021 is closed.

Please email Andrew Ouellette at [email protected] for more information.

Saints & Scholars: One week that will change the way you see the world

The Saints & Scholars Summer Theology Institute is a one-week, pre-college program that provides 80 high school students each year the opportunity to:

  • Live on a college campus—and benefit from the peer mentorship of select Holy Cross College students
  • Participate in lively seminar discussions that are rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and guided by faculty from Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame
  • Serve community organizations related to your area of interest
  • Share community-building experiences with students from around the country

Choose your own spiritual adventure

Saints & Scholars participants choose one of six distinctive tracks that enable you to investigate how faith intersects with a wide range of subjects, including:

  • Public Health
  • Human Rights
  • Media
  • Leadership
  • Ecology
  • Education

Regardless of which track you choose, you will explore the Institute’s fundamental question: What kind of saint is God calling me to be?

How much does Saints & Scholars cost?

The full Saints & Scholars week-long experience costs $425. This program fee covers:

  • Classroom materials
  • Accommodations in a campus residence hall for five nights
  • Meals

Those who attend a Congregation of Holy Cross school or parish or those whose parish is in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend may attend for $325. Financial assistance may also be available upon inquiry.

Saints & Scholars + Notre Dame Vision

Saints & Scholars and ND Vision will not be partnering for the two-week program experience for the Summer of 2021.


If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Ouellette, Director of Saints & Scholars, at [email protected] or call 574-239-8305.