In 2009, Midwest Theological Forum established a scholarship fund for seminarians applying to The Rome Experience who are from dioceses suffering from severe financial hardship and are in need of financial assistance. Priority enrollment in the program is given to those applicants who can secure full funding.  Applicants are strongly encouraged, therefore, to do everything possible to secure their own funding for the program.




Limited partial scholarships of $1,000-$8,000 are available based on merit and need. Some personal fundraising will be asked of applicants.


  • A brief statement explaining your need for financial assistance
  • A letter of recommendation from your pastor or seminary faculty member
  • A letter of recommendation from your bishop

To apply for the scholarship:




Fundraising materials and support are provided in order to enable applicants to request only the funds that are absolutely necessary to participate in the program.  With requests and questions, please contact us at 630-541-8519 x 28 or