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Application for the SRTF Graduate Course Tuition Award

The Sister Rose Thering Fund welcomes our teacher-scholars for the Fall 2017 semester.

The Sister Rose Thering Fund welcomes our teacher-scholars for the Fall 2017 semester.

This tuition award is intended for educators in public, private and parochial schools.

  • Scholarship tuition covers a 3-credit course for one semester.
  • University fees are the responsibility of the applicant and are payable to Seton Hall University.
  • Teachers may seek assistance for up to 12 credits (usually 4 courses) through the Fund which can then be applied to matriculated status upon acceptance into the degree program, or can request the Certificate in Jewish-Christian Studies upon of completion of these 12 credits.
  • Seton Hall University offers the M.A. degree in Jewish-Christian Studies (JCST), which requires 36 credit hours, in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Application to matriculate should be made directly to the Department.
  • The SRTF award does not constitute nor necessitate acceptance for matriculation in the graduate degree program.
  • The recipient of an SRTF Scholarship is required to attend the Scholarship Awards Program (announced each semester) and other SRTF events when announced.

First-Time Applicants

  • Complete the application.
  • Include a brief essay on why you wish to take the course you have selected.
  • Include the names of two personal or professional references.
  • Obtain a letter from your principal confirming your employment.
  • Send us an original sealed transcript from your undergraduate college or university.
  • If you teach in a diocesan school, please ask for and submit the discount form.
  • Go on line to start the admissions process by filling out the graduate non-matriculated form.  The link is
  • Once you receive a letter of acceptance from this office, and an email acceptance from the University, you may then register for the course you have selected.  The University acceptance indicates that a PIN has been generated for you and your SHU account has been created.
  • If you need assistance with the registration process, please contact Jay Wolferman in the Jewish-Christian Studies Office:  (973) 761-9751.

Returning Students

  • If you have changed positions, request a letter from your employer confirming your employment.
  • Write a brief essay on how the course(s) you have taken have helped you professionally.
  • Register on-line in a timely manner, e.g., before August 14 for Fall Semester and before December 1 for Spring Semester.
  • Please pay all fees as soon as they appear on your on-line account
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