The Catholic University of America


The generosity of our friends, alumni and alumnae of The Catholic University of America has helped thousands of students afford a CUA education. Our exemplary academic courses, taught by experts in their fields, and our dedication to, and promotion of, our uniquely strong Catholic identity is furthered and strengthened by every gift. For 24 years, the American Cardinals Dinner has supported scholarship assistance at the University. Please plan to be in New York City for the 25th American Cardinals Dinner in 2014.

Following is a sample of what your scholarship support means to our students:


 The Catholic University of America granted me the wonderful opportunity to follow in the footsteps of several of my family members and study here when I received my financial aid package.  I was awarded a merit scholarship, a parish scholarship, and an alumni scholarship.  Two years later, I was invited to apply for and received the Ed McMahon Scholarship, a scholarship that is awarded to one Drama student every year and, through continued support for the endowment, is now also awarded to one Media Studies student as well.  As a result of this aid, I have a well-rounded education, both academically and personally, for which I am incredibly thankful.

 - Rachel Burkhardt, Frederick, Maryland





Being the recipient of a scholarship to study at CUA has allowed me to benefit from a higher education that I otherwise would not have received.  Studying as a seminarian for the priesthood at the undergraduate level, The Catholic University of America has provided me with academic and social opportunities that are invaluable for a Catholic seminarian.  These are benefits I would not have received without the help of a scholarship.

-Michael Bissex, South Huntington, New York


When I was applying to schools, CUA was my first choice, but there were concerns about the finances of it all with my family.  The scholarships I received allowed me to not only come to this school, but also fully receive the great education I do now.  Now as a student from the inside looking out, I recognize how our donors' gifts go to more than just scholarships.  It is their support that allows us to continue to foster the great Catholic community that we have here.

- John Eby, Potomac, Maryland 


Thanks to Catholic University's generous scholarship, I have been able to attend one of the best nursing schools in the area.  CUA has offered the unique experience of forming me into not only a nurse, but also a Catholic adult.  CUA's nursing program takes into consideration the needs of the whole person: physical, emotional, and spiritual.  This sets us apart from other nursing schools and makes me proud to be among what we call "Catholic Nurses."

- Angela Chite, Rockville, Maryland 



Attending The Catholic University of America has shaped me into the individual I am today.  Graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the university has provided me with the foundation for a successful future.  When applying to college, both academics and athletics were important to me, and on my recruiting trip I realized that Catholic University has created an environment wehre the two can co-exist.  I am now a captain of the softball team, and a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, proving that students can flourish in both realms at the right university.  Catholic University was the college for me and my attendance would not have been possible without the financial support that the Parish and CUA Merit scholarships provided, and for that I am eternally grateful.

- Samantha Daubman, Plainedge, New York