Good Samaritan Scholarship

Good Samaritan Scholarship

A small gesture for a great mission


This fund is intended for students who would like to continue their studies at our Pontifical Athenaeum, but due to
numerous economic difficulties, they cannot afford to continue.

During 2018 Regina Apostolorum alumni and professionals began an initiative of special interest – the Tour2France cycling tour for charity, which set out from St Peter’s Square ending after eight days at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.

The Tour2France initiative was a desire of a team of alumni to combine two passions: cycling and charity for needy students. After the first two successful years, the third edition of the Tour2France was particularly memorable. In addition to underlining the importance of magnanimity for a society in the midst of COVID-19, the tour took on the form of the Good Samaritan, striving to help the needy left at the side of the road. The Vatican´s Pontifical Council for Culture´s patronage of this third edition added yet another Good Samaritan.

Thus the “Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund” was born. If you feel drawn or called to join the ranks of Good Samaritans, we invite you to respond generously. Pope Francis speaking on this parable of the Good Samaritan, reminds us that “the parable eloquently presents the basic decision we need to make in order to rebuild our wounded world. In the face of so much pain and suffering, our only course is to imitate the Good Samaritan. … All of us have a responsibility for the wounded, those of our own people, and all the peoples of the earth. Let us care for the needs of every man and woman, young and old, with the same fraternal spirit of care and closeness that marked the Good Samaritan.” (Fratelli Tutti).


The scholarships are intended for students who would like to continue their studies at our Pontifical Athenaeum, however, due to the many economic difficulties they face, they cannot afford to continue their studies at the APRA. The scholarships awarded will cover up to 50% of academic fees but not the enrollment fee.

Candidate Requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum due to continuing the studies already begun.
  2. Apply for the scholarship within the dates established by the Study Program.
  3. Privacy model duly signed.
  4. Documentation attesting to the justified economic need for the situation caused by the pandemic according to one’s secular or religious state.

Presentation of the application:

To submit the application, by the deadline for registration, interested parties send the following documents to the Financial Aid Committee (CSS):

  1. Copy of admission;
  2. Documentation certifying economic necessity; in the case of a religious, present a letter from the superior indicating this need.
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