Brach Scholarship

The Helen Brach Foundation has partnered with the Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education to support the development of future leaders for Catholic Schools. Thanks to a generous grant from the Helen Brach Foundation, a scholarship program has been created to assist candidates in the Catholic Principal Preparation Program at the School of Education, Loyola University Chicago.  Scholarship awards will cover 1/3 of the cost of tuition to attend the program. A limited number of scholarships are available and funding after the first year is dependent on the continued foundation support. 

Upon completion of the Loyola Catholic Principal Preparation Program, candidates will agree to actively seek a Catholic school principalship and continue to work in a Catholic school for five consecutive years.  If candidates are unable to fulfill this obligation, all or a portion of the scholarship must be returned.  Candidate must also be in good standing in the program and make active progress towards program completion. 

In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates, who have already been admitted into the Catholic Principal Preparation Program at Loyola University Chicago, must submit the following:

  • A letter of interest that outlines the candidate's qualifications to become a Catholic school principal and detail their ability to be leader of a faith base school
  • Two letters of reference (one from a pastor)