About GSV Alumni
GSV has over 300 alumni throughout the U.S. and overseas. Many alumni continue to share in the charism of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd through work in Good Shepherd-sponsored programs and in the fields of social work, education, and advocacy.
Alumni are still a part of the Good Shepherd family even after their year is finished. We always encourage alumni to stay involved in the program through attending GSV events, recruiting, newsletter contributions, being a Community Support Person, and donations.
GSV sends out monthly email updates to its alumni network with relevant job postings, advocacy opportunities, and upcoming GSV events. If you are a former GSV and would like to receive these email and other updates, please share your current contact information here.
Graduate School Scholarships
GSV is partners with graduate schools who offer full or partial scholarships to Good Shepherd Volunteers who complete their year of service. Please also visit the Catholic Volunteer Network for more academic opportunities!
Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College will award the Heinz College-Good Shepherd Volunteers Scholarship to incoming students admitted and enrolled in Heinz College who meet the eligibility criteria. Click here for more information>>
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry: Good Shepherd Volunteers is thrilled to partner with the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM). STM will award a current or former Good Shepherd Volunteer, who is admitted and enrolled in a degree program, a scholarship that covers at least 75% of their tuition costs. Click here to visit STM website for more information>> For further questions please contact Adam Poluzzi, Ph.D., Associate Dean Enrollment Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org 617-552-6506.
Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education offers 40% discount to former volunteers! All CVN alums who are admitted to one of GRE’s programs receive a 40% tuition reduction. For more information about the programs and how to apply, visit www.fordham.edu/gre, email GREadmit@fordham.edu, or call 718-817-4800.
Villanova University: The Campus Ministry Graduate Internship trains young adults to serve the Church through a rigorous and integrated program of theological and ministerial education and formation. It combines a masters degree in Theology (or another discipline) with a Certificate in Pastoral Ministry at no cost. Click here to learn more about the program and all compensation benefits.
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN-Service Scholars Program: Through this scholarship, any admitted applicant to our law school who has completed or is scheduled to complete a service commitment (through a term of one year or more) with a Catholic Volunteer Network program is guaranteed a 20% renewable three-year scholarship. Service scholars also are eligible for additional dean’s scholarship awards ranging from 20% to 80%. No additional scholarship application is required for the Service Scholarship award, but an applicant must include with his or her application a statement of service indicating his or her service period. Applicants may be asked for documentation verifying the completion of the service commitment. Volunteers and alumni can apply for admission and pay no application fee at www.lsac.org. For more information about this opportunity, please contact Christina Holmgren, Assistant Director of Law Admissions email@example.com, 1 (651) 962-4836.