The Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRE) has announced a partnership with the Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) that will offer CVN alumni reduced tuition to GRE graduate programs.

unnamed-1The partnership will offer a 40 percent tuition reduction to up to 15 students who have served in a volunteer position within the organization.

“We expect that this partnership will, over the next five years, bring dozens of students to GRE, as well as offer affordable opportunities for missionaries and volunteers to advance their careers and ministries,” said Jodi Hunt, GRE’s director of admissions.

In addition to providing aid, the partnership also serves GRE’s Jesuit mission of encouraging students “to integrate academic knowledge with personal wisdom, and to serve the church and society as committed and compassionate leaders.”

“We will be able to lend support to those who have served the Church and would like to continue doing so,” said Hunt. “It increases our outreach to educating those devoted to the Church.”

The Catholic Volunteer Network is an organization that offers faith-based volunteer opportunities to people of all ages, backgrounds, and skills. CVN focuses on volunteer recruitment, training and resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy. It is currently the leading membership organization of Christian volunteer and mission programs.

The network has over 2,000 alumni eligible for the partnership’s benefits.

–Mary Awad