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  • Federal ‘free’ tuition could leave students adrift, college leaders say
    Should college tuition be free at public institutions of higher learning? And how will that impact private colleges, including Catholic universities?
  • Campus ministries keep mission front and center in virtual environment
    When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived last year, maintaining community became a top goal for college campus ministers in the Diocese of Trenton and beyond.
  • High-schoolers take pride in actively promoting their schools to prospective students

    Notre Dame junior Abigail Vernon has some sage advice for prospective high school students.

    “Keep an open mind. Just because your friends/family go to a certain school does not mean that you have to go there as well,” the Lawrenceville high school student said.

  • Parents know all children are different, exhibiting their own unique needs, developmental path, talents and interests.
  • 2018 High School Showcase

    It’s that time again! Every year, The Monitor publishes its High School Showcase to provide a helpful resource to eighth-grade students and their parents as open houses are held around the Diocese.

    Even after the open houses, this showcase can provide essential information to families considering enrolling their child in a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Trenton. Included in this publication is a look at academic and sports programs, tuition, spiritual life opportunities, SAT scores and more as well as a list of all Catholic schools in the Diocese.

  • Following is a listing of Catholic colleges, universities in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest regions:
  • TCA student awarded Catholic University of America scholarship named for Bishop O'Connell

    For Trenton Catholic Academy senior Angie Labissiere, attending The Catholic University of America, Washington, and receiving the Most Reverend David M. O’Connell Service Scholarship is a dream come true.

    “I truly feel privileged to be chosen as the winner of the Bishop O’Connell Service Scholarship. Being able to attend college is a dream that I’ve always longed for,” the Hamilton school student said. 

    “The fact that this scholarship is solely based on service means so much to me because service is a major part of my life. I owe all my blessings to the different service projects I have been a part of; they all played a huge part in breaking me out of my comfort zone and shaping me into the person I am today.”

  • Faithful co-eds seek campus ministries for fellowship, support
    Whether it is a shared faith, a sense of fellowship and support, or a refuge from the challenges associated with coursework and potentially negative influences, young men and women attending colleges across the Diocese of Trenton turn to campus ministries to keep the faith during their collegiate pursuits.
  • It’s an exciting, frightening and life-changing time in a young person’s life – the moment when students begin to decide what college they will attend after high school.
  • St. John Vianney seniors to graduate with associate degrees before high school commencement
    Of the more than 1,900 students graduating May 10 from Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, for the first time nine of them will be area Catholic high school seniors.
  • It’s the time of year when high school seniors run to their respective mail boxes (or more likely, email inboxes!) after school each day to see if the long-awaited “fat envelope” from their dream college has arrived. Some refer to this as a time of stress, but in my experience, many seniors approach this time with a great sense of excitement. With each new letter or email delivery comes something that could potentially determine the course of the rest of one’s life. A rejection letter closes a door. A hope that had been entertained must be let go. An acceptance letter opens the door to possibilities only previously dreamed of.
  • Degrees in health sciences and health profession studies are among the newest offerings available to undergraduate students this fall at Georgian Court University.

    The new bachelor of science in health sciences and a bachelor of arts in health profession studies will launch at the university’s Lakewood campus in September. 

  • Rosemont partners with Drexel on 4+1 Biology and Nursing Double Degree program
    Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pa., has partnered with Drexel University, Philadelphia, on a new 4+1 Biology and Nursing Double Degree program. 
  • Puerto Rican students pursue dreams at Catholic University
    WASHINGTON – Puerto Rican students who are studying at The Catholic University of America in Washington for the spring semester said the opportunity not only gives them a reprieve from the damage caused by Hurricane Maria, but allows them to pursue their dreams.
  • Thanks to a change included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act adopted by Congress in December, parents can now save tax-free for their children’s public or private education from kindergarten through college. 
  • Catholic universities must prepare students for dialogue, Pope says
    VATICAN CITY – Catholic universities are “called to be workshops of dialogue and encounter in the service of truth, justice and the defense of human dignity at every level,” Pope Francis told a delegation from Pennsylvania’s Villanova University.
  • Planning Ahead: The Monitor's 2018 College Guide

    The Monitor’s 2018 Guide to Colleges and Universities focuses on suggestions that can help students have positive college experiences.

    The section includes stories on the support students can find through participating in campus ministry programs; pointers from high school guidance counselors on choosing the best college; a new savings plan to help make paying for college easier; an interview with the student from the Diocese who was named this year’s Catholic University of America scholarship winner, and how in St. John Vianney High School there will be a number of seniors who will graduate with associate degrees before their high school graduation. Also, check out the information provided on the long list of Catholic university and college options located in the country’s Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.

  • Planning for the Future: The Monitor's 2017 College Guide
    Spring is under way, and high-school families with an eye on their child’s future are considering which higher institutions to attend. In its annual Guide to Catholic Colleges and Universities, The Monitor takes a look at what high school seniors are looking for in a Catholic college or university and talks to college seniors preparing for graduation as they reflect on the benefits of having attended a Catholic institution of higher learning.
  • Catholic faith has a role to play in college, career choice, students say
    High school seniors around the Diocese of Trenton are in the final stretch of selecting the college of their choice, and for some, Catholic colleges and universities top the list for continuing their education.

    At the same time, college seniors from the Diocese are preparing to graduate from Catholic institutions, reflecting on their college experience and where their futures may lead.
  • Catholic colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest
    The Monitor's 2017 annual expanded listing of Catholic institutions of higher learning...
  • St. John Vianney High School the latest in Diocese to partner with GCU
    Exciting new partnerships with Georgian Court University, Lakewood, are enabling students in four Catholic high schools of the Diocese to enrich their educational portfolio. 

    Thanks to a guaranteed admissions program, university-level courses and financial discounts, students enrolled in St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel; Holy Cross Academy, Delran; Donovan Catholic, Toms River, and Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, will enjoy the benefits of a Catholic college education even before high school graduation.
  • The generous financial contribution by faithful of the Trenton Diocese toward The Catholic University of America, Washington, was gratefully acknowledged by the university president, John Garvey.
  • Despite successes at Seton Hall, Powell keeps close ties to TCA
    Myles Powell graduated from Trenton Catholic Academy nearly two years ago, but the memories still burn bright for those he left behind.
  • Educators form lives ready to face the future, Pope says
    VATICAN CITY – Catholic schools and universities play a key role in evangelization and in creating a more humane world built on dialogue and hope, Pope Francis said.
  • Planning for a bright future:

    The Monitor’s 2016 Guide to Catholic Colleges and Universities is now available online.

    Read what experts advise in selecting a college, learn the Diocese of Trenton’s role in supporting 200 local students at Washington’s The Catholic University of America and examine our comprehensive guide to Catholic colleges and universities in the Middle States region.

    Click HERE to view supplement.


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