Our conversation is particularly important at this time in history. Many people today have lost confidence in the pursuit of truth. - Fr. Michael Sweeney, Past DSPT President in his article, "Dominican Education"
DSPT will become a leading center for philosophical and theological studies. We will form men and women – religious and lay – in the philosophical and theological tradition so that they can apply it, advance it, and hand it on. DSPT and our graduates will contribute to the evangelization and transformation of our culture.
By the grace of God, Dominicans such as St. Dominic, St. Albert the Great, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Catherine of Siena (to name just a few) had a tremendous impact on the Church and the culture in their day. By the grace of God, we can do it in ours.
We have insufficient scholarships and financial aid compared to universities such as Notre Dame, Boston College, and Villanova. As a result, many students who prefer to study with us accept better offers elsewhere because they cannot afford to come to DSPT.
We are grateful to have a 1 million dollar endowment. It isn’t sufficient, however, to sustain the school in the long term. We are able to draw 5% from the endowment each year (so $50,000) to support scholarships and the operations of the school. We need to build the endowment in order to sustain and grow the school.
Office of Advancement
Special Assistant to the President
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