Youth Theological Studies

Higher Education Begins from Within


Youth Theological Studies at St. Mary’s Seminary & University creates opportunities for high school students to study theology, engage in interfaith dialogue, and deepen their understanding of faith in a pluralistic society. The Pinkard Scholars Program is the cornerstone of Youth Theological Studies at St. Mary’s. Those admitted to this challenging program are enabled to explore their religious beliefs and questions at an advanced academic level. In the process, their understanding of faith is deepened and their appreciation of religion is rooted in careful reasoning.

St. Mary’s Seminary in Roland Park is an ideal setting for this high school experience. Founded in 1791, St. Mary’s is the first Catholic Seminary in the United States. Its Knott Library has the largest theological and biblical collection in the region. And, its magnificent Chapel and campus provide a superb environment for inquisitive young theologians.

Pinkard Scholars Program
The application period for the 2015-2016 academic year will open this spring. For further information call the Youth Office: 410-864-4157 or email:  Applicants only accepted through nomination. Please see brochure.

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