Hispanic Theological Initiative.

Creating and Nurturing a Community of Latina and Latino Scholars.
Through the Combined Efforts of the Consortium Member Schools.
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    Financial Aid-Fellowships

    The Graduate School awards a variety of merit-based awards.

    • University Assistantships, which provide a stipend and tuition scholarship, are available from the Graduate School on a competitive basis to new and continuing full-time students. Assistantships normally include an annual stipend and full tuition for course work in fulfillment of program requirements, up to a maximum of 21 semester hours per academic year, including summer sessions. In the Department of Theology students in good standing can normally renew these assistantships for up to five years. Students awarded assistantships are assigned as research assistants for the first two years and perform research tasks for supervising professors for approximately fifteen hours per week; after that they are assigned as teaching assistants or teachers of record.
    • Fifth year Ph.D. students may apply to the Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship program of Loyola University. Additional fellowships are also available to qualified students upon recommendation by the Department. An especially promising applicant for the Ph.D. may be recommended for a Crown Fellowship, which provides an annual stipend and full tuition for four years. No duties are attached to the Crown Fellowships beyond the continuation of good academic work.
    • The Graduate School also awards Dissertation Fellowships, which support students working on their Ph.D. dissertations. Among these are fellowships available to Ph.D. candidates to live as Fellows at the Rome Center.

    Hispanic/Latino Faculty

    No information listed at this time.

    Hispanic Centers and Programs

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    Library Resources-Special Collections

    The Loyola University Library provides access to a number of works in their reference collection as well as electronic access to the Hispanic American Periodicals Index, the Handbook of Latin American Studies the Latin American Periodicals Tables of Content.

    Other Resources

    Latin American Student Organization (LASO) is a supportive organization which encourages its members to learn about the diversity of the Latino culture, while promoting leadership development within us all. As the influence and impact of Latin American people and culture has increased in the United States and abroad, it has built networks of support in cooperation with other organizations, associations, the University administration and our friends. LASO is determined to seek strength in union as Latino students face a critical juncture in higher education -- which includes decreasing enrollment nation wide and lack of support and resources. It is committed to the use of our skills, knowledge and energy in order to contribute to the welfare of our people, society and the world.

    Former HTI Fellows/HTIC Scholars

    Ana Bedard
    2005-2006 Doctoral, 2006-2007 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2010-2011 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Neomi D. DeAnda
    Co-chair for the Latino/a Religion, Culture and Society section of AAR
    2003-2004 Doctoral, 2004-2005 Doctoral Renewal, 2005-2006 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2009-2010 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Armando J. Rodríguez Jr.
    Senior Pastor at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, FL
    Adjunct Professor of Bible
    Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.
    1998-1999 Doctoral, 1999-2000 Doctoral Renewal, 2000-2001 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2003-2004 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Norman E. Ruano
    Vice President for Workforce Development
    St. Augustine College
    2002-2003 Doctoral, 2003-2004 Doctoral Renewal, 2004-2005 Comprehensive Exams Year, and 2007-2008 Dissertation Year Fellow
    Jorge Luis Valdés
    Coming Clean Ministries
    1997-1998 Doctoral, 1998-1999 Dissertation Year Fellow

    Contact Information

    The HTIC person to contact for information on Ph.D. studies at Loyola University, Chicago,  is:

    Name:                  Dr. Wendy Cotter, c.s.j.
    Title:                    Graduate Program Director
    Telephone:           773-508-8456
    Email:                  [email protected]