lmd-final-logo“We know that it is tremendously important that women, knowing a beckoning to sacramental service, have a pathway of encouragement and hope. We believe that the Lucile Murray Durkin Scholarship will signal for young women their right to answer their calls, and become well educated to do so. “ – Sheila Durkin Dierks

Earmark your membership donation to support the growth and longevity of the Lucile Murray Durkin Scholarship for Women Discerning Priestly Ordination, here


The Women’s Ordination Conference, with the support of Sheila Durkin Dierks and her family, is honored to offer a scholarship fund for undergraduate and graduate women beginning in the 2017-18 academic year to support their academic and spiritual path toward ordained priesthood.

Scholarship applications are open to women who are enrolled or accepted into undergraduate or graduate studies program at a Catholic-sponsored college or university.

This scholarship is primarily directed to women who wish to be ordained Catholic Priests (including Ecumenical Catholic and Roman Catholic Women Priests). Secondarily it is open to women who are seeking priestly ordination in other denominations.

Learn more about the Lucile Murray Durkin Scholarship for Women Discerning Priestly Ordination.