Pew College Society at DBU
challenge undergraduates at evangelical and confessional Protestant
liberal arts colleges with a vision for pursuing scholarly careers
as avenues to Christian service and to help them gain admission
to excellent Ph.D. programs at major universities.
et Doctrina: The Pew College Society is governed by the ambition
of uniting together in the mind and life of the Pew scholar the
classical Christian ideals of piety and learning, spirituality and
scholarship, genuine biblical faith and the life of the mind.
is for serious students who wish to honor Christ in their studies,
who want to learn to love God with their mind, who desire to develop
a biblical worldview and apply it comprehensively in learning and
life, who recognize the importance of ideas, who want to be in conversation
with other students and faculty, and who want to go deeper in their
educational adventure as a believing Christian.
4390 Pietas et Doctrina I: Studies in Christian Scholarship.
An interdisciplinary investigation of advanced Christian learning
and scholarship (i.e., doctrina)
4391 Pietas et Doctrina II: Studies in Christian Spirituality.
An investigation of classic Christian spirituality (i.e., Pietas)
as the necessary prerequisite for life and work in Christian scholarship
College Society Study Weekends
College Society Spring Student Conferences
on extra-curricular scholarly opportunities
Pew Younger Scholars Summer Program at Notre Dame
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Study at Oxford University
Summer School Program at Regent College, Vancouver, British
The study programs at Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs,
The film studies, Middle East, Russian, Central American,
and American Studies program through the Coalition of Christian
Colleges and Universities
about various writing contests including the Amy Writing Award,
the Carl F. H. Henry Writing Award, the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics,
and other opportunities
College Society provides for student participation in and paper
presentations at the Friday Symposium;
also attending local lectures, conferences, films, etc.
financial assistance for junior memberships in professional societies,
for limited subscriptions to significant journals and periodicals,
moneys for travel to graduate schools and for graduate school
of the primary purposes of the PCS at DBU is to prepare Pew students
for graduate school at the masters and Ph.D. levels. Information
is available on graduate school to assist Pew scholars in the process
of choosing, applying, and financing graduate school.
PCS Graduate School Handbook
Catalogs and information regarding prominent graduate programs nationwide
at DBU enables student members to get to know and be involved personally
with faculty mentors at DBU who help and encourage the student in
his or her academic tasks and in the graduate school decision and
provides involvement in a committed spiritual, academic, and reading
community that serves as a source of encouragement and support for
those who are seeking to unite together the spiritual life and scholarship,
and who are seriously considering the scholarly calling and the
prospect of serving God in an academic vocation.
Sponsors the DBU Pew College Society?
DBU PCS is sponsored by The Pew Younger Scholars Program at the
University of Notre Dame. The PYSP is funded by the Pew Charitable
PYSP administers five programs aimed at strengthening Christian
scholarship by providing for the preparation and training of the
next generation of Christian scholars in the humanities and social
five initiatives of the Pew Younger Scholars Program are designed
to address the specific challenges to the entrance into, and development
of, younger Christian scholars in the academy.
brings students to Notre Dame for an intensive six week study
in the Christian tradition.
Undergraduate Summer Seminars bring forty-two promising undergraduates
to Notre Dame to study with senior scholars for three weeks.
College Societies' Program makes small matching grants to Christian
colleges to support activities aimed at encouraging and preparing
the best students to pursue graduate study.
Graduate Summer Seminars bring twenty-four graduate students together
for two separate seminars with accomplished Christian scholars
in their fields.
Mentoring Program connects graduate students and junior faculty
with senior scholars in their field.
Pew Younger Scholars Program
810 Flanner Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556