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MIAS Scholarships
(Kenya) Mission Institute Scholarship Program



Missioner Responsible:

Fr. Michael C. Kirwen, M.M.

The Maryknoll Institute of African Studies courses are all post-graduate. The courses are aimed at the intellectual conversion of students, in that students become conscious of and fluent in owning and expressing their cultural knowledge of origin. If the student is not African, the courses help them in appropriating and expressing an authentic African mindset.

This training enables students, whether priests, brothers, sisters, or lay to become much more professional and proficient in their areas of expertise as educators, pastors, medical practitioners, or developmental agents. Each student is assigned a field assistant – a university graduate – who facilitates professional quality research in the highways and byways of Nairobi. For every hour of class there is a required hour of field research.

The cost of the courses includes the field assistant’s and the lecturer’s stipend. Because there are limited number of post-graduate students, the classes are small. These factors put the cost per course at $800 which can be out of the reach for many students.

As a result, Maryknoll offers 14 half-scholarships at $400 or eight full scholarships at $800 for needy students including lay missioners, Maryknoll Seminarians, Religious, and African priests, Sisters and Brothers.


We are a Catholic Society of priests and brothers based in the United States. We are dedicated to missionary work overseas in over 20 countries. Additionally, we animate Catholics in the United States to follow their own baptismal call to share God’s compassion and love with the poor, the sick, and all those in need.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Fr. James M. Lynch, Fr. Lam M. Hua, Fr. Lance P. Nadeau, Fr. Timothy O. Kilkelly)

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is overseen by our General Council, led by Superior General Rev. Lance P. Nadeau, M.M.


L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier

(Our Co-Founders Father Price and Father Walsh)





(Africa) Education and Formation of African Clergy

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Africa Region will provide tuition assistance to African clergy, male and female religious at institutes of higher education or specialized training. Read More

Stories of Our Global Mission

The calling of a lifetime

The life of a Maryknoll missioner is challenging, fulfilling, and deeply rewarding. Follow your baptismal call to mission by sharing God’s compassion with the poor, the sick, and people most in need.

L-R Tom O'Brien, Ray Finch, Joe Everson, Russ Feldmeier
“Go where you are needed but not wanted, and stay until you are wanted but not needed.”
– Bishop James E. Walsh, M.M.
First Maryknoll Bishop