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  • Locations: Lourdes, France
  • Program Terms: Summer VI
  • Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer VI 2020 10/01/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3.00 Class Eligibility: Junior
Type of Student: No Language Requirement: Any
Program Description:

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The Order Of Malta is a lay religious order of the Catholic Church which serves the sick and the poor. Each year The American Association of The Order join over 20,000 Pilgrims [Knights, Dames, physicians, nurses, Malades (French for "The sick"), and their caregivers] on a Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France. (May 1-7, 2019). Catholics believe that our Blessed Mother appeared to a French peasant girl, Bernadette in 1858. Our Lady requested that people come to Lourdes on pilgrimage - which they have done for 150 years. Lourdes draws over six million pilgrims a year.  Over 100 miracles have been attributed to Our Lady of Lourdes each year. We are honored to offer two scholarships to student nurses from Fairfield University, who have completed their Junior year - Spring 2019.
The Lourdes Pilgrimage Scholarship is being sponsored by: Joseph F. Berardino '72, Former University Trustee, and Gail T. Berardino, School Of Nursing Advisory Board Member. It is important that you recognize the commitment to attending all the required activities, the orientation, and the entire trip May 1-7, 2019.  Accommodations will need to be made to allow completion of your classes/final exams prior to or after this pilgrimage.  Should you be selected to participate, these dates must be on your calendar as part of the commitment and required participation. Please hold the following dates:
  • January 1, 2019: Applications due online
  • January 2019: Personal interviews on campus
  • April 19 - 5pm to 9:30pm: Mandatory Orientation
Learn more about the 2019 itinerary here:

Please note that Passports must be valid until December, 2019.
For more information about the Order of Malta, please see: or  2019 Lourdes Malta.pdf

For application information, please contact Dr. Audrey Beauvais, Associate Dean of School Of Nursing.

To speak with a former student, please contact Julianne Hulin or Sarah Kohaut.

In order to complete the application process, the School of Nursing committee needs you to complete an online application by clicking "Apply Now" on this page. The application deadline is January 1, 2019.