Bishop Curlin was the third Bishop of Charlotte and known as the champion of the poor, comforter of the sick and the dying, and friend of St. Teresa of Calcutta.
The College seeks to train young Catholic leaders in Bishop Curlin’s legacy of service by establishing the Bishop William G. Curlin Scholarship and Bishop Curlin Scholars Program. Imbued with the mind of Christ, the Bishop Curlin Scholars will follow his example of speaking the truth in love and the compassionate evangelization of our culture. This Program will be one of the most prestigious and generous scholarship programs at Belmont Abbey College designed to integrate themes of service into academic formation. Those selected to participate in the Program will be students of high moral character with an expressed desire to make a significant impact on our culture when they graduate.