The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University

ITMS Daggy Scholarships

Daggy Youth/Student Scholarships enable young people (ages 14-29) to participate in an International Thomas Merton Society Conference, thereby inspiring the next generation of Merton readers and scholars.

These scholarships honor the late Robert E. Daggy, founding member and second President of the ITMS. For information about Daggy Youth/Student Scholarships contact: Jamie Fazio

The next ITMS conference will be held at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA., from June 27th-30th, 2019 and the closing date for applications is March 15th, 2019.

Daggy Scholars at Robert E. Daggy's
grave at the Abbey of Gethsemani


Download further information and an application for the 2019 Daggy Youth/Student Scholarships for the Santa Clara Conference in MS Word Format:

Daggy Scholarship Announcement & Forms

Sixteenth General Meeting - June 27th-30th, 2019

Daggy Scholars Page on Facebook

Visit "What Thomas Merton Means to Me" on You Tube
to hear former Daggy Scholars talk about Merton's impact on their lives.

If you are a young person who would like to submit a one-minute video about what Thomas Merton means to you, please send a link or a file to Mark Meade.


Daggy Scholars at the ITMS Conference in Olean, NY., June 15-18, 2017
 Daggy Scholars at 2015 ITMS Conference

Daggy Scholars at the ITMS Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. June 4-7, 2015 - Photograph

Daggy Scholars at the ITMS Conference in Fairfield, Connecticut. June 13-16, 2013 - Photograph

Daggy Scholars at the ITMS Conference in Chicago, Illinois. June 9-12, 2011 - Photograph

Daggy Scholars at the ITMS Conference in Rochester, New York. June 11-14, 2009 - Photographs and Feedback


Read feedback from Daggy Scholars who attended the ITMS conference in San Diego, California at the University of San Diego from June 9th - 12th, 2005.