Our mission is to form young Catholics as men and women of integrity, charity, and prayer; and to empower them to be Christlike leaders at Belmont Abbey College and beyond.

The Fr. Felix Hintemeyer Catholic Leadership Program is built upon the conviction that leadership is primarily about who a person is and only secondarily about what a person does. In your four years as a Hintemeyer Scholar you will have the opportunity to grow as a man or woman of prayer and character. From the depth of your interior life you will then be challenged and empowered to serve as a Christlike leader on campus and in your life beyond college.

Apply for the Hintemeyer Scholarship Program


“The efficacy of an apostolate almost invariably corresponds to the degree of Eucharistic life acquired by a soul.” - Jean-Baptiste Chautard O.C.S.O
  • A program centered on the sacramental life of the Church
  • Pray a weekly Holy Hour in our St. Joseph’s Adoration Chapel

Hintemeyer Households

Find your home away from home at the Abbey!
  • Study Sacred Scripture in community
  • St. John Paul II Household, St. Vincent de Paul, Frassati House, Aquinas House, St. Peter, St. Katherine Drexel, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Joan of Arc, and St. Therese of Lisieux

Formation Nights

Learn from great Catholic Leaders from around the country
  • Share a monthly meal with your fellow Hintemeyers
  • Enriching four-year curriculum that will help form your interior life and equip you to be a Catholic leader


Be a witness to the Gospel in your life on Campus
  • Become a Catholic leader in your respective fields of interest
  • Receive mentorship and professional development


Be on mission with other Hintemeyers in the larger community
  • Freshman Annunciation retreat and mission trip
  • Serve the Diocese of Charlotte at the Eucharistic Congress and the Bishop’s Lenten Youth Pilgrimage

Program Requirements

All Belmont Abbey College scholarships represent only part of the financial support available to each student. To completely understand your estimated financial support visit our Net Price Calculator.

Hintemeyer Catholic Leadership Program

Ad Magna Vocati  –  Called to Great Things

Meet the Program Directors

Wesley Nelson, Campus Ministry Wesley Nelson
Director of Campus Ministry


Insights from Hintemeyer students

“Spirit of Light, imprint upon their minds, in characters that can never be erased, this truth: That their apostolate will be successful only in the measure that they themselves live that supernatural inner life of which Thou art the sovereign Principle and Jesus Christ the Source.”

-The Soul of the Apostolate