The Korbel Family Political Science Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is made possible through gifts from George M. Korbel (’37), Winnifred Korbel and Dee Korbel in memory of Thomas Korbel ’73. Thomas was a political science student at Saint John’s University. George was an attorney in Breckenridge, Minnesota.
The Korbel Family Political Science Endowed Scholarship awards a scholarship to a SJU junior or sophomore political science major each spring. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement. The recipients are selected by the members of the political science department.
Applications are typically due near the end of March. Contact POLS department coordinator, Sheila Hellermann at [email protected] or stop by 1st floor of Simons Hall (Office #150) for more information.
The Lynn Gresser Political Science Endowed Scholarship Fund
Ms. Lynn Gresser attended the College of Saint Benedict where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government/Political Science and Spanish. She went on to receive a Master of Science degree in education from St. Cloud State University. Ms. Gresser served as a high school teacher for 33 years. She was active in numerous civic and non-profit organizations. She passed away in 2008 from a long-term illness. Lynn Gresser’s love of learning and political science lives on with this scholarship.
The Lynn Gresser Political Science Endowed Scholarship awards a scholarship to a CSB and a SJU junior or sophomore political science major each spring. Selection is based on financial need and academic achievement. The recipients are selected by the members of the political science department.
John E. Robson Scholarship for CSB Students of Public Policy
The John E. Robson Scholarship for Students of Public Policy was established in 2002 by Margaret Zuehlke Robson in memory of her husband, John. John’s life was a model of personal political engagement-the cornerstone of citizenship. Having served under four Presidents of the United States and having been enmeshed in many aspects of public policy, this scholarship serves as a legacy of John’s life’s work. It is hoped this scholarship will continue to inspire students at the College of Saint Benedict to become involved in public policy in order to produce societal change.
Eligible applicants must be current College of Saint Benedict sophomores or juniors who have a strong and demonstrated interest in public policy and academic excellence. Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the following:
- Academic excellence and achievement.
- Engagement in policy issues, domestic or international, and in political activities on or off campus.
- Superior communication skills.
- Passion and dedication to making social change.
- Involvement with campus organizations, including but not limited to the McCarthy Center.
Students must submit an application which includes a “Public Policy Proposal” of no more than 500 words. Finalists for the scholarship may be interviewed by the Robson Scholarship Selection Committee. For additional information on this scholarship contact Dr. Matt Lindstrom at 320-363-3364 or [email protected].
The Scholarship Committee will award 2-4 scholarships per year. Scholarships will range in value from $2,500 to $5,000. The scholarship is for one year. Previous recipients of the Robson Scholarship may re-apply for one additional year; but will need to submit a new application form.
Applications are typically due at the end of March. Find application form and more information here.
Lindmark Fellowship in Ethics
For SJU juniors of any major. (Email announcement from Provost’s Office is sent out in spring semester).
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University
Dr. Whitney Court
Chair, Political Science Department
SJU Simons 146