Father Giles Nathe Grant for Service Projects


The Father Giles Nathe Fund was established in 1974, to support service and missionary work.  Funding from the Giles Nathe Fund will be used to support current SJU undergraduates who request assistance and demonstrate need in order to carry out a service project.

About Fr. Giles Nathe, OSB

Fr. Giles Nathe, OSB (August 17th, 1934 - May 8th, 1993), was a member of Saint John's Abbey in Collegeville Minnesota. For 37 years, Fr. Giles served as pastor of parishes in Cold Spring, Albany, Freeport, Saint Rose, and New York City. Fr. Giles was deeply interested in giving students the opportunity to pursue missionary service.

Applicant Requirements

  1. Must be a Saint John's University student (Class of 2016, 2017, or 2018)
  2. Students receiving grant must publicly present on what they did and learned through their experience upon return.
  3. The grant will be awarded in the form of funding support totaling up to $1,800.

Past Recipients

Jake Collins: Spend six weeks in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico working in a school helping to tutor impoverished children with Las Misioneras de la Madre de Dios. 

For more information, please contact Saint John's Campus Ministry:

Phone: (320) 363-2790
Email: [email protected]