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XPD Scholarships & Fellowships

The Office of Experiential Learning & Community Engagement facilitates a variety of scholarships and fellowships. These opportunities are available for both CSB and SJU students.

Lindmark Fellowship:

The Lindmark Fellowship in Professional Ethics is available to two Saint John’s juniors to complete a full-time, 10-week, on-campus summer research project in professional ethics. Fellowship recipients receive $7,000 for their efforts, with on-campus room and board expenses paid by the student. The research topic of professional ethics is broadly construed to include ethical issues in a variety of occupations or professions. Twice per month, fellows meet with their fellowship faculty advisers to receive mentorship and support for their research.

Mayo Innovation Scholars Program:

The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program (MISP) offers an unparalleled opportunity for selected undergraduate students along with a small group of MBA students to research specific projects submitted by Mayo Clinic professionals. Whether they research the medical-scientific aspect of the project, or work on business-oriented tasks, students involved in the MISP project work alongside a faculty mentor and MBA student to explore cutting-edge products, research topics, and examine services provided by the Mayo Clinic. The experience involves training/orientation in the fall, followed by intensive research and work to write a paper and prepare a presentation that is given at the Mayo Clinic in March.

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR)/Gary Eichten Fellowship:

Two students are selected each year from CSB/SJU to complete an internship at MPR, located in downtown St. Paul, learning the basics of news writing, reporting and production with a goal to write and produce material for MPR newscasts. This prestigious fellowship was created in honor of Gary Eichten, a 1969 Saint John’s University graduate, who wore many hats during his award-winning, 40-plus year career at Minnesota Public Radio. Selected fellows work full time at MPR for 10 weeks each summer.


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