2018 Murphy Scholars

Murphy Student Scholars

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy offers a fellowship program for full-time students in the J.D. or M.A. Catholic Studies students (CSMA) program at the University of St. Thomas.   

Students accepted into this program are known as “Murphy Scholars.”  They receive a stipend of $1,000 for each semester of their fellowship.  Murphy Scholars participate in the full range of interdisciplinary programming offered by the Murphy Institute, from public talks to private faculty seminars and roundtable, where they have the opportunity to personally meet the Murphy Institute’s impressive array of guests.  Murphy Scholars are given the chance to organize occasional art and social events to which both CSMA and Law Students are invited. Murphy Scholars may also be invited to assist in research projects connected with planning events, developing curricular materials, and public policy analysis.

Students enrolled full-time in either the J.D. or the Catholic studies Masters (CSMA) program at the University of St. Thomas are eligible to apply; acceptance of such students is contingent on demonstration of an interest in the work of the Murphy Institute and commitment to the goals of the Murphy Institute.

Students interested in becoming Murphy Scholars should submit the following electronically to Seanne.Harris@stthomas.edu or by mail to:

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy
UST School of Law
1000 LaSalle Ave., MSL 400
Minneapolis, MN 55403

  • A current C.V;
  • a typed personal essay of not more than 700 words describing the applicant’s interest in the work of the Murphy Institute and commitment to the goals of the Murphy Institute;
  • and two confidential letters of recommendation from an individual who can attest to the applicant's skills, experience, and interest in kind of work done by the Murphy Institute.

Applications should be submitted by September 28 for consideration for a Fellowship beginning Fall 2018.