2018 Murphy Scholars

Murphy Student Scholars

The Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law, and Public Policy has expanded eligibility for its Murphy Scholars fellowship program to include all J.D. or M.A. Catholic Studies students (CSMA), not just those enrolled in the joint J.D./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.  They are invited to participate in all of the activities of the Murphy Institute, from public talks to private faculty seminars and roundtables.  They have the opportunity to personally meet the Murphy Institute’s impressive array of guests and to participate in the interdisciplinary scholarly exchanges hosted by the Murphy Institute.  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 in the joint J.D. / M.A. Catholic Studies (CSMA) program have priority for acceptance as Murphy Scholars.  Students enrolled in either the J.D. or the CSMA program may also 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 MurphyInstit@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.
  • 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 April 6, for consideration for a Fellowship beginning Fall 2018.