Scholarships

Students at The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are eligible to be considered for scholarships granted by the Department of Economics.

Information on scholarships is typically available by early spring semester. Eligibility requirements are listed below and applications are available here.

Scholarship recipients are then selected by two faculty members from the Department, and formal presentation of the awards occurs during the Celebrating Scholarship and Creativity Day celebration.

Applicants will be considered for all the scholarships for which they are eligible. Eligible students must be Economics majors who have earned or are currently enrolled in at least eight credits in economics courses at CSB/SJU. No student may win a second scholarship in the same category, i.e. only one Merrill per student.

The intent is to award the higher dollar scholarships to the recipients deemed most qualified. Academic achievement is the prime consideration in making these awards. However, extracurricular and service activities will be considered as important factors. Students should attach an unofficial copy of their transcripts to the application form.

The following table summarizes scholarships available to Economics majors:

Scholarships Available if Student is a: Available to Students at:
Charles E. Merrill Sophomore SJU
Charles E. Merrill Junior SJU
Dennis Watkins Junior CSB
Fr. Martin Schirber Junior CSB/SJU
Karl C. Fruth Memorial
Fruth Scholars
Junior
Sophomore

CSB/SJU
CSB/SJU

Two or three Charles E. Merrill Scholarships have been made available through a grant from the Charles E. Merrill Trust to reward students for excellence. One or two of these awards will be made to Economics majors who will graduate from Saint John’s during the following academic year, and the other to an Economics major who will graduate from Saint John’s during the two academic years hence.

One Dennis Watkins Scholarship has been made available through a grant to reward students for excellence. This award will be made to an Economics major who will graduate from the College of St. Benedict during the following academic year.

One Fr. Martin Schirber Scholarship has been made available to reward students for excellence. This is available to Economic majors from College of St. Benedict and Saint John's University who will graduate during the following academic year.  (not available for 2014-15)

The Karl C. Fruth Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Karl C. Fruth (class of 1986) by Terence Fruth, father of Karl C. Fruth. This scholarship is intended to encourage students at CSB/SJU to pursue a rigorous academic program in preparation for graduate or professional education at schools of repute. The awards will be made to students completing their sophomore year who have an undeclared major or who wish to transfer to the Economics Department and who have a goal of graduate or professional education. Junior recipients who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to renew their award if they continue in the Economics major and their academic performance indicates that they are candidates for graduate or professional education.

The Fruth Scholars Fund was established by Terence Fruth. The purpose of the Fruth Scholars Fund is to provide scholarship awards for the benefit of undergraduate students from CSB/SJU and to encourage them to pursue a rigorous undergraduate program that will allow them to pursue graduate or professional education at schools of repute. Two $5,000 scholarship awards shall be given to students completing their sophomore year. The awards will be made to students who have either an undeclared major or are in a field other than Economics and who would like to transfer to the Economics Department and have a goal of graduate or professional education. Junior recipients who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to renew their award if they continue to major in Economics and their academic performance indicates they are candidates for graduate or professional education.

Fr. Gervase Soukup has been made available to a SJU Accounting, Economics or Global Business Leadership major with need.  (not available for 2014-15).