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Campus Ministry (CSB) Graduate Assistantship

Introduction:  One graduate assistantship in campus ministry is offered by the College of Saint Benedict Campus Ministry in conjunction with Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary. The assistantship provides a great opportunity for the student to become an integral member of the Campus Ministry team, collaborating to oversee ministry in the areas of liturgy and music.    

Application: Provide the following information in two to three pages.

  1. Title: Application for Graduate Assistantship in Campus Ministry, College of Saint Benedict.
  2. List your name, address, telephone number, email address, intended degree, the term you plan to enroll.
  3. List three experiences or qualities that you bring to this position and describe how you have used these in ministry or related areas.
  4. Describe how you wish to sharpen your skills and ministerial competencies through this position.
  5. Describe how you hope to use your theological education upon graduation.
  6. Email the document as an attachment to [email protected]  

Criteria for Award Distribution:

  1. Applicants must be accepted into a master's degree program.
  2. Selection of award recipients is based on the strength of the assistantship application and the formal interview.
  3. Award recipients receive a financial package valued between $17,000 and $20,000 per year.  The package has three components:
    • A tuition scholarship ranging from 50% to 100% for the academic terms
    • A work award in the amount of $6,800 per academic year
    • An allowance of $3,200 per academic year for Room and Board
  4. The work award is earned on an hourly basis and the room & board allowance is a monthly stipend; both are processed through student payroll with options for payments to be deposited into a personal bank account or applied to the student's account.
  5. Award packages can be renewed for up to three years pending satisfactory progress toward completion of the degree requirements and enrollment in consecutive academic terms of full time study.
  6. Appointments are 20 hours per week, August - May.  


Graduate Assistantship: Sr. Sharon Nohner, [email protected], 320-363-5285
Graduate Admissions: Mary Beth Banken, [email protected], 320-363-2896