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Excellent opportunity for St. Olaf students for June 2021 on campus…..

This program is for St. Olaf juniors or seniors serious about study and preparation for graduate school in a related field. Participants will meet with Professor Gordon Marino on a daily basis and attend scholar seminars on Wednesdays. They will have access and are encouraged to use the resources of the Hong Kierkegaard Library for study and research.

The focus of the program is the study of a chosen Kierkegaard text or topic under the mentorship of Professor Marino. Receiving Independent Study credit is a possibility. Housing is provided in Rand Hall and a $400 stipend will be given upon completion of the program. All other expenses are the responsibility of the Young Scholar.

The dates for the 2021 Young Scholars Program are June 2 to June 30. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2021.

Application Process:

For initial inquiry contact Professor Gordon Marino:

To officially apply, send electronic copies of the following to Eileen Shimota: before April 30th.

      1. A current resume
      2. A research proposal, 1-2 pages focusing on the area of your research interest
      3. Two letters of recommendation sent directly to

    Please contact Dr. Marino or Eileen Shimota with any questions.


    Professor Gordon Marino collaborates with current St. Olaf students through CURI, a summer research program that gives undergraduates the opportunity to explore professional research in their field of interest.

    CURI 2020: “Existential Prescriptions for Anxiety and Depression” Students: Brennan Brink, Eli Graf, Robert Ireland

    CURI 2017: “Kierkegaard in the Present Age”  Students:  Anabel Kapelke and Linden Smith