Young Scholars Program

Course Description

This program is designed for college seniors or recently graduated college students who will soon enter graduate school. Participants will meet with Professor Gordon Marino on a daily basis, usually during the month of July. In-depth study of a chosen Kierkegaard text or other topic will be the focus as well as Professor Marino’s mentorship for the scholar’s own research and study. Housing is provided on campus.

The Young Scholars Program will be taking place in July 2017 from July 3 – July 28, provided that a core of students express interest and apply by March 15. The Danish Kierkegaard Course may be taken at the same time as the Young Scholars Program for those interested. Scroll to the bottom to see this year’s participants.

How to apply:

For full consideration, send electronic copies of the following to Eileen Shimota as soon as your area of interest is established and not later than March 15 for the following summer. Sometimes later applications can be accepted for this program depending on interest.

  1. A resume.
  2. A research proposal, 1-2 pages in length focusing on area of interest in your research
  3. Two letters of recommendation, preferably directly to



  • Iain Cunningham
  • Santiago deArteaga
  • Jenni Eklund
  • Zachery Erickson
  • Jade Hui
  • Anabel Kapelke
  • Peggy Li
  • Nickie Miskell
  • Kristen Niematalo
  • Daniel Ortiz
  • Jordan Poyner
  • Alexander Quanbeck
  • Ryan Slaughter
  • Linden Smith
  • Robert Tensmeyer
  • Kate Villa
  • Benjamin Warwick
  • Chris Zajner
  • Sarah Zuniga