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Graduate Student Scholarship

Murphy Scholars

About Murphy Scholars

Murphy Scholars are involved in the full range of programming offered by the Murphy Institute, including public events, private faculty seminars and roundtables. They engage with the Institute's nationally and internationally recognized guests, and participate in special institute projects throughout the year according to their academic focus and scholarly interest. These projects may include research, writing opportunities, communications, and event planning. 

Murphy Scholars also have the unique opportunity to take part in community and formation events with peers from both the School of Law and Catholic Studies graduate program.  


The assistantship provides a $2,000 stipend ($1,000 per semester).


Students enrolled full-time in the JD, MA in Catholic Studies or JD/MA Joint Degree programs are eligible to apply. Students must also be in residence.

Application Process

The Murphy Scholar application is open each fall for admission to the current academic year's program.  Application materials and details will be made available here when applications are being accepted.

Meet Our Murphy Scholars

Law student Federico Benvenutto headshot
Law and Catholic Studies Master’s student Jordan Carew headshot
Law student Shannon Eckman headshot
Law student Miranda Janssen headshot
Law student John Lucke headshot
Catholic Studies student Sarah Moon headshot
Law and Catholic Studies Master’s student Adam Pilon
Law student Nicholas Rapisarda
Law student Wendy Raymond headshot
Law student Andrew Rydlund headshot
Law student Tyler Wessman-Conroy headshot

Emeritus Murphy Scholars

Roque Albuja Ponce
Estudio Jurídico Juan F. Páez Terán
Joseph Cavello
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
Rachana Chhin
Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catherine Coyle
Christopher Damian
Target Corporation
Morgan Fuller
Point B
Kathleen Goerke
MN Judicial Branch
Haley Jones
Target Corporation
Maura Kennedy
Dylan Knoll
Denechaud and Denechaud, L.L.C.
Leah Koch
Campbell Knutson, P.A.
Anna Marie Landis
Alexandria Liebl
Fourth Judicial Circuit
Kathryn Mollen
Joseph Nelson
Ryan Paukert
Fourth Judicial Circuit
Sarah (Schaefer) Daly
Thomson Reuters
William Sipling
Word on Fire
Peter Strickland
US Army JAG Corp
Heidi Van Der Berg
Gries Lenhardt Allen P.L.L.P
Thomas Wheeler
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Richard Whitney