Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics

Preparing leaders who cultivate creative alliances between religion and science in order to ethically address contemporary challenges.

Can faith and science work together? YES!

At the Academy, we believe that we need BOTH faith and science to address the ethical issues of our time.

Students who attend the Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics explore the intersection of faith and science while diving into the ethical issues that define our decades. All Academy programs provide opportunities for students to discover how scientists and people of faith are working together to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.

The values that inform our programs are:

  • Formation: We are invested in developing students who are faithful to their values and informed leaders in their communities.
  • Vocation: We believe everyone has unique gifts and talents that can benefit the common good, therefore we uplift these gifts within our students and each other. 
  • Wonder: We lead with a posture of curiosity, encouraging questions and making space for awe.
  • Collaboration: We thrive when a diversity of voices are brought together and everyone has a place at the table
  • Justice: We embody and advocate for social structures and systems that are equitable for humans and the environment we share.
Academy Fellows:
  • Interact with Gustavus students and experts in science and theology.2019 Academy Fellows
  • Are challenged academically, spiritually, and ethically and clarify their sense of purpose.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Connect with like-minded and outstanding students from across the church.
  • Become a stronger college applicant by participating in a selective program designed for future leaders.
  • Have the chance to learn from Nobel laureates during the Nobel Conference in October.

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Students who participate in the Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics and attend Gustavus Adolphus College will receive a $500 annually renewable tuition scholarship.