SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jon Tuttle, of Minot, is one of 10 recipients selected as a Johnson Scholar to Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. for 2015. The program awards full renewable academic scholarships to up to 10 of SCU’s most academically accomplished, leadership-minded applicants. Johnson Scholars have premier access to the university’s top leadership and honors programs, including the prestigious Johnson Leadership Fellows Program, a summer stipend for a self-designed leadership experience. 

“We extend a warm welcome to this year’s Johnson Scholars and commend them for their high achievements in scholarship, leadership and community service,” said SCU president Michael Engh. “These students represent the compassion, leadership, integrity, and academic excellence that Rupert and Maryellie Johnson sought to honor with this scholarship,” he said.

Tuttle was born on a Navajo reservation and attended Hebron Academy. He became interested in SCU after he learned about the university’s global outlook in its study abroad programs, its Ignatian immersions and its dedication to service. After attending SCU, he hopes to join the Peace Corps and serve the world around him. He would like to earn a political science degree with a concentration in international relations. The newest Johnson Scholars hail from five other states: Arizona, California, Washington, Oregon, Maine and Hawaii.

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