Mellema Awarded Rossing Physics Scholarship Posted on July 6th, 2010 by

Daniel Mellema '11

Gustavus Adolphus College senior Daniel Mellema has been named a Rossing Physics Scholar Honorable Mention for 2010-11.

Mellema, a physics major, will receive a $5,000 scholarship from the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education. The fund is named for Dr. Thomas Rossing, an accomplished physics scholar who chose to support the study of physics at colleges and universities affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by providing scholarships and other financial aid to exemplary physics students. Mellema is one of six honorable mention recipients, while three other students received $10,000 awards as Rossing Physics Scholars.

Mellema was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Classics honors society Eta Sigma Phi this past academic year. He is a member of the Gustavus Choir and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He served as a Collegiate Fellow for two years, worked with the PLEDGE: substance-free lifestyle program for two years, and currently holds an executive board position for the Order of Omega Greek honor society.

Mellema’s post-Gustavus plans include pursuing mechanical or biomedical engineering programs at a larger institution. Mellema is the son of Steve and Shirley Mellema of St. Peter, Minn.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


One Comment

  1. Ben says:

    Congrats Dan.