Center for International Studies Adorjan Scholarship Program


The Center for International Studies is the administrative hub for a new scholarship program generously funded by SLU Trustee Joseph Adorjan.  The Adorjan Scholarship Program will fund the exchange of students between Saint Louis University, Saint Louis University-Madrid, and Pazmany Peter University in Budapest, Hungary.

The Scholarship covers travel and extra costs of attending one of the partner institutions, and will provide the additional support needed for students who might not normally afford a study abroad experience.

About Joseph Adorjan

Joseph Adorjan  was recently a General Partner at Two Rivers Associates, L.L.C. Prior to that, from 1995 to 2000, Mr. Adorjan was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Borg-Warner Security Corporation. From 1992 to 1995, he was the President at Emerson Electric Company and was responsible for the successful integration of the Fisher Controls Company into Emerson’s existing process control companies, creating Fisher-Rosemont. Earlier, from 1990 to 1992, Mr. Adorjan served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at ESCO Electronics Corporation. From 1968 to 1990, he held a variety of management and executive positions at Emerson Electric Company in finance, international planning, and acquisition and technology functions. Mr. Adorjan is a Director of Thermadyne Holdings Corporation since October 25, 2005, Goss Graphics Systems Inc., HK Systems, and Ranken Technical College. He is the Chairman of Adven Capital. Mr. Adorjan also serves as former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Saint Louis University. Mr. Adorjan received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Economics from St. Louis University.