Scholarships

Scholarship Information

 Applications for the Biermann, Bretzlaff, Dissen, Munderloh, Our Savior, Pelz, Trinity and Wampner-Hoffmyer scholarships are available by request through the Financial Aid Office.  For all other scholarships, we suggest you go to their website or correspond with the organization to request a scholarship application.  Tell them where you plan to attend school and your program of study (e.g. M.Div., MA, etc.).  Scholarships with an asterisks (*) next to the name are only available for M.Div. and Alternate Route students.  Also, be sure to contact your District LWML and LLL for any scholarships which they may award.

 

American Legion – Commander’s Scholarship

Amount: $1000

 

Bethesda Lutheran Student Scholastic and Service Scholarship

Amount: $3000

  • Active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation
  • Commitment to inclusion of persons with intellecutal and/or developmental disabilities in the local parish
  • First or Second year students only
  • Deadline May 1
  • www.bethesdalutherancommunities.org/scholarships

 

Biermann Memorial Scholarship

  • Member of an LCMS Church in the State of Missouri
  • Working towards a degree that leads to a career in church work
  • Deadline April 30
  • Download Here
  • or pick up in the Financial Aid Office

 

Bill Raskob Foundation

This is a loan, not a scholarship or grant!

  • Loans are interest free and repayment begins six months after graduation or studies are terminated
  • Must be an American citizen
  • Enrolled in an accredited institution and taking actual coursework (no thesis, dissertation, vicarage, internship, etc.)
  • Deadline May 15
  • www.billraskob.org

 

Calihan Academic Fellowship – Acton Institute

  • Seminary or Graduate student
  • Studying Theology, Philosophy, Religion, Economics or related fields
  • Academic work that shows outstanding potential
  • Must demonstrate the potential to advance understanding in the relationship between theology and the principles of the free and virtuous society
  • Deadline July 15
  • www.acton.org/program/student_awards/calihan-academic-fellowship

 

Champions for Christ Scholarship

 

Dora Maclellan Brown Ministry Scholarship

 

Ella B. Pelz Pastoral Endowment Fund

  • M.Div or Alt. Route student
  • Second year or later student
  • Must demonstrate a strict, active commitment to traditional confessional Lutheran doctrine, as drawn from the Holy Bible by the Olutheran Confessions as contained in the Book of Concord and the Historic Lutheran liturgy
  • Deadline March 1
  • Available in the Financial Aid Office

Gil and Blondie Vogt Scholarship

  • Resident of Nebraska
  • Member of an LCMS Church
  • Desire educational training to pursue an LCMS related vocation
  • Attending a seminary associated with the LCMS
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Deadline April 15
  • Apply by email expressing interest and showing qualifications to: hofpat2012@gmail.com

 

Herbert and Hildegard Brown Scholarship

  • Member of any LCMS Church (members of congregations in Northwest Florida are encouraged to apply)
  • Applicants are considered in regard to character, talents, leadership, and scholastic standing, as well as exhibiting a caring and loving attitude
  • Deadline March 1
  • www.gslcshalimar.org/scholarship

 

Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation

  • M.Div, Alt. Route or Deaconess (residential) student
  • Full time student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Students must be moral, conservative and ambitious and must be a credit to America
  • Deadline May 15
  • Available in the Financial Aid Office after April 1

 

Indiana District LWML Scholarship

  • Communicant member of a congregation in the Indiana District
  • Attending a LCMS Synodical scholl with approved enrollment
  • Deadline March 15
  • http://www.lwmlindiana.org/

Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship

  • Enrolled in theological related education
  • Students from Washington County, Texas or surrounding counties are encouraged to apply
  • Applications can be requested by mail:
  • Sally M. Jones
  • P.O. Box 382
  • Brenham, TX 77833

 

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship

 

Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship Fund

  • Full time student
  • Attending an accredited Protestant seminary in the United States
  • Japanese ancestry
  • Preparing for a ministerial degree
  • Intent of serving a Japanese-American congregation
  • Deadline May 30
  • www.jauc.org/haruyama/

 

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Ministry Scholarship

 

  •  Amount $3500 per semester
  • Resident of one of the northernmost counties of the Texas panhandle
  • Intending to serve as a public pastor upon graduation
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or graduate GPA of 3.0
  • Must enroll in and pass 9 credit hours each semester
  • Deadline January 31
  • www.bivinsfoundations.org/scholarships

 

Muderloh Ministerial Scholarship Foundation

  • Full time student
  • M.Div or Alt. Route student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Deadline June 15
  • Applications must be returned to the Financial Aid Office
  • www.munderloh.org/applications.asp

 

Myron J. Walker Scholarship

 

Nebraska South District LWML Scholarship

  • Resident of the Nebraska South District
  • Enrolled full time at a synodically affiliated college
  • Must plan to be in full time professional service for the church upon completion of studies
  • Selection based on academic achievement, leadership, church involvement and financial need
  • Deadline June 1
  • http://lwmlnesouth.homestead.com/donations.html

 

Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation

 

Our Savior Lutheran Church Seminary Scholarship

  • Full time student
  • M.Div or Alt. Route student
  • Second and Fourth year student
  • Deadline May 31
  • Available in the Financial Aid Office

 

Robert A. Stehlin Campaign for ALS

Siebert Lutheran Foundation

  • M.Div or Alt. Route student
  • Member of a Lutheran congregation in the state of Wisconsin
  • Deadline July 1
  • www.siebertfoundation.org

St. John’s College Alumni Association

 

The Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Minneapolis Scholarship

The International Order of King’s Daughters and Sons

The Rev. David V. and Judity Dissen Excellence in the Study of the Lutheran Confessions Scholarship Fund

  • M.Div and Alt. Route student
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstrate a “quia” subscription to the Lutheran Confessions
  • Confess that Holy Scripture is the “norma Normans” of our Christian doctrine, faith and life, and that the Holy Scriptures are indeed inspired, inerrant and infallible
  • Deadline May 15
  • Available in the Financial Aid Office

The Tulare County Lutheran Scholarship Program

Trinity Lutheran Foundation Scholarship

  • Member of an LCMS Church from the 007: Grand Island Circuit of NE
  • Deadline March 1
  • Available in the Financial Aid Office
  • W. B. Small Trust
  • M.Div student
  • Full time student
  • Attending an accredited seminary
  • Have a strong connection to Iowa
  • www.wbsmalltrust.org

Wampner-Hoffmyer Scholarship

  • Resident of the Indiana District of LCMS three years prior to application
  • Enrolled in an educational program to become a Pastor
  • Available in the Financial Aid Office

William J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Resident of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Lutheran demonimation
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Submit an essay highlighting facts about yourself
  • Provide 2 letters of reference
  • Deadline April 1
  • http://www.pittsburghfoundation.org/node/1740

Wyoming District LWML Scholarship

Scholarship Search

There are many websites that allow students to search for scholarships that they may be eligible for. We encourage students to spend some time that they may be eligible for. We encourage students to spend some time searching and applying for outside scholarships in order to reduce student loan debt.