All Scholarships

American Legion – Commander’s Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

  • Deadline: April 20
  • Resident of the state of Missouri
  • Honorable discharge from the U.S. Armed Services with at least 90 days of service
  • Full-time student at an accredited institution in the state of Missouri
  • Download application here

Barber Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: May 31
  • Students from the Iroquois West School District of Illinois
  • Pursuing full-time work in the church
  • Application can be requested at methodistof@att.net. Request must include complete mailing address as applications will be sent via postal mail.

Beta Sigma Psi Alumni Seminarian Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: May 15
  • Alumni of fraternity studying to become Lutheran pastor
  • Applicant must be current in any payments owed to chapter or national fraternity
  • Download application here.

Bethesda Lutheran Student Scholastic and Service Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

  • Deadline: May 1
  • Active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation
  • Commitment to inclusion of persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in the local parish
  • First- or second-year students only
  • Download application here

Biermann Memorial Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Member of an LCMS church in the state of Missouri
  • Working toward a degree in church work
  • Download application here

California-Nevada-Hawaii (CNH) District LLL Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Communicant member of a congregation in the CNH District
  • Preparing to enter full-time ministerial profession
  • Attending an LCMS school
  • Download application here

Calihan Academic Fellowship – Acton Institute

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: July 15 and Oct. 15
  • Seminary or graduate student
  • Studying theology, philosophy, religion, history, law, politics, 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
  • Download application here

Champions for Christ Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

Church Mutual Cares Scholarship

Amount $5,000

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Enrolled in a full-time advanced degree in religious studies
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Committed to entering full-time ministry in the United States
  • Download application here

Dora Maclellan Brown Ministry Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: Feb. 15
  • Resident of the greater Chattanooga, Tenn., area
  • Seeking a master’s degree at a theological seminary or graduate school approved by The Generosity Trust
  • Theologically and biblically conservative
  • Download application here

Ella B. Pelz Pastoral Endowment Fund

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: March 1
  • M.Div. or Residential Alternate Route (RAR) 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 Lutheran Confessions as contained in the Book of Concord and the historic Lutheran liturgy
  • Download application here

Gil and Blondie Vogt Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: April 15
  • 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
  • Apply by email expressing interest and showing qualifications to: hofpat2012@gmail.com

Grade Potential Tutoring Scholarship

Amount $1,000

Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation

Amount: To be determined

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

Ignite Multicultural Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

  • Deadline: Feb. 28
  • Applicant must have at least one family member from a different country or culture, or have been influenced by a different culture while growing up
  • Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States
  • Two page essay is required
  • GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Download application here

Indiana District LWML Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: March 15
  • Communicant member of a congregation in the Indiana District
  • Attending an LCMS college or university with approved enrollment
  • Download application here

John-Elizabeth Blaho Miller Fund

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Preference will be given to students from Hungary or Hungarian lineage
  • Attend a sminary in preparation for Lutheran ministry
  • Purse a degree or studies in theology
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Download application here

Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: Jan. 31 and Aug. 31
  • Enrolled in theological related education
  • Students from Washington County, Texas, or surrounding counties are encouraged to apply
  • Applications can be mailed to
    Sally M. Jones
    P.O. Box 382
    Brenham, TX 77834

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship – Seminary Studies

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Resident of Hawaii
  • Attending an accredited graduate school of theology
  • Desire to be ordained in an established Protestant denomination
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Download application here

Justin Haruyama Ministerial Scholarship Fund

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: May 29
  • Full-time student attending an accredited Protestant seminary in the United States
  • Japanese ancestry
  • Preparing for a ministerial degree intending to serve a Japanese-American congregation
  • Download application here

Kansas District LLL Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

Kansas District LWML Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

Lillian Gorell Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Preference will be given to vision impared students or students with an interest in the arts
  • Planning to work or hold a career in the UNited States
  • Maintain minumum GPA of 2.0
  • Download application here

Ludwig and Lizette Fincke Endowment Fund

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: Sept. 15
  • Members of Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville, Ill., will be given priority
  • M.Div. students with 3.5 GPA or above
  • Strong academic background in exegetical, historical and systematic theology
  • Applicantion shall be unequivocally committed to and subscribe in writing to orthodox, biblical confessional doctrines of the LCMS and shall not subscribe to the ordination of homosexuals or women to the pastoral ministry
  • Applicant shall submit either a paper of 20 pages previously prepared for a seminary class or prepare a manuscript on an issue of contemporary interest to the church
  • Essays will be submitted to the Financial Aid Office

Marguerite Young Endowment Fund

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline March 31
  • Second-year or later student
  • Attend a Protestant seminary as a M.Div. student, preparing for full-time ministry
  • Pursue a degree or studies in theology
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Download application here

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Ministry Scholarship

Amount: $3,500 per semester

  • Deadline: Jan. 5
  • Resident of one of the northernmost counties of the Texas panhandle and citizen of the United States
  • Intending to serve as pulpit pastor upon graduation
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or graduate GPA of 3.0
  • Must enroll in and pass nine credit hours each semester
  • Download application here

LCMS Missouri District LLL Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

LCMS Missouri District LWML Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Communicant member of an LCMS congregation in the state of Missouri one year prior to application
  • Working toward a degree that leads to a career in church work
  • Enrolled full-time at an LCMS-affiliated school
  • Download application here

Munderloh Ministerial Scholarship Foundation

Amount: $3,000

  • Deadline: June 15
  • Full-time M.Div. or RAR student
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Applications must be returned to the Financial Aid Office
  • Download application here

Myron J. Walker Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: March 16
  • Resident of Iowa
  • Pursuing a career in the minstry
  • Selection is based on academic excellence, overall fitness for the profession and financial need
  • Download application here

Nebraska South District LWML Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Resident of the Nebraska South District
  • Enrolled full-time at an LCMS-affiliated school
  • 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
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Opal Dancey Memorial Foundation

Pamela Ann Prevallet Hymn Writing Competition

Amount: $1,000 – $3,000

  • Deadline: Aug. 1
  • Pursuing a M.Div. degree
  • Applicant must have completed vicarage
  • Applicant must submit an original hymn text to be used in ministry
  • Hymn must have multiple stanzas and be rooted in biblical teaching
  • Entries should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office

Our Savior Lutheran Church Seminary Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

Richard E. Herman Emerging Leader Award

Amount: $4,000

  • Deadline: Aug. 1
  • Any student between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Professional or volunteer efforts are challenging the systems that perpetuate poverty
  • Effective leadership
  • Download application here

Siebert Lutheran Foundation

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: July 1
  • M.Div. or RAR student
  • Second-year or later student
  • Member of a Lutheran congregation in the state of Wisconsin
  • Download application here

St. John’s College Alumni Association

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: April 1
  • Direct descendant of alumni or former faculty and staff of St. John’s College in Winfield, Kan.
  • Enrolled full-time at an LCMS-affiliated school
  • Download application here

The Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Minneapolis Scholarship

Amount: $8,000

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Member of a congregation of the LCMS Minnesota South District
  • Pursuing a career in professional or lay ministry
  • Full-time student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Download application here

The International Order of King’s Daughters and Sons

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: April 1
  • Full-time M.Div. student
  • Must be a citizen of the United States or Canada
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Download application here

The Kosciuszko Foundation Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 – $7,000

  • Deadline: Jan. 16
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Polish descent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Full-time student in any graduate program
  • Download application here

The Redeemer Foundation Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

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

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: May 15
  • M.Div. or RAR student
  • Second-year or later 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
  • Download application here

Tulare County Lutheran Scholarship Program

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Current or former resident of Tulare County, Calif.
  • Enrolled in an accredited graduate school
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 and maintain a GPA of 3.0 in graduate school
  • Download application here

Trinity Lutheran Foundation Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

W. B. Small Trust

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Full-time M.Div. student at an accredited seminary
  • Must have lived or currently live in Iowa
  • Download application here

Wampner-Hoffmyer Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Resident of the LCMS Indiana District three years prior to application
  • Enrolled in an educational program to become a pastor
  • Download application here

William J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Resident of Allegheny County, Pa.
  • Member of the Lutheran denomination
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Download application here

WomenLead Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Female student attending the Seminary
  • Must be eager to lead through action, innovative vision and faith-inspired passion
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate active Christian faith and practice
  • Be involved in civic engagement, social change and service, and demonstrate a history of involvement
  • Download application here

Wyoming District LWML Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 30
  • Member of the Wyoming District
  • Attending an LCMS college or university studying for full-time church work
  • Download application here