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: $500

  • 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: $1,000

  • 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 15
  • 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: August 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: $500 – $1,000

  • Deadline: July 15 and Oct. 15
  • Seminary or graduate student
  • Studying theology, philosophy, 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

  • Deadline: Multiple deadlines (see website)
  • Must be studying to enter full-time Christian ministry
  • Download application here

Chris Anderson WomenLead Scholarship

Amount: $3,000

  • 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

Church Mutual Cares Scholarship

Amount $5,000

  • Deadline: April 8
  • 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. Application available February 12 – April 8

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: nottenus@yahoo.com

Hilda E. Bretzlaff Foundation

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Full-time M.Div., RAR or Deaconess (residential) student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Download Application Here

Indiana District LWML Scholarship

Amount: $500

  • Deadline: March 15
  • Communicant member of a congregation in the Indiana District
  • Attending an LCMS college or university with approved enrollment
  • Download application here. Click on “Resources” to locate application.

Island Lutheran Church Endowment Fund

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Students from the Southeastern or Florida/Georgia Districts are encouraged to apply
  • Write a short essay that describes the role of your faith in your life
  • 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
  • Send request for application to:
    Julie Ann Jones Memorial Theological Scholarship
    P.O. Box 382
    Brenham, TX 77834

Juliette M. Atherton Scholarship – Seminary Studies

Amount: average of $2,500

  • 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

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

Lutheran Lay Fellowship Scholarship

Amount: $2,000

  • Deadline: April 15
  • Active member of a Lutheran congregation in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area
  • Must be accepted or already attending on a full-time basis a Lutheran Seminary
  • Download application here

Marguerite Young Endowment Fund

Amount: Average of $1,500

  • Deadline: April 15
  • 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 Barbara Price Lutheran Scholarship for Graduate & Professional Education

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: April 30
  • Current or former resident of Madera, Kings, Kern or Tulare County, California
  • 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

Mary E. Bivins Foundation Ministry Scholarship

Amount: $3,500 per semester

  • Deadline: Jan. 31
  • 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

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 residential M.Div., Alt. Route or MA Deaconess 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 15
  • 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: $1,000

  • Deadline: June 1
  • Resident of the Nebraska South District
  • Enrolled full time at a synodically affiliated school or enrolled in synod’s SMP program
  • 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
  • Download application here

OurMilitary Veteran Recognition Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: Multiple deadlines (see website)
  • Be an active service member or veteran; or a spouse or child of an active service member or veteran
  • Full-time student at an accredited US college or university
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7
  • Download application here

Our Savior Lutheran Church Seminary Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

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

Siebert Lutheran Foundation

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: July 1
  • Alternate Route (residential), EIIT, SMP or SMP-GPC 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: $5,000-$9,000

  • 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: $1,000

  • Deadline: March 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 Redeemer Foundation Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: Aug. 15
  • Resident of the state of Michigan
  • M.Div. or RAR student
  • First- and second-year students
  • Provide your name, home address, home congregation and a letter indicating what led you to become a pastor.
  • Send to TimFrost@kirco.com

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

Trinity Education Foundation Seminary Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Called to full-time ministry and will be attending an accredited Christian seminary in the U.S.
  • Called to participate in the body of Christ by exemplifying God’s unconditional love in their work and their lives; desire to serve others; intends to work in a vocation that expresses these ideals
  • Download application here

Trinity Lutheran Foundation Scholarship

Amount: To be determined

Veterans & Military Family Scholarship

Amount: $1,000

  • Deadline: Multiple deadlines (see website)
  • Must be currently serving in the military, honorably discharged, or have an active duty or retired military spouse or parent
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Download application here

W. B. Small Trust

Amount: $2,500

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

William J. Wolf Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: $17,000

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

Wyoming District LWML Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 31
  • Member of the Wyoming District
  • Attending an LCMS college or university studying for full-time church work
  • Download application here