What is WELCA? It’s an easy way to say Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Our organization includes Lutheran women who gather in more than 4,500 locations in the U.S. and the Caribbean, for service, study, advocacy, fellowship and more. WELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support our mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen provide assistance to Lutheran women studying for a career other than ordained ministry.
The purpose of the Scholarship for Lutheran laywomen is to provide assistance to women studying for a career other than ordained ministry. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must: be a citizen of the United States of America; hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; be at least 21 years old; and have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since completion of high school or college.