Lutheran Scholarships

If you think Lutheran scholarships only exist for study in Minnesotans, think again. The Lutheran Church is eager to dish out scholarship money like a second helping of hotdish at the church potluck. The Lutheran church is committed to helping its members find money for college by providing both local scholarships and national awards. Lutheran scholarships exist to help its members attend college, avoid student loans, and achieve their educational goals. The Lutheran faith strongly believes in community service providing financial aid to those in need. The Lutheran Church, like many other scholarship providers, awards scholarships to students they think will grow to become productive members of society and the church.

Beta Sigma Psi Martin Luther Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • The Martin Luther Scholarship is offered by the Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity. The scholarship winner will receive $2,000 towards tuition and fees at any accredited four-year college or university in the United States. Payment will be made directly to the student's college or university. Scholarship finalists will be contacted for a phone interview with the scholarship committee. In [...] More

Beta Sigma Psi University of Illinois Christian Leadership Award

  • Application Deadline: 2/17/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Christian Leadership Award winner will receive $1,500 as a scholarship towards tuition and fees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Runner-ups may be eligible for $500. Young men who wish to apply are under no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member for consideration.

    Essay: Please write an essay (500 words maximum) on what being a Christian gentleman [...] More

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Lutheran Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2017
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities.

    Eligibility/Requirements:
    -Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation
    -Be a freshmen, sophomore, or junior at an accredited college/university
    -Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    -Have a career objective in the [...] More

Bethesda Student Scholastic Scholarships for High School Seniors

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2017
  • Amount: $500
  • Up to two scholarships will be awarded each year to Lutheran high school seniors pursuing a post-secondary degree in any academic area that will prepare them to serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

    Eligibility:
    -Be an active member of a Lutheran congregation
    -Be classified as a senior
    -Minimum 3.0 GPA

    For more information and to apply, visit the [...] More

Bethesda Student Scholastic Scholarships for Seminarian Students

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2017
  • Amount: $3,000
  • One scholarship is awarded each year to a Lutheran seminarian displaying interest in service to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in a congregational setting.

    Eligibility:
    -Be an active member of a Lutheran congregation
    -Be a current college senior, accepted into a seminary program for the fall
    -Be classified as a 1st or 2nd year student at any seminary affiliated [...] More

Ruth K. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2018
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Choristers Guild was founded in Los Angeles by the late Ruth Krehbiel Jacobs, based on an idea - the systematic development of Christian character in boys and girls through the medium of the church Children's Choir. The Scholarship Fund provides financial aid to full-time students preparing for church music ministry. An applicant must be a junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in music, [...] More

Valparaiso University Allen Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/6/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Allen Scholarship is for students who are preparing for professional church vocations. The award amount varies, based on financial need. Students must complete the undergraduate admission application and Allen Application by the deadline to be considered. Applicants need letters of recommendation from a teacher/counselor and a pastor. To renew the scholarship, recipients must maintain a [...] More

Valparaiso University Ament-Benner Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ament-Brenner Scholarship is for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis area. Applicants must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, pre-med etc.). Amount varies, based on financial need. Applicants must complete undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA by the [...] More

Valparaiso University Award for Excellence

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Award candidates are nominated in their junior year of high school by their Lutheran high school principal. Nominations are based on academic success and leadership skills. Recipients are notified with the offer of [...] More

Valparaiso University Ed Voelz Endowed Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ed Voelz Endowed Scholarship is offered to graduates of St. Peter's Lutheran School in Columbus, IN. Students must complete undergraduate admission application to be considered for this [...] More

Valparaiso University Lutheran Leadership Award

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2017
  • Amount: Varies
  • Leadership awards are for Lutheran students who are actively engaged in leadership roles in their districts, synods, or Lutheran high schools. Candidates must be high school seniors nominated by leaders within a Lutheran denomination. Students will be notified by the Office of Church Relations in mid-March.

    Contact the Office of Admissions or Office of Church Relations with any questions. [...] More

Valparaiso University Martin Luther Award

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Dependent daughters and sons of full-time, professional, rostered Lutheran Church workers. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible. The scholarship is $10,000 per year. (Note: If a student qualifies for a higher academic scholarship, it will replace the Martin Luther Award.)

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Funded by the law firm of Buttafuoco & Associates, YCL was created to support the next generation of dedicated, Christian professionals who will use their talents to impact their families, communities, and the world. YCL is for the empowerment of students who have shown dedication, character, promise, determination and a desire to apply those qualities to their God-given calling. Young people [...] More

Last Reviewed: April 2017

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