Lutheran Scholarships

If you think Lutheran scholarships only exist for study in Minnesota, think again. The Lutheran Church is eager to dish out scholarship money like it’s a second helping of hotdish at the church potluck. With its emphasis on cooperation and community, it’s not surprise 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 assist members of the faith in attending college and achieving their educational goals. The Lutheran faith believes strongly in providing service to the community and financial aid to those in need. Plus, organizations offering Lutheran scholarships, like many other scholarship providers, hope that by giving you scholarship awards now, they’re putting you in a position where you may be able to donate to their cause once you’re wealthy and successful. Just think—if you win a Lutheran scholarship, avoid student loans, and eventually graduate and get a good job, why wouldn’t you want to return the favor a few years down the road and help a student just like you pay for school? Well, lots of people funding Lutheran scholarships think that way—they might say it was the Christian thing to do.

2015 Beta Sigma Psi Christian Leadership Award
Application Deadlines: February 14, Annually
This is a scholarship application for a $1,500 scholarship given out to a Lutheran male freshman attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in fall [...] More

Beta Sigma Psi Martin Luther Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 13, Annually
The Martin Luther Scholarship is offered by the Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity. From its beginnings as The Concordia Club in 1921, Beta Sigma Psi was established in 1925 as an National Fraternity dedicated to serving the Lutheran Community. Our membership is made up of Lutheran collegiate men and alumni from congregations across the United States, dedicated to the values of spiritual [...] More

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Lutheran Student Scholastic & Service Scholarship
Application Deadlines: May 01, Annually
Bethesda Lutheran Communities offers two scholarships to Lutheran students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any area of service to people with developmental disabilities.

-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

Playing With Purpose Scholarship
Application Deadlines: February 01, Annually
In 1996, SportQuest (formerly Athletes of Good News) developed a unique award program that recognizes and rewards Christian athletes. More than 60,000 Christian athletes have been touched by the SportQuest Playing With Purpose program, thousands of dollars in scholarships have been awarded and Christian athletes have received prestigious recognition on a national level through TV, newspaper and [...] More

The Winston-Salem Foundation Emma Kapp Ogburn Memorial Fund
Application Deadlines: April 01, Annually
The Emma Kapp Ogburn Memorial Fund was established in September 1946 by S.C. Ogburn as a memorial to his wife, Mrs. Emma Kapp Ogburn to provide scholars hips to Forsyth County residents of the Methodist denomination who will pursue education for the Methodist ministry or Christian education. The scholarship may provide non-renewable awards of varying amounts based on available income of the fund. [...] More

Valparaiso University Christus Award
Application Deadlines:
The Valparaiso University Christus Award is for a student nominated from a Lutheran high school that is a Christus award winner through a program partnered with AAL. Usually there are six Christus award winning schools each [...] More

Young Christian Leaders Scholarship
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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 Edited: November 2015

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