Students at commencement

Student Awards

For excellence in and out of the classroom

Each year at Luther Seminary's commencement ceremony, a number of students receive awards recognizing their outstanding achievement in the following areas.

Graduate Preaching Fellowship

The Graduate Preaching Fellowship offers a M.Div. senior the opportunity to improve one's preaching through study and travel abroad.

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David W. Preus Servant Leadership Award

The David W. Preus Servant Leadership Award provides the opportunity to pursue a 2-3 month servant leadership project.

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Caring for Creation Shalom Hill Farm Fellowship

The Caring for Creation Shalom Hill Farm Fellowship provides the opportunity to pursue a 12-week caring for creation project at Shalom Hills Farm.

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John Milton Prize in Old Testament

The John Milton Prize recognizes a graduating M.Div. or M.A. student's outstanding work in Old Testament.

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The G.M. and Minnie Bruce Prize in New Testament

The Bruce Prize recognizes a graduating M.Div. or M.A. student's outstanding work in New Testament.

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A.E. Hanson Prizes in Homiletics

The Hanson Prizes are awarded to graduating seniors based on homiletical skills.

Children, Youth and Family Prize

The CYF Prize is given annually to one or more students who demonstrate excellence in reflecting theologically, culturally and pragmatically on the practice of children, youth, young adult, adult or family ministries.

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Frederick Buechner Prize for Excellence in Preaching

The Buechner Prize is given to an outstanding Master of Divinity graduate. It is intended to help bring the words, ideas and works of Frederick Buechner to a new generation of clergy, with a particular emphasis on enhancing preaching and writing.