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Bonnie and Peter Raquet Scholarship

Deadline:

1/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Internal Luther Seminary Offering

Complete the Presidential Scholarship application form, and follow instructions for Presidential Scholarship.

Up to full tuition scholarship available.

The application deadline is January 31.

Priority Deadline for acceptance of the scholarship (if selected) is April 1.

Criteria:

Complete the Presidential Scholarship application form, and follow instructions for Presidential Scholarship.

Up to full tuition scholarship available.

The application deadline is January 31.

Priority Deadline for acceptance of the scholarship (if selected) is April 1.

Contact:

Jill Apple
Email
651-523-1663

Directors Scholarship

Internal Luther Seminary Offering

The Directors Scholarship is awarded to full-time students in the M.DIV. and M.A. (including dual degree) programs based on merit at the point of admission. Students will be notified if they received the scholarship through their acceptance letter.

Scholarship amounts are renewable and will remain constant for the duration of the award.

Priority Deadline

Students starting in the fall term must submit applications for admission by June 1.

Students starting in J-Term or spring term must submit applications for admission by  November 1.

Criteria:

The Directors Scholarship is awarded to full-time students in the M.DIV. and M.A. (including dual degree) programs based on merit at the point of admission. Students will be notified if they received the scholarship through their acceptance letter.

Scholarship amounts are renewable and will remain constant for the duration of the award.

Priority Deadline

Students starting in the fall term must submit applications for admission by June 1.

Students starting in J-Term or spring term must submit applications for admission by  November 1.

Contact:

Admissions Staff
Email

Leadership Scholarship

Internal Luther Seminary Offering

Leadership scholarships may be awarded as part of the Presidential Scholarship Competition and/or through the Admissions process.

Criteria:

Leadership scholarships may be awarded as part of the Presidential Scholarship Competition and/or through the Admissions process.

Contact:

Admissions staff
Email

Presidential Scholarship

Deadline:

1/31/2015 12:00:00 AM

Internal Luther Seminary Offering

For incoming students starting in the Fall term only.

The renewable Presidential Scholarship is a scholarship for new, full-time students in the M.DIV. and M.A.programs (distance learning, dual degree and transfer students are not eligible).  This scholarship seeks to identify students who embody the Luther Seminary mission statement to "educate leaders for Christian communities."

A separate application, along with a reference form, resume and interview process is required.  Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher with leadership and ministry experience are encouraged to apply.  The interview will take place as part of the Luther Seminary Scholarship Weekend which occurs on February 23 and 24, 2014. 

The application deadline is January 31 and in order for the application considered to be complete, all required documents must be submitted by that date.

Criteria:

For incoming students starting in the Fall term only.

The renewable Presidential Scholarship is a scholarship for new, full-time students in the M.DIV. and M.A.programs (distance learning, dual degree and transfer students are not eligible).  This scholarship seeks to identify students who embody the Luther Seminary mission statement to "educate leaders for Christian communities."

A separate application, along with a reference form, resume and interview process is required.  Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher with leadership and ministry experience are encouraged to apply.  The interview will take place as part of the Luther Seminary Scholarship Weekend which occurs on February 23 and 24, 2014. 

The application deadline is January 31 and in order for the application considered to be complete, all required documents must be submitted by that date.

Contact:

Admissions Staff
Email

Richard Wallace Scholarships

Internal Luther Seminary Offering

This scholarship recognizes leaders who are students of color or students from new immigrant communities in the M.Div or M.A. programs. There are a limited number of scholarships available for both part-time and full-time students.

Along with your application for admission, you must submit a reference form, a resume and an essay.

Richard Wallace Scholarship Application Form

Priority Deadline -

Students starting in the fall term must submit applications for admission by June 1.

Students starting in J-Term or spring term must submit applications for admission by  November 1.

Criteria:

This scholarship recognizes leaders who are students of color or students from new immigrant communities in the M.Div or M.A. programs. There are a limited number of scholarships available for both part-time and full-time students.

Along with your application for admission, you must submit a reference form, a resume and an essay.

Richard Wallace Scholarship Application Form

Priority Deadline -

Students starting in the fall term must submit applications for admission by June 1.

Students starting in J-Term or spring term must submit applications for admission by  November 1.

Contact:

Admissions Staff
Email

Trustee Scholarship

Internal Luther Seminary Offering

The Trustee Scholarship is awarded to full-time students in the M.DIV. and M.A. (including dual degree) programs based on merit at the point of admission.  Students will be notified if they received the scholarship through their acceptance letter.

Scholarship amounts are renewable and will remain constant for the duration of the award.

Priority Deadline -

Students starting in the fall term must submit applications for admission by June 1.

Students starting in J-Term or spring term must submit applications for admission by  November 1.

Criteria:

The Trustee Scholarship is awarded to full-time students in the M.DIV. and M.A. (including dual degree) programs based on merit at the point of admission.  Students will be notified if they received the scholarship through their acceptance letter.

Scholarship amounts are renewable and will remain constant for the duration of the award.

Priority Deadline -

Students starting in the fall term must submit applications for admission by June 1.

Students starting in J-Term or spring term must submit applications for admission by  November 1.

Contact:

Admissions Staff
Email

Vocation Award

Internal Luther Seminary Offering

The Vocation Award is awarded to full-time students in the M.Div. and M.A. (including dual degree) programs based on merit at the point of admission. Students will be notified if they received the scholarship through their acceptance letter.

Scholarship amounts will remain constant for the duration of the award.

Priority Deadline -

Students starting in the fall term must submit applications for admission by June 1.

Students starting in J-Term or spring term must submit applications for admission by  November 1.

Criteria:

The Vocation Award is awarded to full-time students in the M.Div. and M.A. (including dual degree) programs based on merit at the point of admission. Students will be notified if they received the scholarship through their acceptance letter.

Scholarship amounts will remain constant for the duration of the award.

Priority Deadline -

Students starting in the fall term must submit applications for admission by June 1.

Students starting in J-Term or spring term must submit applications for admission by  November 1.

Contact:

Admissions Staff
Email

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Deadline:

6/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 30.

Contact:

Website

Academic Award for Graduate Level Distance Learning Degrees

Deadline:

4/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Applicants must be pursuing their degree through a distance learning program.

Contact:

Website 

Al and Ina Christiansen Charitable Trust

Deadline:

10/31

Criteria:

ELCA Middlers or Seniors planning to become pastors, missionaries or church musicians. Preference is given to students from the Northeastern Iowa Synod.

Contact:

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Alpha Kappa Alpha

Deadline:

8/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Students and undergraduate students, especially Black women, who have excelled academically. Applicants should demonstrate exceptional academic achievement and present evidence of leadership through participation in community and college service.

Contact:

Alpha Kappa Alpha
Attn: Educational Advancement Foundation
Website
Phone: 773 947 0026 
Address: 5656 South Stony Island Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

Alvin & Edel Petersen Scholarship Fund

Deadline:

12/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Full-time students of ELCA seminaries who were active participants in the ministry of the Lutheran Student Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Above average GPA

Contact:

The Alvin & Edel Petersen Scholarship Fund
Lutheran Student Center
Address: 535 North Sixteenth Street Lincoln, NE 68508

American Association of University Women

Deadline:

Varies

Criteria:

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Contact:

AAUW Educational Foundation Dept 60
Email
Website
Phone: 319 337 1716 ext.60
Address: 301 ACT Drive Iowa City, IA 52243-4030

American Baptist Scholarships

Deadline:

5/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Eligibility criteria for all applicants: • Membership in an American Baptist Churches USA congregation • United States citizenship Graduate students (Ph.D. candidates only) must enroll in a preparative course of study for a church-related vocation. Scholarship amounts vary.

Contact:

Office of Financial Aid for Studies, National Ministries, ABC USA
Website
Phone: 800-ABC-3USA, ext. 2067
Fax: 610-768-2470
Address: P.O. Box 851 Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851

Amy Foundation Writing Awards

Deadline:

1/31/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

The Amy Foundation Writing Awards program is designed to recognize creative, skillful writing that presents in a sensitive, thought-provoking manner the biblical principles on issues affecting the world today with an emphasis on discipling. To be eligible, submitted articles must be published in a secular, non-religious publication (either printed or online) and must be reinforced with at least one passage of scripture.

Contact:

The Amy Foundation Writing Awards
Email
Website
Phone: 517 323 6233
Address: P.O. Box 16091 Lansing MI 48901-6091

Bush Leadership Fellowship

Deadline:

Typically Oct 15 of each year.

Criteria:

The purpose of the program is to enrich the experience of a wide range of promising individuals at mid-career to help them prepare for greater responsibilities and contributions to the communities in which they live and work.

Contact:

Bush Leadership Fellows Program
Email
Website
Phone: 651 227 0891
Address: Suite E 900 First National Bank Building 332 Minnesota Street St. Paul, MN 55101 

Cephas Johnson Seminary Scholarship

Deadline:

4/15/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Must be a resident of Dane County, Wisconsin, and a member of an ELCA congregation in Dane County when enrolling in seminary.

Contact:

Bethel Lutheran Church Endowment Foundation
Email
Website
Address: 312 Wisconsin Avenue Madison, WI 53703

Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation

Deadline:

Jun 1 for funds beginning in July of the next year

Criteria:

The foundation offers research grants for projects that promote a balance between technology advancements and preservation of the natural/human environment. Does not fund scholarships or tuition reimbursements.

Contact:

Lindbergh Foundation
Website
Email
Phone: 763 576 1596
Fax: 763 576 1664
Address: 2150 Third Avenue North, Suite 310 Anoka, MN 55303-2200  

Cleven Seminary Scholarship

Deadline:

5/1/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

For MDiv candidates who will be ordained in the ELCA. Must be a graduate of St. Olaf College.

Contact:

Cleven Seminary Scholarship Office of Church Relations
St. Olaf College
Email
Phone: 507 786 8254
Address: 1520 St. Olaf Avenue Northfield, MN 55057-1098

Daniel R. Hoover Scholarship

Deadline:

3/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

Criteria:

Full-time students preparing for the ministry. Selection is based on academic merit, financial need and community service. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

Contact:

Email
Website