Wallace Scholarship Application


The Richard Wallace Scholarship was created in honor of Dr. Richard Wallace. A faculty member at Luther Seminary, he was a “champion for peace and justice.” His legacy honors the diversity of God’s people and ministry in the world. 

The renewable Wallace Scholarship is a scholarship for students of color or students from new immigrant communities of faith in the M.A. or M.DIV. programs. 

Instructions: All of the following application materials must be received by June 1 for students who intend to start in the summer or fall and by November 1 for January or spring term starts. 

1. Completed application for admission 

2. Scholarship reference form completed by your pastor or other denominational leader who has observed you in leadership capacities pertinent to your vocational goals. Please fill out your referencce information below and a reference form will be emailed directly to your reference.

3. Resume (email a pdf or word document to admissions@luthersemedu)

4. Application Essay/Form 

Wallace Scholarship Form
First Name*:
Middle Initial:
Last Name*:
Email*:
Undergraduate Graduation Date*:
Essay
You may elect to send the essay in to admissions@luthersem.edu. Keep in mind that this does not extend the due date. All materials must be received by June 1 for students who intend to start in the summer or fall and by November 1 for January or spring term starts

1. Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.
2. Why are you a good candidate to receive this scholarship?
3. What do you see as the future of the Church and how will you be a part of it? (Combined word count: 500-1000 max)

Privacy Information
Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Buckley Amendment), which gives students the right to inspect and review their education records, students may waive their right to see specific confidential statements and letters of recommendation. In the belief that applicants, and the persons from whom they request evaluation, may wish to preserve the confidentiality of those evaluations.

I waive my right to view this recommendation:

Reference Information
Please complete this section so we can email the form directly to your reference.
First Name*:
Last Name*:
Position*:
Church/Organization*:
Email*: