Story Magazine - First Quarter, 2004

Luther Seminary Receives Thrivent Grant for Student-Oriented Activities

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation has awarded Luther Seminary a $72,000 grant for student oriented activities. The grant will be dispersed during spring semester 2003-2004 and fall semester 2004-2005. Monies will come from four funds:

The Thrivent Leadership Fund will allow students to participate in off-campus conferences, workshops and other programs that compliment the academic program at Luther Seminary. The emphasis is on training in leadership skills for ministry.

The Thrivent Enrichment Series will subsidize events that enrich seminary life and enliven co-curricular offerings. A portion will be dedicated to funding service learning experiences, such as the Day of Service during First Week.

Financial Planning for the Future will fund a fall 2004 workshop for seniors to help with the preparation of budgets, debt management and charitable giving. Each participant will have time for a one-on-one consultation with a financial planner or an attorney.

Thrivent Memento will provide a permanent memento for each student enrolled in at least two credit hours (per semester).