Luther Seminary Service Scholarship
Incoming students will be recognized by awarding service scholarship to those who have completed a year if service in Young Adults Global Mission (YAGM), Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC), ELCA Global Teach Program (J-3), or Urban Servant Corps. The scholarship will be awarded in addition to other Luther Seminary awarded aid.
- Must have completed their service within five (5) years of entry date to Luther Seminary.
- Award is $5,000 per year. $2,500 in fall term and $2,500 in spring term.
- Will be awarded for 3 years to an M.Div. student
- Will be awarded for 2 years to an M.A. student.
To apply for the Service Scholarship, please request that your supervising volunteer/program coordinator email firstname.lastname@example.org with a confirmation of your dates of service.
Musician in Residence
Deadline: April 1
Luther Seminary seeks to find one or two musicians to serve as the Musician(s) in Residence. Priority will be given to candidates with strong instrumental abilities (guitar, keyboard, organ, drum, other) and worship leadership experience. All musicians seeking to further their worship and music skills while gaining a theological education are encouraged to apply.
The recipient will play a role in worship planning and provide music for Luther Seminary worship on a regular basis (i.e. two times per month). Applicants will be required to audition.
- Must be a resident, full time student
- Scholarship will be granted for a maximum of 16 courses (M.A.) or 30 courses (M.Div.), not including internship year.
- Along with tuition, Musicians in Residence will also receive a $500 per course living stipend.
- Scholarship amount will increase in size accordingly with any tuition increases as student progresses in years. The stipend will remain at $500 per course for the duration of your degree.
- Priority Deadline for acceptance of the scholarship (if selected) is April 1.
To apply to the Musician in Residence Scholarship, please contact Admissions at email@example.com to express your interest.
Beloved Community Scholarship
Deadline: July 1
The Beloved Community Scholars Program provides a $5,000/year stipend ($2,500/Semester) for up to two years for students to serve 10 hours/week in a particular context (i.e. churches and organizations). This program helps develop Christian Public Leaders who form and lead communities with prophetic imagination around issues of social, climate, economic, and racial justice concerns for all people.
The Beloved Community Scholars Program is facilitated by the Contextual Learning team at Luther Seminary. Participants in this program will demonstrate an unflinching commitment to understanding theology, praxis and the intersectionality of race and culture.
- Once enrolled at Luther Seminary, Beloved Community Scholars will participate in BCS-sponsored activities, including participation in a two-day BCS orientation retreat at the beginning of the academic year, monthly gatherings, BCS-led chapel services, and the Beloved Community Institute in the Spring/Summer.
- Beloved Community sites will receive $5000/year ($2500/Semester) for up to two years to allow students to serve 10 hrs/week in a particular context doing intersectional justice work. Not awarded during internship.
- Newly-admitted and current/continuing students are eligible to apply.
Deadline: September 1
Starting in the fall of 2017 all new domestic Th.M. students are eligible to receive a scholarship of $5,000. This scholarship is for the first year only of study. The scholarship will be disbursed twice during the first year. $2,500 per Fall and Spring Semesters.
ELCA Fund for Leaders
Luther Seminary Application Deadline: January 15
ELCA Fund for Leaders Deadline: TBD (usually early February)
Fund for Leaders is a mission of the ELCA to raise up rostered leaders for the church by providing four types of scholarships, including full-tuition scholarships to the recipient’s choice of an ELCA seminary to which they have been admitted. Full-tuition scholarships are awarded to students for the duration of their required seminary coursework, provided they remain in good standing with their seminary and in their candidacy process. Luther Seminary awards an additional $750 stipend for every course covered by the Fund for Leaders scholarship.
Eligible applicants will be rostered-bound candidates (Word and Sacrament or Word and Service) who have been admitted to one or more ELCA seminaries, will be enrolled full time starting Fall 2021, and have received a positive entrance decision or have at least begun the process of seeking candidacy for rostered ministry in the ELCA. Recipients of Fund for Leaders scholarships may apply their full-tuition scholarship to any ELCA seminary that has offered them admission.
How to apply:
- Apply to Luther Seminary by January 15
- Apply to Fund for Leaders by early February
- Both application to Luther and Fund for Leaders requires you to have begun the candidacy process