Luther Seminary is committed to educating as many leaders as the church needs and having them graduate without debt. Together, we can prepare financially healthy Christian public leaders to serve in God’s world.
Join us and support students through endowed scholarships.
Empower future pastors and church leaders
Student debt is one of the greatest barriers for future pastors and church leaders. Endowed scholarships help fund the Jubilee Scholarship, which covers tuition costs for all M.A. and M.Div. students at Luther Seminary.
Endowed scholarships at Luther Seminary provide nearly half of the funding for the Jubilee Scholarship each year.
- Scholarships can be in your name or in the name of a cherished family member or pastor.
- Endowed scholarships are a lasting legacy that will support students in perpetuity.
- Endowed scholarships require a minimum gift of $50,000.
- Gifts can be added to an endowed scholarship through estate gifts or by family and friends.
Ways to fund an endowed scholarship
- Cash gifts
- Appreciated stocks
- IRA-required minimum distributions
- Bequest in a will
- Charitable gift annuity
- Insurance beneficiary designation
- IRA beneficiary designation
May we help you meet your philanthropic goals while supporting Christian public leaders?
- Read about Marge Hegge’s decision to establish the Rev. Irvin Junis Lovseth and Harriet Lovseth Scholarship×
Margaret 'Marge' Hegge
Luther Seminary has been a part of Margaret “Marge” Hegge’s life since the year she was born, when her father used the G.I. Bill to enroll. In 2012, the family created a named scholarship in honor of their parents: the Rev. Irvin Junis Lovseth and Harriet Lovseth Scholarship, which funds a student’s tuition every year.
“I remember [my father] talking about how profound his teachers were, and I’ve felt called to be part of this place to honor him and support the evolution of our denomination,” says Marge, who is chair of the Luther Seminary Board of Directors.
In addition to establishing the named scholarship with family members, Marge is a vocal champion of the Jubilee Scholarship, calling it “a top priority in my personal and professional life.” It’s important to her to remove the financial barriers that prevent people from pursuing a calling in ministry.
Marge is enthusiastic about the innovative spirit of the seminary’s leadership, despite the risks involved in tackling things that have never been done before. “They have moved faithfully ahead to where the Spirit is leading, and that is powerful,” she says.