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The Lutheran faith strongly believes in community service providing financial aid to those in need. The Lutheran Church, like many other scholarship providers, awards scholarships to students they think will grow to become productive members of society and the church. Be sure to check out this directory and see which lutheran scholarship you are eligible for!

Lutheran Student Scholastic and Service Scholarship

The Lutheran Student Scholastic and Service Scholarship is available for junior and senior students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in any academic area that will prepare them to serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Total: $3000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 15

Bethesda Lutheran Communities Seminarian Scholarship

The Bethesda Lutheran Communities Seminarian scholarship application is open to all eligible seminary/post-graduate students. Students going on to their internship/vicarage year do not qualify.

Total: $3000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  May 15

ECLA Synod and Congregation Scholarships

The ELCA Fund for Leaders Synod or Congregation Scholarship is offered to ELCA seminary students by synods and congregations that have established a scholarship endowment fund through Fund for Leaders. Students must be first nominated by a synod or congregation with a fund in order to apply.

Total: $50000 Awards:  260
Deadline:  June 5

John-Elizabeth Blaho Miller Fund

The John-Elizabeth Blaho Miller Fund Scholarship is available for recipients from Hungary and of Hungarian lineage and plan to attend a seminary to prepare for the Lutheran ministry. Other criteria include financial need and a completed application

Total: $30000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  June 30

Ament Brenner Scholarship

The Ament Brenner Scholarship is available for members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis, Mo., area.

Total: $30000 Awards:  10

Lutheran Leadership Scholarship

The Lutheran Leadership Scholarship is available for Lutheran students who are actively engaged in leadership roles in their districts, synods, or Lutheran high schools.

Total: $50000 Awards:  2
Deadline:  January 15

ECLA Funds For Leaders Full Tuition Scholarships

Fund for Leaders Direct Full-Tuition scholarships are awarded to students in their first year of seminary and, as long as students remain eligible, funding is guaranteed for the duration of required seminary coursework.

Total: $18000 Awards:  50
Deadline:  February 01

ECLA Funds for Leaders Federal Chaplaincy Scholarships

The Federal Chaplaincy Ministries of the ELCA seeks out, supports, nurtures and sends exemplary pastors and seminary students to serve as federal chaplains or chaplain candidates for the U.S. military, Veterans Affairs hospitals and federal correctional institutions.

Total: $4000 Awards:  20
Deadline:  February 14

Herbert W. and Corinne Chilstrom Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide assistance to Lutheran women who are second-career students entering their final year at an ELCA seminary.

Total: $1000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 15

Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen

Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen provide assistance to Lutheran women studying for a career other than ordained ministry. Award amounts vary and are based on donations for the current period. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be an active member of WECLA.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  February 15

ECLA Funds for Leaders Mission Developer / Redeveloper Scholarships

The ELCA Fund for Leaders Mission Developer/Redeveloper Scholarship is for students who are fulltime rising middlers, seniors or TEEM candidates at an ELCA seminary, who are identified and nominated by their seminary and by ELCA Domestic Mission as mission developer/redeveloper candidates.

Total: $10000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  March 13