Herbert W. and Corinne Chilstrom Scholarship for women preparing for ordained ministry
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. This scholarship was established in 1996 to honor the first bishop of the ELCA, Bishop Herbert W. Chilstrom, and his wife, the Rev. Corinne Chilstrom. It was intentionally begun during the 25th anniversary year of the ordination of women in the predecessor ELCA bodies. The average award has been between $600 and $1,000.
An application will be considered complete once all forms have been submitted to Women of the ELCA at the address below. The following forms must be completed and returned by the deadline: February 15, 2016.
If a college transcript is required, all transcripts must be mailed to Women of the ELCA by the institution, by the deadline. (If an applicant has been out of school more than three years, disregard this requirement.)
The following forms must be mailed directly to Women of the ELCA from the individuals providing the references:
Academic Reference Form (A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has taught the applicant within the last three years; disregard if out of school more than three years.)
Mail all application material to:
Women of the ELCA Scholarship Program