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, 2015.

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.)

 


Herbert W. and Corinne Chilstrom Scholarship for women preparing for ordained ministry

Background information and requirements  |  Application Process  |  Application

 
 

The following forms must be mailed directly to Women of the ELCA from the individuals providing the references:

Pastors' Reference Form
(If the pastor is a relative, request a reference from the chairperson or vice-chairperson of the congregation.)

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.)

Personal Reference Form
(A letter from someone who has knowledge of the applicant’s potential.)

Mail all application material to:     

Women of the ELCA Scholarship Program
ATTN: Valora Starr
8765 W. Higgins Rd.
Chicago, IL 60631-4101


It is the responsibility of the applicant to insure that Women of the ELCA has received all completed application materials. You will not be notified if documents are incomplete.
If you have questions or need clarification, please call 1-800-638-3522, extension 2741, or email: valora.starr@elca.org