Scholarships

We offer scholarships in two categories:

Scholarships for Lutheran laywomen

Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen provide assistance to Lutheran women studying for a career other than ordained ministry.

The purpose of the Scholarship for Lutheran laywomen is to provide assistance to women studying for a career other than ordained ministry. General funds for this scholarship come from the Cronk, First Triennium Board, General, Mehring, Paepke, Piero/Wade/Wade, Edwin/Edna Robeck Opportunity Scholarship for Lutheran Laywomen along with funds for specific opportunities from Arne Administrative Scholarship, Schmieder Leadership Scholarship, Amelia Kemp Scholarship, Belmer, Kahler, Vickers/Raup Funds and Irene Drinkall Franke, Mary Seeley Knudstrup Funds.

Administrative leadership: The Arne Administrative Scholarship provides assistance to women interested in reaching the top of their field as administrators. The additional education may be pursued through full-time school attendance, night courses, or summer sessions.

ELCA college and seminary leadership: The Schmieder Leadership Scholarship provides assistance to women administrators and faculty at ELCA colleges and seminaries who wish to participate in leadership training and management training institutes.

Women of color leaders: The Amelia Kemp Scholarship provides assistance to ELCA women of color in undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational courses of study.

ELCA service abroad: The Belmer, Kahler, Vickers/Raup Funds provides assistance to women preparing for ELCA service abroad, either in general or in health professions.

Christian service:  The Irene Drinkall Franke, Mary Seeley Knudstrup Funds provides assistance to women as they take graduate courses preparing them for occupations in Christian service.

Link to application and other essential documents


Scholarship for ordained ministry

The Herbert W. and Corinne Chilstrom Scholarship provides assistance to Lutheran women during their final year at an ELCA seminary. Candidates must be preparing for ordained ministry in the ELCA and must have been endorsed by their synodical candidacy committee.

Link to application and other essential documents