Lutheran laywomen

Eligibility and Guidelines

The applicant must:

  • be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • hold membership in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • be at least 21 years old.
  • have experienced an interruption in education of two or more years since completion of high school or college.

Additional Scholarship Committee Considerations

  • Involvement in Women of the ELCA

Recipient Commitment

  • Women of the ELCA must be notified in writing of any change in education plans.
  • Scholarship funds must be used within the academic year of the award.
  • Scholarship funds must be returned if the educational program is canceled, or if it is terminated by the recipient’s personal decision.
  • Scholarships funds will be forfeited if the scholarship recipient does not adhere to the timeline set for providing information and documentation needed for awarding funds.
  • If requested, recipient will be interviewed for Women of the ELCA print and/or electronic media.

Application Process Time Line

February 1

Women of the ELCA begins accepting scholarship applications online. Link to materials becomes available on this day.

April 1

All applications must be submitted online on or before this date.

June 1

Scholarship recipients are notified.

Please Note

  • Recipient is eligible to reapply and receive assistance for a maximum of two years.
  • Women of the ELCA reserves the right to not award scholarships in any given year.


link available february 1