2020-2021 Scholarships Application Form

2020-2021 Scholarship Flyer

2020-2021 Scholarship Application Form

This download will contains the application and reference forms needed to apply for a scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year.

For Additional Scholarship Information contact:
Valerie Johnson, Scholarships Chairman
13651 110st Street
Hoffman, MN 56339

Additional Scholarship Offerings can be found by contacting:
Minnesota North District LCMS Office
  PO Box 604
  Brainerd, MN 56401
  Phone: 1 (800) 482-5022 or 218-829-1781


We LWML sisters are continuing to do our Mite-y thing. Scholarships for full-time church workers has been our focus within the Minnesota North District through two mission grants. All eligible applicants share the "Scholarships for Full-time Church Worker Students" award. Men who are preparing to become ordained pastors at LCMS seminaries located in St. Louis and Fort Wayne are given further support through a second grant, "Scholarships for Seminary Students".

That's the basic information...

If you are a person considering full-time church work, we encourage you to apply anytime between now and deadline of May 15, 2018.

The guidelines for application can be downloaded from the link below. Select any of the colleges and universities within Concordia system listed in the right side-bar. Accepted careers are stated within the Concordia curriculum. Some of you aspire to work in schools and congregations within the States while others have a mission vision that is directing them to national or world missions.

LWML ladies of the Minnesota North District are offering both financial and prayerful support. The paperwork for Concordia college or seminary applications as well as the scholarship application is your responsibility. We want to help you begin or continue your Concordia experience.

High school students looking to begin a Concordia program can use the grade-point average currently available through their High School counselor or principal. We encourage you to not wait until May to fill out the scholarship application – why add unneeded pressure to your end-of-high school days. College students are also encourage to not wait until the last moment, and rather submit their application by spring break.

Note that you are to complete the first three pages, which includes an essay with requested information stated on the application. One to two pages is the guideline. The other three pages include a pastoral reference and two non-relative references. References are to be submitted directly to the scholarship chairman.

Scholarships, once awarded, are not automatically renewed but need to be applied for annually.

LWML grants are separate from any other award package that might be offered at your educational institution. Additional support may be apply for through the Minnesota North District LCMS office at Brainerd, MN.

LWML sisters in Mission are of varied ages but our Mites are ageless. You whom God is calling to prepare for full-time church work are of varied ages also; the need is both ageless and endless.

For further LWML scholarship encouragement, go to the Publication web page and download the district newsletter, "Minnesota Northern Light" published quarterly.

If you have any questions or comments concerning scholarships please send an email to:

About the Scholarships Committee

The Scholarships Committee: Our purpose is to encourage students who are members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod that are considering full-time church work careers. God directs our Mites to enable students to attend our universities and encourages discipleship. This partnership rewards us all!

2018-2019 LWML Scholarship Recipients

For more than 50 years, the LWML Minnesota North District has been offering scholarships for those seeking full-time church work. The delegates at our district conventions have voted to fund these scholarships through our mission grants, which are funded through generous mite giving.

Scholarships are available to residents of the Minnesota North District who are also members of an LCMS congregation. Applicants must be preparing for full-time church work for the LCMS.

"For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them..." Romans 12:4-6b

Scholarships Committee

Scholarships Chairman
Valerie Johnson

Pastoral Counselor
Rev. Donald Klatt

Committee Members
Karen Groneberg, Elizabeth McTighe

Church Work Careers

  • Pastor
  • Deaconess
  • Director of Christian Education
  • Director of Christian Outreach
  • Director of Family Life Ministry
  • Director of Parish Music
  • Lay Ministry
  • Pre-Seminary
  • Church School Teacher
  • Church Youth Director

LCMS Seminaries

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Fort Wayne, IN

St. Louis, MO

Concordia University System

Concordia University Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Concordia Texas
Austin, Texas

Concordia–New York
Bronxville, New York

Concordia University Irvine
Irvine, California

Concordia University Wisconsin
Mequon, Wisconsin

Concordia University
Portland, Oregon

Concordia University Chicago
River Forest, Illinois

Concordia University, St. Paul
St. Paul, Minnesota

Concordia College Selma
Selma, Alabama

Concordia University, Nebraska
Seward, Nebraska