Bethesda Lutheran Communities scholarship applications for the 2013-14 academic year are now available for Lutheran college and seminary students interested in pursuing careers that support work and advocacy in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Six scholarships will be awarded: two $3,000 awards for current college students; one $3,000 award for a seminary student; and three $500 awards for high school seniors. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Other application requirements include documentation of 100-plus hours of volunteer or paid service to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, an essay and letters of recommendation. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 17.
To be eligible, a student must be an active communicant member of a Lutheran congregation, including those of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Evangelical Lutheran Synod, the North American Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.Bethesda Religious Life staff will review applications and make selections in July. Awards will be directly applied to school fees at private or public four and two-year, post-secondary institutions. Applications are available at www.BethesdaLutheranCommunities.org. Call 800-383-8743, ext. 4410, for more information.