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Lutheran and other Christian Affiliated Scholarships

The following awards may be offered to qualified students. Amounts may vary. All awards are renewable based on maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress.

This scholarship is for students who wish to discern how they might best serve the church after college life. For some, this might involve full or part-time work as a pastor, youth worker, church musician, deaconess or deacon. Others might pursue volunteer opportunities as a worship leader, small group leader, church school worker or be involved in other activities. Students from all branches of the Christian family are welcome to apply.

Award minimum is $2,500. The amount can increase to a maximum of $5,000 based on leadership  in the program. This requires a student to maintaining a 3.0 GPA to maintain the scholarship. Students must also complete an application for admission and submit the Allen Application, Church Recommendation Form and a Teacher/Counselor Recommendation Form.  A FAFSA must also be filed. The application deadline is January 15. For questions, please contact Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom at brian.beckstrom@valpo.edu

Members of a Lutheran congregation in the greater St. Louis, Mo., area

  • Must be preparing for a career in the healthcare field (e.g., nursing, physical or occupational therapy, or pre-medical arts).
  • Must complete undergraduate admission application and file the FAFSA.

Amount is $5,000 per year.

Students who attend a Lutheran High School can be nominated in their junior or senior year of high school by their principal, guidance counselor or other school staff member. Nominations are based on academic success and leadership skills.

  • $2,500 per year.
  • Must be nominated in the junior or senior year of high school by a Lutheran high school principal.
  • Must complete undergraduate admission application.
  • Notified with offer of admission.

Lutheran students who are actively engaged in leadership roles in their districts, synods, or Lutheran high schools.

Full tuition: Two awards are made each year.

Lutheran Leader finalists who are not selected for the full tuition scholarship, will receive a $2,000 recognition scholarship, which is renewable for up to four years at Valparaiso University.

Students must first submit a completed admissions application (with all required materials) by January 15th. All recommendations by leaders within the Lutheran denomination should also be completed by January 15th for student’s who are in their senior year of high school.

  • The Lutheran Leader application and two letters of recommendation must be submitted  by January 15th.
  • Students will be notified by the Office of Church Relations in mid-March.

Contact Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom at brian.beckstrom@valpo.edu with questions.

Students who have attended Lutheran Summer Music will earn at least a Vivace Music Scholarship when they audition for the Department of Music.

Award Amount: minimum $1,000

  • These scholarships are available regardless of major.

  • Through the Music audition process, students may be awarded a larger music scholarship.

  • Students should list Lutheran Summer Music in their list of activities on their application to Valparaiso University

Dependent child of full-time, professional, rostered Lutheran Church workers. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are eligible.

  • $3,000 per year
  • Must complete undergraduate admission application.
  • Student will be notified with the offer of admission.

Graduates of St. Peter’s Lutheran School in Columbus, IN.  Amount can range from $5,000 to $7,000 per year. Must complete undergraduate admission application.