Grace Scholarship Funds
LUTHERAN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS—If you are heading to an accredited Lutheran college this fall, you are eligible for the Allen Memorial Scholarship. To apply, click on the Allen Endowment Application link below. Then fill out the form and bring it to the church office by July 1st. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS— Grace offers two different scholarships: The Allen Scholarship is available to
Grace members attending a Lutheran college. The Readel scholarship is for members pursuing a Christian
vocation at any school. Keep this in mind as you make your choice, and be sure to apply in the Spring.
GRACE SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS—The Endowment Committee at Grace Lutheran Church is responsible for administering the Readel Memorial Scholarship Fund and Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund. Both of these scholarships are for post high school education. The Readel Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to students pursuing a full-time Christian vocation. The award amount for 2013 will be about $4,800. The Allen Memorial Scholarship is for students attending an accredited Lutheran institution. The award amount for 2013 will be about $1,050. These funds are for active members of Grace Lutheran Church who are in good standing. Recipients must reapply annually. Monies will be paid directly to the institution and not to the student or parents. Applications are available in the Church Office or on the Grace website in the File Cabinet under Resources.
Scholarship applications for both the Readel and Allen funds are due into the Grace Lutheran Church Office by July 1, 2013. All scholarship applications are reviewed by the Endowment Committee and voted on during the quarterly meeting in July; payments are made in August. If you are awarded a scholarship be sure to check if your school provides a match. Some Lutheran schools will match congregation awards up to a certain amount.
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS—Each school year the Endowment Board awards two different scholarships to college-bound students who qualify. This year one Readel scholarship was awarded to Jordan Connerty who is pursuing religious education at Yale University Divinity School. The Board also awarded eight Allen Scholarships to Grace members attending a Lutheran college or university in any field of study:
Andy Buhrow Carthage College JD Fuller Carthage College Rebecca Einspahr Concordia University of Chicago Lark Meiners St. Olaf College Phillip Meyer St. Olaf College James Trainor Augustana College
Julia Frisbie Augustana College Jonathan Manke Augustana College
Congratulations to all our 2014 scholarship recipients!