Scholarships and Awards

Luther believes that the gifts and talents each student brings to our campus are what makes this such a special college.

Because we place such a high value on what our students contribute to the campus community, we offer a wide variety of scholarships and awards based on demonstrated academic excellence, musical talent, and other criteria.

Scholarships from Outside Sources

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust Scholarship

Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust is offering a $7,600 scholarship opportunity to a full-time Luther student who will be beginning their junior year in the fall of 2015. This program is designed to aide students who struggle to overcome financial and social obstacles. Scholarships are renewable for the senior year if minimal requirements have been met and a renewal application form is completed. Entrants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.8 on a 4-point scale. Applicants must be a United States citizen, a high school graduate in the state of Iowa or a resident of Iowa for at least five consecutive years. First-year applicants must write an essay addressing their social and/or other hindrances in less than 500 words. In order to validate essays, first-year applicants must also provide the names and email addresses of two professional references. Interested students should visit Carver Trust. The submission deadline is April 1st, 2015.

Erdman Prize Competition

Applications are now being accepted for Luther College's annual Erdman Prize Competition. This competition is designed to showcase those students who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit through the development of a business venture. The entrepreneurial activity should demonstrate the applicant's ability to recognize and pursue a business opportunity without regard to required resources and to build "added value" beyond a personal salary. The competition provides a top prize of $5,000 and two $2,500 runner-up prizes. Students must submit an application and business portfolio by March 13, 2015. This competition is open to Luther College students who are registered full-time during the spring 2015 semester.

Health Care Career Scholarship

The Iowa Hospital Education and Research Foundation is offering up to $3,000 in scholarships per academic year to current students enrolled in a qualified health care career program. Applicants must visit Iowa Hospital Scholarships to see if they qualify. Interested students may apply December 1, 2014 – March 30, 2015.  

HotelsCheap Higher Learning Scholarships

HotelsCheap is offering one $1,500 scholarship opportunity twice a year to incoming/current students. To apply, students must complete the application and address the provided questions. Interested students should visit HotelsCheap. The submission deadline is April 15, 2015.

The DermMedica Scholarship

DermMedica is offering one $1,500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must complete the scholarship application and address, in 500 words, one of the three provided essay questions regarding skincare. Interested students should visit DermMedica. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014. 

F.C. Tucker Scholarship

F.C. Tucker Company is offering one $1,500 scholarship opportunity to current students. Applicants must complete the scholarship application, address the provided essay question, and include a personal statement. Interested students should visit F.C. Tucker. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014. 

Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship

Boling Rice, LLC is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write a 500+ word essay addressing the prompt that is regarding distracted driving. Interested students should visit Boling Rice, LLC. The submission deadline is January 15, 2015. 

Mother’s Family Rings Scholarship

Mother’s Family Rings is offering one $500 scholarship opportunity to current students of all majors. Applicants must complete the scholarship application and address the provided essay question in 500 words or less. Interested students should visit Mother’s Family Rings. The submission deadline is December 25, 2014.

HomeownersInsurance.com Scholarship

Homeowners Insurance is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students in good academic standing. Applicants must write a 1,000 – 1,500 word essay addressing one of the two prompts. Interested students should visit Homeowners Insurance. The submission deadline is December 31, 2014.

Social Media Scholarship

SoundOut Social Media is offering two $1,000 scholarship opportunities to incoming/current students. Applicants must create a social media campaign for a company and write a 1,000 – 2,000 word essay addressing the proposed campaign. Interested students should visit SoundOut. The submission deadline is January 15, 2015.  

Innovative Smiles Scholarship

Innovative Smiles is offering one $500 scholarship opportunity to current students of all majors. Applicants must complete the scholarship application and address the provided essay question in no less than 1,000 words. Interested students should visit Innovative Smiles. The submission deadline is January 18, 2016.  

Dry Defender Protect Your Bed Scholarship

ProtectiveBedding is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to current students. Applicants must create a comic, short film, drawing, poem, etc. featuring the Dry Defender mascot. Interested students should visit Protective Bedding. The submission deadline is June 30, 2015.  

Alice Barton Scholarship

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence is offering 23 scholarship opportunities of $1,000 each to students. Applicants must complete the application which can be found at ICADV. The submission deadline is December 1, 2014.  

Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association Scholarship

The Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association is offering several scholarship opportunities to students seeking degrees related to careers in the ready mixed concrete and construction/engineering industries. The amount of each scholarship will be determined annually. Applicants must complete the scholarship application and write a 1,000 word essay addressing why the student is considering employment in the industry. Interested students should visit IRMCA. The submission deadline is November 30, 2014. 

Minorities In Government Finance Scholarship

The Government Finance Officers Association is offering one $7,000 scholarship opportunity to current students who are preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Applicants must complete an application form, create a proposed career plan, submit a resume, and submit a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or department chair. Interested students should visit GFOA. The submission deadline is February 20, 2015.  

Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship

The Government Finance Officers Association is offering two $7,000 scholarship opportunities to current full-time students in an accounting program who are preparing for a career in state and local government finance. Applicants must complete an application form, create a proposed career plan, submit a resume, and submit a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or department chair. Interested students should visit GFOA. The submission deadline is February 20, 2015.  

Rock Hound Scholarship

Moriarty’s Gem Art is offering one $500 scholarship opportunity to current students studying a Science Degree Program. Applicants must fill out a survey and address the provided essay question in 500 words or less. Interested students should visit Tanzanite Jewelry Designs. The submission deadline is December 25, 2014.  

Verizonspecials Infographic Scholarship

Verizon is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must create an infographic regarding how students today utilize the Internet compared to other generations. Interested students should visit Verizonspecials. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014.  

Student Debt Relief Scholarship

Student Debt Relief is offering one $2,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay (max: 1500 words) regarding what proactive actions you have taken to minimize your student loan debt. Interested student should visit Student Debt Relief. Submissions will be accepted from December 1 – December 31, 2014.  

HomeInsurance.com Scholarship

HomeInsurance is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write a 1,000 word essay addressing one of two prompts. For more information students should visit HomeInsurance. The submission deadline is December 31, 2014.

DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship

DutchCrafters is offering three $500 scholarship opportunities to current students.  Applicants must write a 750 word essay addressing the prompt. For more information students should visit DutchCrafters. The submission deadline is May 1, 2015. Applications should be mailed to the provided address: DutchCrafters Heritage Scholarship, 1877 Porter Lake Drive, Sarasota, Florida 34240.

Announcement Converters Scholarship

Announcement Converters is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to current students. Applicants must submit a 250-500 word essay regarding the future of specialty paper and envelopes within the graphic arts industry. Interested students should visit Announcement Converters. The submission deadline is December 26, 2014.

The Helen McEwan Memorial Scholarship *

The Des Moines Women’s Club is offering one $1,500 scholarship opportunity to full-time female students who are pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. Applicants must write a brief essay (300 words or less) regarding biographical information, what you bring to this career, and how you will be of benefit to others. Entrants must also provide three professional letters of recommendation. Interested students should visit The Des Moines Women's Club. The submission deadline is January 23, 2015. 

The Liselotte Gurau Memorial Scholarship *

The Des Moines Women’s Club is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to full-time female students who are pursuing a degree in a health-related field. Applicants must write a brief essay (300 words or less) regarding biographical information, what you bring to this career, and how you will be of benefit to others. Entrants must also provide three professional letters of recommendation. Interested students should visit The Des Moines Women's Club. The submission deadline is January 23, 2015. 

The Lois Dell Memorial Scholarship *

The Des Moines Women’s Club is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to full-time female students who are pursuing a degree in any academic field. Applicants must write a brief essay (300 words or less) regarding biographical information, what you bring to this career, and how you will be of benefit to others. Entrants must also provide three professional letters of recommendation. Interested students should visit The Des Moines Women's Club. The submission deadline is January 23, 2015. 

The Olive C. Riddell Memorial Scholarship *

The Des Moines Women’s Club is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to female students who are pursuing a degree in any academic field. Applicants must write a brief essay (300 words or less) regarding biographical information, what you bring to this career, and how you will be of benefit to others. Entrants must also provide three professional letters of recommendation. Interested students should visit The Des Moines Women's Club. The submission deadline is January 23, 2015. 

The Rose Lorenz Swartz Memorial Scholarship *

The Des Moines Women’s Club is offering one $1,500 scholarship opportunity to full-time male or female students who are pursuing a degree in music or dance, or studying music or dance as a component of a Performing Arts Major. Applicants must submit an audition DVD, write a brief essay (300 words or less) regarding biographical information; what you contribute to music, dance, or the performing arts; and your career plans following completion of your degree. Entrants must also provide three professional letters of recommendation. Interested students should visit The Des Moines Women's Club. The submission deadline is January 23, 2015.

* Each scholarship offered by the Des Moines Women's Club requires that the applicant be a legal resident of, or a full-time, registered  student in Polk County or one of the bordering counties: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Story, or Warren. These counties are located in central Iowa.

Best Price Nutrition & Health Scholarship

Best Price Nutrition is offering students the chance to win $1,000 towards the 2015 academic year. Applicants must be currently enrolled full-time in college. To apply students should visit Best Price Nutrition and fill out the survey. The submission deadline is December 31, 2014. 

Karman Healthcare Scholarship

Karman Healthcare is offering two $500 scholarship opportunities to students whom suffer from a mobility disability. Entrants must write an essay or poem addressing why disability awareness is important. Interested students should visit Karman Healthcare. The submission deadline is September 1, 2015. 

EmergencyLights Scholarship

EmergencyLights is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must create a video addressing the topic - How Would You Solve the U.S. Skilled Labor Crisis? – and write a 500 word essay explaining your arguments. Interested students should visit Emergency Lights. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014. 

ProjectManager Scholarship

ProjectManager is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must create an Instagram video response to the prompt: “A great Project Manager is someone who…” Use the #pmscholarship hashtag in the caption. Interested students should visit ProjectManager. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014.

Securing Your Future Scholarship

Sentry Security is offering one $500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must submit a 2-5 minute video or a 500-1,000 word essay addressing one of the two prompts provided at Sentry Security. Entrants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be a Chicagoland resident, and a full-time student. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014.

Military College Scholarship

LowVARates is offering one $2,500 scholarship opportunity to any military student.  Furthermore, children with a mother or father serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible to apply. Interested student should visit LowVARates and fill out the online application. The submission deadline is December 31, 2014. 

Cyberbullying Awareness Scholarship

FrontierBundles is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Entrants must create a poster that raises awareness of student cyber bulling. Acceptable posters can be created in any medium from photography to hand drawn art. Interested students should visit FrontierBundles. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014. 

Mhelpdesk Scholarship

Mhelpdesk is offering one $1,500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Entrants must create a 60-second video commercial directed towards potential Mhelpdesk customers. Interested students should visit Mhelpdesk. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014. 

Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship

Insurance Providers is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Entrants must create a form of social awareness (i.e. video, artwork, essay, etc.) that would encourage safe driving. Interested students should visit InsuranceProviders. Application deadline is December 1, 2014.

Internet and Education Scholarship

AT&T is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students with a cumulative high school or college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale. Entrants must create an infographic displaying how students utilize social media in and out of the classroom. Interested students should visit AT&T. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014.

In-Home Care Innovation Scholarship

Senior Advisor is offering three $1,500 scholarship opportunities to students seeking an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or graduate level program. Applicants must submit a 500-750 word essay on one of our three essay topics. Interested students should visit SeniorAdvisor. The submission deadline is December 31, 2014.

Google Fiber Scholarship

Century Link is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students with a cumulative high school or college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale. Interested students should visit CenturyLink and fill out an application along with an essay (less than 400 words) addressing the prompt. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014.

The Future of Google Scholarship

US Bundles is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students with a cumulative high school or college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale. Interested students should visit USBundles and fill out an application along with an essay (less than 400 words) addressing the prompt. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014.

Artistic Excellence in Printing Design & Marketing Scholarship

Printaholic is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity to students majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater. Interested students should visit Printaholic. The submission deadline is November 30, 2014.

Software Providers Scholarship

Software Providers is offering one $1,000 scholarship opportunity every three months to incoming/current full-time students in good academic standing. We’ll also publish a few of the top selections on our blog. Applicants must submit a 600-800 word essay on one of our two essay topics. Interested students should visit SoftwareProviders. The 2015 deadlines are: January 15, 2015 - April 15, 2015 - July 15, 2015 & October 15, 2015.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest

The Gallery Collection is offering students a chance to win $10,000 towards their education plus a $1,000 award for their school. Entrants must submit a unique photo, piece of artwork, or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card. Interested students should visit Gallery Collection. The submission deadline is February 18, 2015.

Clark Scholarship

The International Gem Society is offering one $750 scholarship opportunity to current students. Students with an interest in geology, gems, lapidary arts or gemology are encouraged to apply. Interested students should visit The International Gem Society and fill out an application along with a 1,000 word essay. The submission deadline is December 15, 2014.

Scholarship Searches

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