General K - Z

The Erling S. Kaasa Scholarship, to be awarded to meritorious students in need of financial assistance.

The Scott I. and Ruth A. Kauls Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The John and Karen Kerndt Family Scholarship was established to provide awards to students who can demonstrate financial need.

The Kilness Scholarship, established to honor the memory of Kilness family members who stressed higher education in the early 1900s, to be awarded to qualified Christian students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Kintzinger Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who exhibited academic excellence and leadership in high school with first preference to students from Grinnell, Iowa; Sisters, Ore.; and Klamath Falls, Ore.

The C. Dean and Elsie L. Kittleson Family Scholarship, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to qualified students who have served on the staff at Camp EWALU, Strawberry Point, Iowa.

The Kenneth A. Klingsheim Memorial Scholarship, provided in Kenneth Klingsheim’s memory by Shirley Klingsheim Bentdahl through the estate of their parents, Arthur and Amelia Klingsheim, to be awarded to graduates of Fillmore Central High School, Harmony, Minnesota. If there are none, preference shall be given to students from rural southeastern Minnesota.

The Knutson-Wurtzel Scholarship, established by Helen ’57 and Norbert ’61 Wurtzel to be awarded to students in need of financial assistance.

The Koch-Cannestra Family Scholarship, established in honor of Richard and Marlene Koch and Frank and Rita Cannestra, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of financial need.

The U.V. and Paul Koren Scholarship, established by the members of Washington Prairie Lutheran Church in recognition of their connection to Luther College as a founding congregation. To be awarded to students from the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church congregation, or, if none, then awards shall be made to students from Winneshiek County.

The Kraabel Family Scholarship, established to honor Anton T. and Mary Kraabel and to recognize A.T. Kraabel’s service to North Dakota as a state representative, senator, and lieutenant governor. Awards shall be made to qualified students with need for financial assistance, with preference to students from North Dakota, and then to students who are in the first generation of their family to attend college.

The Merle and Delores Kudej Scholarship, established through a bequest in Delores’ Last Will and Testament, shall be awarded to qualified second year student(s) with demonstrated need for financial assistance, who have attained at least a 2.5 grade point average, have high moral standards, are of good character, and have never been convicted of a felony or have a criminal record.

The David and Camille Kundert Leadership Scholarship, established in honor of David and Camille Kundert, to be awarded to a qualified student who can show evidence of financial need.

The Robert R. Kust Memorial Family Scholarship, established to honor the life of Robert Kust, shall be awarded to students based on the following criteria: students from families with multiple children attending Luther College at the same time, students from families with multiple children in college at the same time, academic ability and success, participation in co-curricular activities, or students whose parents or grandparents have served in a branch of the armed forces.

The Amanda O. Langemo Scholarship, established by the estate of Amanda Langemo to be awarded to worthy students.

The Edward N. and Lorraine E. Larson Family Fund provides scholarship assistance for four years to students who demonstrate intelligence and scholarship and possess an active and sincere Christian character. Students who hold this scholarship are designated as the Larson Family Scholars at Luther.

The Oscar and Betha Larson Endowed Scholarship, established by O. Dale Larson in honor of his parents, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Robert H. Lee Endowed Scholarship, established by the family of Robert H. Lee, to be awarded to students who are not residents of Iowa with priority given to students who graduated from Hudson Senior High School, Hudson, Wisconsin., and if none, preferably students from Wisconsin.

The Malinda Letsch Scholarship, established for needy and deserving students.

The Anna (Storaasli) Lionberger Memorial Scholarship, established by Paul H. and R. Justine Lionberger to honor the memory of Paul’s mother who dedicated years of service in the Luther College Food Service. Awards are based on financial need, and the demonstrated qualities of leadership volunteerism in society.

The R. Justine and Paul H. Lionberger Scholarship was established in memory of Rev. Hans B. Thorgrimsen, Class of 1879.  Hans organized the Luther College Concert Band and served as its director from 1878-1879.  The scholarship shall be awarded to students who are participating in some music organization on campus.

The Ellen Hanson Lindop Scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Richard and Elaine Looft Scholarship, established by Jim and Martha Looft, in memory of Jim’s parents, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Robert H. and Muriel C. Lounsberry Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified rural Iowa students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Loven-Zeman Family Scholarship, established in memory of Betty (Zeman) Peterson Schneider by Juanita (Zeman) Loven and Russell Loven; to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance with preference given to students from Jackson County, WI, Winneshiek, Allamakee, or Clayton counties in Iowa, non-traditional students, and students majoring in education.

The Lawrence and Betty Lubben Scholarship, in honor of the sacrifices made by Lawrence and Betty Lubben to enable their sons to be the first generation to attend college in the United States. Robert, David, and Gary Lubben have established this scholarship to provide support to students who represent the first generation from their family to attend college in America.

The Luther College Woman’s Club Scholarship, awarded to first-year students and continued for the four consecutive years that the students are in attendance at Luther, provided the students maintain 3.0 grade point averages. Candidates must demonstrate a need for financial assistance and rank in the top 10 percent of their high school classes.

The Luther Community Scholarship, established in honor of all Luther students by the college faculty and staff, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Lutheran Brotherhood Fund for Lutheran Students, established to provide scholarships to worthy and deserving Lutheran students.

The Lutheran Heritage Scholarship for Southern Wisconsin shall support a student(s) of Lutheran heritage, active in his or her faith, from southern Wisconsin, with a demonstrated high scholarship/academic achievement, and who otherwise might not attend Luther. It is the donor’s intent that this scholarship remain with the selected student for his or her four years at Luther. This student may or may not have demonstrated financial need. If a qualified Lutheran student from this area cannot be found, this scholarship shall then be awarded by the Director of Student Financial Aid.

The Mabe’s Pizza Endowed Scholarship Fund, established by Mabel White in recognition of her many years of association with the students, faculty, and staff of Luther College. Recipients must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

The John A. Maclay Scholarship, established in memory of John Maclay by Susan Maclay Blackman and Paul Blackman. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with need for financial assistance with preference given to students majoring in art; if none, awards shall be given to students majoring in another aspect of the humanities.

The R. Clark Mallam Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology, established to honor Professor Mallam’s contributions to Luther College, this scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in anthropology with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Christopher Martinat Memorial Scholarship, established by classmates and friends of the Martinat family, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Paul R. and Miri K. Mattson Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students from Hosanna Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minn. If none, preference shall be given to international students who can show evidence of need.

The Vera W. Mayer Scholarship Fund, awarded on the basis of academic achievement and financial need.

The David and Patricia Meyer Family Scholarship, established in honor of the Meyer’s three sons, Scott ’05, John ’08 and Paul ’11 who graduated from Luther College. To be awarded to qualified students from South Dakota.

The Midwest Benefits, Inc. Scholarship, established by Loren and Sue Kiel, to be awarded to dependents of employees of Midwest Benefits, Inc. and then to other qualified students based on merit.

The Edward C. and Constance M. Miller Family Scholarship, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Dr. Dale V. and Barbara Moen Scholarship, established in honor and recognition of Dale ’35 and Barbara Moen’s service to Shell Lake area, Wisconsin and to their life-long loyalty to Luther College to be awarded to students from the Shell Lake area or the State of Wisconsin.

The Harlan T. Moen Memorial Scholarship, established for above average academic performance students with financial need. Preference shall be given to students from Cherokee County, Iowa, if available; otherwise to students from the Midwest.

The Duane R. Monette Scholarship, established through a bequest from the estate of Duane R. Monette, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Tom and Ann Monson Family Scholarship, established by Tom ’77 and Ann ’78 Monson to be awarded to worthy and deserving students.

The Ruth Mostrom Scholarship for International Students, to be awarded to qualified international students with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Ingolf Motland Scholarship, established in memory of his parents, Peder and Martha Motland, to be awarded to qualified students who have need for financial assistance.

The Ms. Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded to students with majors or minors in sociology, based upon financial need and/or exceptional academic performance.

The Murray-Snyder Family Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Ray D. and Betty J. Musgrave Scholarship, to be awarded to students who show a need for financial assistance, with preference given to students from rural communities of McHenry County; or students from rural communities of Illinois.

The Nelson Family Scholarship, established by Roald and Ruth Nelson and their children, Doug, Susan, Jennifer, and Carolyn, to provide scholarships for students in need of financial assistance.

The Nelson Scholarship, established by the Nelson families, to be awarded to needy and worthy students. A memorial to the pioneer Nelson families of Mayville, North Dakota, and Viroqua, Wisconsin.

The Albin J. and Tillie M. Nelson Memorial Scholarship, established by Mrs. Albin J. Nelson, family and friends, in memory of Albin J. Nelson, to be awarded on the basis of good academic standing and financial need.

The Joy and Elizabeth Nelson Scholarship, established for students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Justin A. and Milly M. Nelson Scholarship, established to provide awards to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to students whose parents are employees of The Quaker Oats Company.

The Millard and LaVonne Nelson Scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with first preference given to students who are members of West Clermont Lutheran Church of Clermont, IA, with second preference to students majoring in music.

The Ole A. Nelson Scholarship, to be awarded to worthy and deserving students.

The Casper B. and Nora J. Nervig Scholarship, in honor of the education provided to four generations of the Nervig family, to be awarded to junior or senior students who have maintained a minimum of a 3.00 grade point average.

The Neve Family Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who have demonstrated an interest and an affinity for evangelistic efforts in the Christian Community.

The Dale and Sunny Nimrod Family Scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Chip and Jari Norris Endowed Leadership Scholarship to be awarded to qualified students who have maintained a 3.0 GPA and a demonstrated community leadership and service in high school.

The Neal and Gerry Nottleson Scholarship, established by Neal and Gerry Nottleson to provide scholarships for high need students who are Regent Scholars at Luther.

The Marvin T. Nystrom Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded to junior or senior students in any academic discipline in the sciences and humanities. These recipients must be U.S. citizens, show evidence of need for financial assistance, and have grade point averages of 3.00 (B average).

The Anders Christian Olsen and Anna Reisetter Olsen Scholarship, established by Anna Margrethe Olsen, to be awarded to needy and worthy students for education, research, and advancement of learning.

The Clifford O. Olson Memorial Scholarship, established by the estate of Ella L. Olson in memory of her husband, Clifford Olson, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Hans and Grace Olson Memorial Scholarship, established through the estate of Grace and Alice Olson to provide scholarships to students attending Luther College who are members of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Calamus, Iowa. If none are available, preference will go to students from Clinton County, Iowa.

The Leon Olson Memorial Scholarship, established for students with a good scholastic record, with preference given to students from Clinton County, Iowa; if none available, students from the state of Iowa.

The Myrtle J. Olson Scholarship, established by Myrtle Olson in memory of her late husband Arthur to provide scholarships for students in need of financial assistance.

The Owen L. and Helen R. Olson Scholarship shall be awarded to students from the area served by Muscatine Community College, Muscatine, IA and from Fayette County, IA who show evidence of need for financial assistance or potential for future success. 

The Iver A. Opstad Scholarship, established to provide awards to worthy students.

The Jarl L. (Jay) Osmundson Memorial Scholarship, established by the Osmundson family in memory of Jay Osmundson ’75, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Maud E. Otjen Scholarship, in honor and memory of her parents, Carl N. and Anna K. Neprud, and her brothers and sister, Nels O., Carl A., and Marion C. Neprud, to be awarded to outstanding students who come from the Coon Valley and Westby, Wisconsin, area.

The Carl W. Petersen Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance. 

The Doris H. Peterson Memorial Scholarship, established by Walter F. Peterson, to be awarded to deserving students.

The Hiram Peterson Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded to students in need of financial assistance with consideration given to students who are residents of Mower County, MN or whose Postal address is Blooming Prairie, MN.

The Roger W. and Colleen F. Peterson Church Relations Scholarship, established by Colleen Peterson ’58 and the Peterson family to honor Roger Peterson’s work as director of church relations at Luther College. To be awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership within their own congregations or involvement with the church organization at the local synod, national, or international levels.

The David and Ann Preus Scholarship, to be awarded to students who have need for financial assistance.

The Herman A. and Florence N. Preus Endowment Fund, to be awarded to students of exceptional academic ability and achievement who are pursuing a concentration in language, literature, history, philosophy, religion, ethics, or pure mathematics, and have need for financial assistance.

The Lucile Brickner Brown Price Endowment Fund, to be awarded to first- or second-year female students who graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class with first consideration given to students from Decorah, Iowa.

The Norbert L. Pruisner Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Norbert Pruisner ’61 to provide scholarships for students in need of financial assistance.

The Quandahl Food Ranch Scholarship, awarded to students who can show evidence of financial need.

The Ida Ellerman Radke Endowed Scholarship, established by Alvida C. Hale, in memory of her sister, to be awarded to worthy students who demonstrate financial need.

The Melvin A. Rasmussen Scholarship, established to provide academic scholarships for deserving and needy students.

The Reader’s Digest Foundation Scholarship, established to provide scholarships for worthy and needy students.

The Reckling-Chossek Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students with preference given to African-American students and students from Tanzania.

The Reilly Construction Company Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to those whose family works for a member company of the Iowa Associated General Contractors Organization, or from Winneshiek County.

The Thomas R. Roberts Memorial Scholarship, established by the children of Thomas R. Roberts to recognize his career as a distinguished educator and respected community leader. Awards are provided for selected graduating seniors from Thomas R. Roberts High School in Decorah, Iowa. Selections are based on character, scholarship, and potential for leadership and service in business and professional and community life, with preference given to members of the National Honor Society.

<>The Thomas R. Roberts, Jr., and Henrietta Vikesland Roberts Scholarship, established by the sisters of Thomas R. Roberts, Jr. ’38, to honor his memory and that of his wife, to provide awards for selected upperclass students, with first preference given to those who have held Thomas R. Roberts Scholarships as first-year students.

The Robertson Family Scholarship, established to honor Arnold O. and Marguerite C. Robertson, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Kristen Johansen Rood Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Herman and Olga Hage Rosholt Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to students majoring in environmental biology or music, or to students planning to enter church vocations.

The Rotto Family Scholarship, established in celebration of the generations of Rotto family members who have attended Luther College. Awards shall be given to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Jeff and Marilyn Roverud Family Scholarship in the Humanities, established in honor of Weston Noble, Dr. E.D. and Helen Farwell, Dr. Mary Lou Hull Mohr, Dr. Diane Scholl, and Dr. Kenton Finanger for their lives of service and for the positive influence these educators had on their daughters, Kirsten Roverud Heine ’92 and Suzanne Roverud Mineck ’96. To be awarded to qualified students in need of financial assistance who are majoring in the humanities and who are involved in extracurricular activities on campus.

The Uwe Jens Rudolf Accounting Scholarship, established to honor Professor Rudolf for his dedicated service to the college, to be awarded to a full-time accounting major, approaching the completion of the junior year of study, with a demonstrated record of student scholarship, career development, or leadership activities.

The Loyal and Marilyn Rue Study Abroad Scholarship Fund, established in honor and in celebration of Loyal and Marilyn Rue, to support students with demonstrated financial need who wish to study abroad, or travel abroad on an approved Luther College academic program.

The Karl Runde Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Karl Runde by his family, to be awarded to students from Dubuque Senior High School, Dubuque, Iowa, with preference given to students who have earned the Eagle Scout Award.

The Leland and Ina Sabby Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The St. John Lutheran Church Scholarship, established through the memorials and bequests of faithful members of St. John Lutheran Church, Bellevue, Iowa, with preference to benefit students from this congregation.

The Jacob and Tina Sand Memorial Scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. Oliver C. Sand and daughter, Juanita, to be awarded to needy foreign students.

The Sartell, Minnesota, Area Scholarship, established by Alan Duane and Heidi Koukkari Reitz, to be awarded to a student from Sartell, Minn. If none, the scholarship shall be awarded to a student from the Benton/Stearns County, Minn., area.

The Robert and Dell Ann Sathe Family Scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Harold K. Savre Scholarship, established by Robert H. Savre in memory of his father Harold K. Savre, Class of 1924, and his grandfather B.K. Savre, Class of 1896, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to upper-class students majoring in mathematics, or upper-class students majoring or minoring in mathematics working toward a secondary education certificate.

The Tonya & Corey Schmidt Study Abroad Scholarship, established by Tonya ’97 and Corey ’98 Schmidt to be awarded to students for a study abroad experience.

The Edsel and Helen Schweizer Scholarship, established to honor Edsel and Helen for their dedication and service to Luther, to be awarded to a qualified male student who can show evidence of financial need with preference given to a student active in extracurricular activities.

The Matthew A. Schwendeman Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Matthew Schwendeman to be awarded to transfer students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance with preference given to students who are transferring to Luther from Northeast Iowa Community College.

The Mildred and Vernon Serfling Endowed Scholarship, established by Vernon Serfling to be awarded to students from farm families in Fillmore County, Minnesota who show evidence of need for financial assistance. If no farm families are available, the scholarship shall be awarded to students from Fillmore County.

The Sersland-Nelson Family Scholarship, established to provide awards to students who demonstrate need, with preference given to students from the Newton, Iowa, area.

The Sesquicentennial Scholarship Fund established in celebration of Luther’s 150th anniversary, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance. 

The Richard L. and Margaretha Sheppard Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with first preference given to Asian-American students.

The Sadie Simonson Memorial Art Scholarship, to be awarded to students majoring in art prior to their junior or senior years.

The Six Leaves Study Abroad Scholarship, established by the John and Dorothy Brugge Family to help students who wish to have a study abroad experience.

The Pastor Roger and Marilyn Skatrud Scholarship, established by the members of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church to celebrate the 39 years of parish ministry, music, and servant leadership by Rev. Roger Skatrud ’57 and his wife, Marilyn ’58. Preference is to be given to members of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls, Wis.; if none, preference should be given to students pursuing study leading to full-time service in the church or in music.

The T. Albon and Gladys E. Sordahl Scholarship, established by Tex A. Sordahl ’73 in memory of his parents, to be awarded to students from Viroqua, Wisconsin, on the basis of academic merit. If no students from Viroqua are available, the geographic area may be expanded to Vernon County, then to southwestern Wisconsin.

The Jean A. Sorenson Scholarship, established by Beatrice Huseby in honor of her niece Jean Sorenson ’74, to be awarded to education majors who intend to become classroom teachers; or to students who are intending to pursue health-related professions to include premedicine, nursing, physical therapy, and pharmacy; and who show need for financial assistance.

The Sorlien Family Scholarship, established in honor of the long relationship between the Sorlein family and Luther College to be awarded to students who can show need for financial assistance.

The Terry and Suzanne Sorom Scholarship, established for students who can show evidence of need for financial aid.

The Knute D. and Cathinka P. Stalland Scholarship, established, in part with a bequest from Karl H. Brunsdale, to provide awards for male students on the basis of academic record and need.

The John Iron Stearns Scholarship, established by the estate of Gretchen Stearns in memory of her son John. To be awarded to students from Stonington-Deer Isle High School, Stonington, Maine, with preference given to students interested in art, music, or pre-medical studies.

The Olai and Caroline Steen Scholarship, established by Mr. and Mrs. Olai Steen of Clinton, Minnesota, to be awarded to students who have demonstrated high levels of academic achievement, religious leadership, and Christian commitment.

The Halberta Steensland Endowed Scholarship, established Halberta Steensland in memory of her father Morten, to be awarded to students in need of financial assistance.

The Genevieve E. Stelberg Award, to be awarded to students who are selected on the basis of personal motivation rather than on high academic achievement or extreme financial need.

The Steven and Carmen Stenhaug Scholarship, awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Dorothy Storts Scholarship, awarded to students who can show evidence of financial need.

The Tim and Carol Barth Stoddard Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The William and Muriel Stoneman Family Scholarship, established by the Stoneman family to be awarded to qualified students who demonstrate character, church and school involvement, and leadership abilities.

The Helen A. Strand Scholarship was established by Marilyn Bohl in honor of Helen Strand's work and dedication to the education department at Luther College. The scholarship shall be awarded to students in need of financial assistance with the intention to build and support a diverse student population. A secondary preference shall be given to students graduating from Coachella High School in Coachella, CA.

The Strandjord Family Scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students majoring in the sciences or education who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Rev. and Mrs. E.I. Strom Scholarship, established by the estate of Solveig Zell to be awarded to students in need of financial assistance.

The Rev. George and Arline Strum Scholarship, established by George ’34 and Arline Strum’s children, to be awarded to students in need of financial assistance.

The Harold and Lucille Svanoe Scholarship, to be awarded to students with demonstrated interest and ability in speech communication, and give promise of success in teaching in the elementary schools or other professions. 

The Hannah and Ida Swensrud Memorial Scholarship, established by the estate of Ida Swensrud and awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial aid.

The Symonds-Capretz Family Scholarship, established by James and Susan Symonds, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of financial need.

The Dewey Tatro and Grace MacNeil Tatro Memorial Scholarship, established to provide scholarships for deserving students with an evidence of financial need.

The Arnold I. ’39 and Stella M. (Barstad) Temte ’41 Scholarship, established by the Temte children in honor of their parents and grandparents, to be awarded to incoming first-year students who show academic potential and financial need and who have a Luther alumni parent.

The Jonathan Daniel Thurmer Memorial Scholarship, provides assistance to students with good academic standing and promise of success in their chosen field. Given by his family, the memorial remembers Jonathan Thurmer’s cheerful and loving short life.

The Henry S. Tollefson Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students in need of financial assistance with preference given to students from rural areas.

The Martin and Esther Tollund Memorial Scholarship, established to increase the number of students from Mt. Horeb (Wis.) High School to attend Luther, to be awarded to first-year students who have graduated from Mt. Horeb High School.  If none, the award will be divided between upper class students, if any.

The Tomson Family Scholarship, to be awarded to sophomore, junior or senior students from the North Central region of Iowa who have maintained a 3.0 GPA or better.

The John W. Torgelson Scholarship, established in memory of John Torgelson ’50 to be awarded to qualified students in need of financial assistance.

The Judy Torgerson Study Abroad Scholarship, established in appreciation of the dedication and service of Judy Torgerson to Luther College, to support students who desire to partake in a Luther College study abroad program, with or without demonstrated need, who due to financial circumstances, might otherwise not be able to study internationally.

The Richard and Judith Torgerson Scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Osul and Martha Torrison Scholarship, established by the Torrison families as a memorial to Osul and Martha Torrison, pioneer settlers of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, to be awarded to needy and worthy students from the Manitowoc area.

The Tuff Family Scholarship, established by David Tuff ’58 and Florence Tuff, to be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Jerry and Barbara Twedt Scholarship was established in honor of Jerry's 50th class reunion to be awarded to students in need of financial assistance who are majoring in Theatre.

The John Norman Urness Memorial Scholarship, established by the estate and heirs of his wife Helen Fowler Urness, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Theodore and Esther Vagts Endowed Scholarship Fund, established by and in memory of Theodore and Esther Vagts, to provide scholarships for students who have demonstrated academic ability and financial need.

The Vanaheim Scholarship shall be awarded to women with demonstrated need for financial assistance, who exhibits a passion for her major.

The Mary E. Clegg Vanderwalker Memorial Endowed Scholarship, established by Earl C. Vanderwalker in memory of his wife, for students majoring in communications, with evidence of financial need as a requirement.

The Voltmer Scholarship, provided for qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to dependents of employees of the Voltmer Corporation. If there are none, recipients shall be deserving students from Iowa or Minnesota.

The WMF Endowed Scholarship, awarded to students with demonstrated financial need.

The Raymond E. and Marilyn Wahlberg Scholarship, established in appreciation of the education two of their children received at Luther and in recognition of Ray Wahlberg’s service to Luther as vice president and general counsel from 1984-97. To be awarded to qualified students who show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Wanberg Family Scholarship, honors the legacy of Rev. R.T. Wanberg ’14, and was established by Merle and Beatty Peterson to be awarded to students in need of financial assistance.

The Grace and Arthur Wangaard First Generation Student Scholarship, established by Susan
Tjornehoj ’76 and David Wangaard to be awarded to 1st generation immigrant, African American or Native American students who come from families who have not benefited from the rich liberal arts experience at Luther College.

The Matthew Charles Watson Memorial Scholarship, established in loving memory of Matthew
Charles Watson, who was a member of the class of 2000, by his parents, John D. and Susanne K. Watson, to be awarded for three years to a member of the class of 2000 on the basis of economic need and leadership involvement in a faith community.

The Mitchell L. West Scholarship, to be awarded to students in need of financial assistance majoring in English who are selected in consultation with the English department. 

The Wicks Construction, Inc., Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Allan and Janenne Wicks, founders of Wicks Construction, to be awarded to the dependent children of Wicks Construction, Inc., employees or to students with an interest in protecting the environment.

The Wicks-England Family Scholarship, established to acknowledge the strong leadership and many years of service of Russell M. Wicks on the Luther College Board of Regents and the long-time relationship between the Wicks-England families and Luther College, to benefit students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Larry and Jane Lee Winter Study Abroad Scholarship shall be awarded to students participating in a study abroad program while enrolled full-time at Luther College, and who show demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Erling and Margaret Barth Wold Scholarship, established in celebration of Margaret Barth Wold’s fiftieth anniversary of graduation from Luther College, for students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Shane Wolding Scholarship, to be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to students from central Wisconsin.

The Arlo D. and Agnes K. Woolery Scholarship, to be awarded each year to a graduate of Lake Mills High School, Lake Mills, Iowa. Recipients must meet all normal admissions standards at Luther College and choice shall be based upon the following considerations: academic excellence, participation in extra-curricular activities, athletic achievement, and demonstrated leadership qualities.

The World War II Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of those Luther College men and women who served in World War II, with special tribute to those who gave their lives for this country. Awards shall be given to qualified students with financial need, with preference given to students who are direct descendants of Luther graduates who served during World War II.

The J. Wilhelm Ylvisaker Memorial Scholarship honors Luther’s fifth president, who served from 1948 to 1962. Established with a bequest from Karl H. Brunsdale, this scholarship assists worthy students annually.

The J. Wilhelm and Lucille Ylvisaker Endowed Scholarship, established by James W. Ylvisaker to honor his parents, to be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need, who show superior intelligence and scholarship, and who seem to possess an active and sincere Christian character.

The James N. and Jodi Palma Young Endowed Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.