Support for Student Scholarships

Join us as we grow our endowment and invest in Luther's most precious resource‒our students, faculty, and staff. During this time of leadership transition, Luther's development efforts remain focused on our student-centered mission. A two-year transitional funding initiative‒Sustaining the Mission‒focuses on growing the Annual Fund and securing support for select program and scholarship endowments. In addition, as new reunion class initiatives for key reunion years are established, an enhanced planned-giving effort has been launched in tandem with the college's ongoing effort to increase alumni participation and support for the Annual Fund.

New and Enhanced Student Scholarships

Luther College is committed to keeping the four-year undergraduate experience affordable for all students. The primary and lasting means of accomplishing this ideal is through endowed scholarship support for deserving students. Funding a permanently endowed scholarship requires an outright commitment of $25,000 or more. Possible giving options:

  • Create a new named scholarship at $25,000 or more
  • Enhance an existing named scholarship with an additional gift of $25,000 or more
  • Enhance an existing named scholarship with an additional gift of any amount

Student Scholarship Support for Study Abroad

Luther strives to ensure every student the opportunity to study away from campus, but in reality this experience is often out of reach for many of our students. Similar to Luther’s traditional need-based scholarship funding, creating a study-abroad scholarship also requires a minimum of $25,000 to establish. A donor may fund such a scholarship through outright support or through a planned gift.