Continued support and growth of the Luther College Annual Fund are critical for the college’s success. The $2.1+ million annual goal for unrestricted gifts has an immediate impact on the Luther community – supporting students, teaching and learning opportunities, and student life on campus.
Student scholarship support remains the most important, and ever-present, endowment need. Making a Luther education affordable is essential for recruiting students, and scholarship assistance is often the deciding factor for many students. Fully 98% of our students receive financial aid and 75% work on campus and in our community to support college costs. Today we provide $45 million in student aid each year from college funds. Less than 10% of current need is met by the scholarship endowment’s annual spending allowance. The remainder must be drawn from the college’s general operating budget, diverting resources from other college priorities.
Endowment is the foundation on which Luther College sustains academic excellence for future generations of students, faculty, and staff. Our institutional goal is to continue growing the endowment – for scholarship, research fellowships, programs, professorships, and chairs – to enhance the resources necessary to support Luther’s mission and vision.
Imagine being given the opportunity to design your very own learning experience anywhere in the world. This generous, and unique, fellowship program offers awards of $5,000 to support students in creating a learning opportunity, each as different as the students who envision them.
For more information on ways to support our current priorities, or Luther College in general, please contact the Development Office at (800) 225-8664.
Of course, if you're ready to make your gift today, you may visit givenow.luther.edu.Thank you, again, for your interest in supporting Luther College.