Endowed Scholarships and Conditions of Eligibility

The following list indicates the endowed scholarships and the conditions of eligibility.

  • The Otto and Esther Austin Family Scholarship, established by the family in memory of their parents, Otto and Esther Austin, for sophomore, junior, or senior students with music interests.
  • The Helen Astrid Barton Memorial Scholarship, established through the estate of Helen Astrid Barton to be awarded to students involved in the music program who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.
  • The Hugh Conkey Music Scholarship, established through his last will and testament to provide scholarships for students with a demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students enrolled in courses in piano and applied music.
  • The John Dewey Memorial Music Scholarship, established by his parents in memory of John Dewey ('57) to be awarded to seniors engaged in the study of voice and violin.
  • The Tanya Marie Enstad Memorial Scholarship, established by her parents, O.L. and Segrid Enstad, awarded with preference given to assist any handicapped or disadvantaged students, or to students interested in music.
  • The Virginia Baker Faldet Memorial Scholarship, established by friends and family in loving memory of Virginia Baker Faldet in recognition of her years of service to Luther College. Awards shall be made to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to students interested in music and who live in northeast Iowa.
  • The Forde-Preus Music Scholarship, originally established to honor Magdalene Forde Preus, the wife of Luther's fourth president, O.J.H. Preus, who served from 1932 to 1948. The scholarship name was changed in 1994 to honor not only Magdalene Forde Preus' love of music, but to honor other Forde and Preus family members who also have musical interests. This scholarship shall be awarded to students with an interest in music.
  • The Abner A. and Olivia C. Hendrickson Memorial Music Scholarship, to be awarded to students majoring in music who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to students who are residents of Allamakee, Howard, or Winneshiek counties in Iowa.
  • The Sigvart A. Hofland Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Dr. Sigvart A. Hofland, formerly professor of music and composer-in-residence at the college, to be awarded to music majors in need of financial assistance.
  • The James O. and Katharine Holum Music Scholarship, established to honor the memory of Rev. James O. Holum and his daughter Katharine, to be awarded to students with financial need majoring in music or participating significantly in music organizations listed in the college catalog.
  • The Clara Hoyt Scholarship, established in recognition of the service of the late Miss Clara Hoyt, formerly assistant professor of music at the college, to be awarded to needy and deserving music majors.
  • The Jenson Music Scholarship, established by Martin and Avis Jenson, to be awarded to upperclass students, based upon musical and academic ability.
  • The Dr. Marian I. Jordalen Scholarship, established in recognition of the work of Dr. Jordalen, former head of the music department, Sacramento State College, California, to be awarded to music majors with financial need.
  • The Linka C. Kempf Music Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified music students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.
  • The Kristi Buckneberg Kuh Memorial Scholarship, established by family and friends ot honor the memory of Kristi Buckneberg Kuh, a 1969 Luther College music graduate, to be used to provide voice lessons.
  • The Donald Larson Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Donald Larson, for many years a member of the music faculty at the college, to be awarded to music majors, based on financial need.
  • The Willard and Yvonne Linnevold Scholarship in Music, established by Drs. Rebecca (Linnevold) and Robert Shaw to honor Willard and Yvonn Linnevold for their lifetime commitment to music, higher education, and Luther College, to be awarded to music majors.
  • The Mildred L. Lund Scholarship, established by Orville Running in honor of his wife, Mildred, to be awarded to qualified students with preference given to female students majoring in vocal music.
  • The Ellen Knudson Mather Memorial Scholarship, established by Dr. and Mrs. Fredrich Lord in memory of Ellen Knudson Mather, to be awarded to outstanding music students in need of financial assistance.
  • The Gladys Moen Music Scholarship, established by Robert C. Moen in memory of his wife, to be awarded to outstanding students majoring in music, with preference to be given to those students majoring in vocal music.
  • The Kathryn Ulvilden Moen Endowed Fund for Organ and Church Music, to be awarded to one or more outstanding organ students who are prospects for a career in performance or church music. If no organ students qualify top cello students should be chosen.
  • The Solveig Lee Nelson Music Scholarship, established by the family and friends of Solveig Lee Nelson to honor her memory, awarded without regard to financial need and with preference given to women who possess the talent for playing stringed instruments.
  • The Njus-Sanderson Music Scholarship, awarded to students with financial need who have demonstrated leadership qualities and have an interest in music. Preference shall be given to students from rural areas in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Illinois.
  • The Weston Noble Music Scholarship, to be awarded to students with demonstrated interest and ability in music.
  • The Franklin C. and Hildred O. Kronlokken Norman Scholarship, to be awarded to qualified students interested in music who show evidence of need for financial assistance with preference given to students interested in vocal performance.
  • The Presser Scholarship, to be awarded to an outstanding student majoring in music, at or after the end of his or her junior year.
  • The Dennis R. Rathjen Memorial Music Scholarship, established in memory of Dennis R. Rathjen ('65), by his parents, to be awarded to music majors.
  • The Dr. Carlo A. Sperati Memorial Music Scholarship, established by alumni of Luther's bands of 1914 and 1936, to be awarded to music majors who are members of the Luther College Concert Band.
  • The Torgerson Endowed Scholarship, established to commemorate the relationship of the family to the college since its founding, endows the principal first violin (concertmaster) chair of the Luther College Symphony Orchestra selected annually through audition by the music department faculty.
  • The Carol Ulvilden Scholarship, established to provide awards for students who are in good academic standing, can show evidence of financial need, and have an interest in music and related subjects.
  • The Arthur M. Wisness Music Scholarship, established in memory of Arthur M. Wisness ('14), to be awarded to students majoring in music.