Transfer Students Scholarships and Awards

These scholarships are for students enrolling at Luther with earned after high school. We grant these scholarships and awards without regard for financial aid. Once awarded, they become an important part of your total financial aid package.

Academic Merit Scholarships

Admitted students automatically receive one of the following academic achievement awards; the only application required is an application for admission. Academic scholarships are renewable for each of a student’s four years at Luther College. The amount is based on high school academic performance, as measured by cumulative high school GPA (calculated according to Luther’s weighting formula). Standardized test scores are not required but will be considered if submitted.

Annual AmountGPA RangeAward Name
$34,000 per year>=3.95Founders
$32,000 per year3.70 - 3.94Presidential
$30,000 per year3.45 - 3.69Dean
$28,000 per year3.10 - 3.44Martin Luther
$26,000 per year<=3.09Achievement

Accepted students are informed of their award as part of their admission notification packet.

Value:
$3,000 to $7,000 per year.

Selection Criteria:
Awards are given to students who display outstanding potential for participation in music at Luther.

Application:
Complete a Luther application for admission and audition with the Music Department.

Renewal:
Renewable for students enrolled full-time up to eight semesters providing that the student is maintaining satisfactory academic progress and participating in both a qualifying ensemble and applied music lessons in the area of the scholarship (one credit). Applied music lessons incur an additional charge each semester.

Value:
$1,000 per year.

Selection Criteria:
Awards are given to students who auditioned and participated in their state’s high school (9-12th grade) all-state festival (or approved equivalent festival, domestic or international) for one year.

Application:
Complete a Luther application for admission.

Renewal:
Renewable up to eight semesters of full-time enrollment providing that the student is maintaining satisfactory academic progress and is participating in a qualifying music ensemble. Students not planning to participate in a music ensemble at the collegiate level will be awarded a one-time $1,000 scholarship for their first year.

Value:
$1,000 per year.

Selection Criteria:
Awards are given to students who participated in a Lutheran Summer Music Festival.

Application:
Complete a Luther application for admission.

Renewal:
Renewable up to eight semesters, based on full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress.

Value:
$1,000 per year.

Selection Criteria:
Awards are given to the dependent children of Luther College graduates.

Application:
Complete a Luther application for admission.

Renewal:
Renewable as long as the student is enrolled full-time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Value:
Up to $1,000 yearly match per student from Luther College for congregational support.

Selection Criteria:
Matching grants are given to students whose home congregation financially supports their Luther education.

Application:
A representative of the student’s home congregation must submit the EPIC Contribution Form (PDF).

Renewal:
Renewable up to 8 semesters, based on full-time enrollment and continuing participation of home congregation.

As part of its sustainability efforts, Luther College offers $5,000 scholarships ($1,250 per year) to students who have demonstrated leadership in sustainability and are committed to working for a more just, equitable, and environmentally sustainable world. Is this you? If so, click here to apply and read on to learn more about this unique opportunity. The scholarship recipients join, work, and learn with other scholars in Luther’s Sustainability Scholars Program.

 

Learn more about Luther’s Sustainability scholarship

First-year and transfer students who visit Luther may be eligible for a Campus Visit Award ($1,000/year), if they enroll at Luther. Limit one visit award per student.

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