Scholarships and Awards

Luther believes that the gifts and talents each student brings to our campus are what makes this such a special college.

Because we place such a high value on what our students contribute to the campus community, we offer a wide variety of scholarships and awards based on demonstrated academic excellence, musical talent, and other criteria.

Transfer Students Scholarships and Awards

These scholarships and awards are granted without regard for financial need, although, once awarded, they do become an important part of the total financial aid package. The following scholarships are available for students beginning attendance in the 2014-15 academic year:

  1. Transfer Award of Distinction

    To Apply

    Complete a Luther application for admission.

    Award Amount

    $19,000 per year for students beginning in the fall of 2015.

    Selection Criteria

    Awards are based on a 4.0 college GPA and 24 hours of transferable credit.

    Renewable?

    Yes, as long as the student is enrolled full-time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

  2. Transfer Award of Excellence

    To Apply

    Complete a Luther application for admission.

    Award Amount

    $17,000 per year for students beginning in the fall of 2015.

    Selection Criteria

    Awards are based on a 3.5-3.99 college GPA and 24 hours of transferable credit.

    Renewable?

    Yes, as long as the student is enrolled full-time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

  3. Transfer Achievement Award

    To Apply

    Complete a Luther application for admission.

    Award Amount

    $15,000 per year for students beginning in the fall of 2015.

    Selection Criteria

    Awards are based on a 3.0-3.49 college GPA and 24 hours of transferable credit.

    Renewable?

    Yes, as long as the student is enrolled full-time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

  4. Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

    To Apply

    Complete a Luther application for admission.

    Award Amount

    $1,000 per year.  This is in addition to either the Transfer Award of Distinction or the Transfer Award of Excellence.

    Selection Criteria

    Member in good standing of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

    Renewable?

    Yes, as long as the student is enrolled full-time and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

  5. Weston Noble Music Scholarship

    To Apply

    Complete a Luther application for admission and audition with Music Department before March 1.

    Award Amount

    $2,000 to $6,000 per year.

    Selection Criteria

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

    Renewable?

    Yes, renewable for full-time enrollment providing that the student is maintaining satisfactory academic progress, as well as participation in music ensembles and continued growth through private music lessons.

  6. Music Lesson Scholarships

    To Apply

    Complete Luther admission application and audition with Music Department before March 1.

    Award Amount

    $950 for the 2015-16 academic year.

    Selection Criteria

    Awards are given to students based on the outcome of their auditions, the scholarships cover the cost of private lessons.

    Renewable?

    Only for those students enrolled full-time and pursuing a music major.

  7. Luther Legacy Award

    To Apply

    Complete a Luther application for admission.

    Award Amount

    $1,000 per year.

    Selection Criteria

    Awards are given to the dependent children of Luther College alumni.

    Renewable?

    Yes, based on full-time enrollment and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

  8. Diversity Enrichment Scholarship

    To Apply

    Complete a Luther application for admission.

    Award Amount

    $2,500 per year.

    Selection Criteria

    Awards are granted to selected students from distinctive and broadly diverse backgrounds based on their potential to enrich the educational environment on campus and make positive contributions to the larger world.

    Renewable?

    Yes, based on full-time enrollment and maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

  9. Education Partners in Covenant (EPIC) Matching Grant

    To Apply
    Award Amount
    • Up to $1,000 yearly match from Luther for congregational support beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. The yearly match in the current academic year is $750.
    Selection Criteria
    • Matching grants are given to students whose home congregation financially supports their Luther education.
    Renewable?
    • Yes, up to 8 semesters; based on full-time enrollment and continuing participation of home congregation.
    Notes
    • Notification of awards—and the funds themselves—must come directly from the church to Luther for students to receive the match. EPIC is a program for congregations to support students attending Luther. 
    • Congregations may be affiliated with any denomination.
    • EPIC is not intended as a means of diverting family tuition payments through congregations in order to receive personal tax benefit.  This is a violation of tax law that can jeopardize non-profit status for both Luther and the church.
  10. Carver Scholars Program