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.

Scholarships from Outside Sources

IRMCA Scholarship

Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA) is offering multiple scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000 to current students. Applicants must have sophomore status or higher by November 30, 2015 and must be pursuing a degree in an area of study that would prepare the students for a career in the ready mixed concrete or construction/engineering industries. Applicants must complete the application and write a 1,000 word essay addressing their career goals, objectives, and why the student is considering work in the ready mixed concrete industry. Interested students should visit Iowa Ready Mix. The submission deadline is November 30, 2015.

Global Health Nursing Scholarship

NurseJournal.org is offering a $3,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students who are enrolled in a health related program in nursing, medicine, or public health. Applicants must write an essay, between 800-1,000 words, addressing what skills are necessary to be an effective global health professional. Interested students should visit Nurse Journal. The submission deadline is July 15, 2015.

HotelsCheap Scholarship

HotelsCheap.org is offering a $1,500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must be residents of the United States and answer four open-ended questions. Interested students should visit HotelsCheap. The submission deadline is October 15, 2015.

ADT Safe From the Start Scholarship

Advanced Direct Security is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 – 600 words, addressing the provided prompt regarding the home security industry. Interested students should visit Safe From the Start. The submission deadline is December 31, 2015.

Minerva Associates Scholarship

Minerva Associates is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to current, female students. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 – 700 words, describing the most creative way you have overcome prejudice in a school, social, work or professional setting. Interested students should visit Minerva Associates. The submission deadline is December 31, 2015.

Keating Dental Arts Scholarship

Keating Dental Arts is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to current, female students. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 – 700 words, describing what life experiences have shaped who you are today and what challenges have you overcome in achieving your education (i.e. financial, personal, medical, etc.). Interested students should visit Keating Dental Arts. The submission deadline is May 24, 2015.

Ziering Medical Scholarship

Ziering is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to current, female students. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 – 700 words, addressing whether society’s views on beauty has positively or negatively affected our culture. You may consider how beauty affects pop culture, interaction with your peers, etc. Interested students should visit Ziering Medical. The submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

Unhinge Scholarship

Unhinge is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to current, female students. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 – 700 words, describing how the design around you influences both life and/or business. Interested students should visit Unhinge Hardware. The submission deadline is December 19, 2015.

Uche’s Law Firm Scholarship

Uche’s Law Firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming students. Applicants must write a 500 word essay addressing the provided prompt regarding the legalization of marijuana. Interested students should visit Criminal Defense Attorney in Chicago. The submission deadline is August 14, 2015.

Boling Rice, LLC Scholarship

Boling Rice is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write a 500 word essay addressing the provided prompt regarding distracted driving. Interested students should visit Boling Rice Atlanta. The submission deadline is January 15, 2016.

Albertson & Davidson, LLP Scholarship

Albertson & Davidson, LLP is offering a $2,500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write a 500 word essay addressing what steps lawmakers can take to help prevent financial elder abuse from becoming an even larger problem in the future. Interested students should visit Aldav Law. The submission deadline is August 15, 2015. 

Psychology Access Scholarship

Masters in Psychology Guide is offering a $1,500 scholarship opportunity to current students. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in psychology, counseling, therapy, or social work, have a minimum GPA of 3.2, and write an essay, between 750 – 900 words, addressing how social media will impact psychology in the future. Interested students should visit Masters in Psychology Guide. The submission deadline is October 1, 2015.

NoHo Urgent Care Scholarship

NoHo Urgent Care is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay addressing an experience in your life that has influenced your career goals and plans for the future. Interested students should visit NoHo Urgent Care. The submission deadline is March 24, 2016.  

Structured Settlement Quotes Scholarship

Structuredsettlement-quotes.com is offering a scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. The first place award is $2,000 and the second place award is $1,000. Applicants must write an essay addressing how you would spend your money if you inherited $100,000. Interested students should visit Structured Settlement Quotes. The submission deadline is July 1, 2015.

Public Health Community Scholarship

MPHProgramsList.com is offering a $2,500 scholarship opportunity to current students pursuing a career in public health. Applicants must write an essay, between 700 – 800 words, addressing why you chose to pursue Public Health as an area of study and how you hope to contribute to this field. Interested students should visit MPH Programs List. The submission deadline is January 5, 2016.

Avomeen Science Scholarship

Avomeen Analytical Services is offering a scholarship opportunity to current students pursuing a career in science. The first place award is $1,000 and the second place award is $500. Applicants must submit a transcript and write an essay, between 250 – 400 words, addressing the moment you knew you wanted to pursue a degree in science. Interested students should visit Avomeen. The submission deadline is August 1, 2015.

Dee Siceloff Scholarship

Walking Canes is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to current, full-time students who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Applicants must write a 1,000 word essay addressing how people with Multiple Sclerosis succeed in the world today and how this scholarship will benefit you. Interested students should visit Walking Canes. The submission deadline is July 1, 2015.

DrugNews Scholarship

Drugnews.net is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to current students who are pursuing a career in drug research or have family members affected by a permanent drug injury. Applicants must write an essay, between 400 – 600 words, addressing either why you wish to pursuit a career in drug research or how a family member’s drug side effect has impacted your future goals. Applicants must also submit a transcript and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Interested students should visit DrugNews. The fall submission deadline is July 31, 2015.

Czech Heritage Foundation Scholarship

Czech Heritage Foundation is offering multiple scholarships for various amounts at the discretion of the committee to current, full-time students with Czech/Slovak ancestry. Applicants must have completed one year of college or at least 28 credits, submit a recent transcript, demonstrate their financial need, and submit three reference letters. The applicant’s home must also be within 100 miles of Cedar Rapids, IA. Interested students should visit Czech Heritage Foundation. The submission deadline is July 1, 2015. 

County Office Scholarship

CountyOffice.org is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 – 1,500 words, addressing the prompt regarding your most important local county office. Interested students should visit County Office. The submission deadline is September 30, 2015. 

Gagne, Scherer & Associates, LLC Scholarship

Gagne, Scherer & Associates is offering a $1,200 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 – 1,000 words, addressing the most significant development in military law in the past two years. Interested students should visit Military Trial Lawyers. The submission deadline is July 17, 2015.

Greater Minds Scholarship

Lovenberg & Associates, P.C. is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be affected personally or through a close relation by medical malpractice. Applicants must write a one to three page essay addressing your experience with medical malpractice and its impact on your life. Interested students should visit Lovenberg Law. The submission deadline is August 1, 2015.

Custom Furniture Scholarship

CustomMade is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay, 1,000 words minimum, addressing the reasons why someone would want a custom piece of furniture. Interested students should visit CustomMade. The submission deadline is December 15, 2015. 

Custom Jewelry Scholarship

CustomMade is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay, 1,000 words minimum, addressing the reasons why someone would want a custom piece of jewelry. Interested students should visit CustomMade. The submission deadline is December 15, 2015.

International Gem Society Scholarship

International Gem Society is offering a $350 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay, 1,000 words minimum, addressing the provided prompt regarding the study of gemology. Interested students should visit Gem Society. The submission deadline is December 15, 2015.

Veteran’s College Scholarship

Castelli Law is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must be a current military veteran or honorably discharged veteran or parent, sibling, child or grandchild of a current or honorably discharged veteran. Applicants must write an essay, between 750 - 1,000 words, addressing the provided prompt regarding the American Military’s Place in Preserving Freedom for the United States. Interested students should visit Castelli Law. The submission deadline is May 25, 2015.

K9 Carts Annual Scholarship

K9 Carts is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to students entering the field of Veterinary Medicine. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and write an essay addressing one of the two provided essay questions. Interested students should visit K9 Carts. The submission deadline is August 31, 2015.

Zumper Apartments Scholarship

Zumper is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay addressing how you’ve impacted your community. Interested students should visit Zumper. The fall semester deadline is November 15, 2015.

Study.com Liberal Arts & General Studies Scholarship

Study.com is offering a scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students who are pursuing or in the pursuit of a degree in the liberal arts, general studies, or humanities. Applicants must write a brief essay addressing how this scholarship will help you achieve your dreams. Interested students should visit study.com. The submission deadline is April 1, 2016.

Study.com Computer Science & Computer Engineering Scholarship

Study.com is offering a scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students who are pursuing or in the pursuit of a degree in computer science or computer engineering. Applicants must write a brief essay addressing how this scholarship will help you achieve your dreams. Interested students should visit study.com. The submission deadline is April 1, 2016.

Contactlensheaven Scholarship

Contactlensheaven is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay addressing one of the two provided prompts regarding contact lenses. Interested students should visit Contactlensheaven. The submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

Eraser Clinic Scholarship

Eraser Clinic is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity twice a year to incoming/current students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, submit a recent transcript, and write a piece, between 200 – 400 words, addressing the provided prompt regarding laser tattoo removal. Interested students should visit Eraser Clinic. The fall semester deadline is June 30, 2015. The spring semester deadline is November 30, 2015.

Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship

Insurance Providers is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must create a video, artwork, essay, etc. that would raise awareness of safe driving.  Interested students should visit Insurance Providers. The submission deadline is December 1, 2015.

Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Discover is offering a $2,500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must enter into the sweepstakes and can proceed to share the sweepstakes to earn bonus entries. Scholarship drawings will occur:  June 8, 2015, September 7, 2015, December 7, 2015 and March 7, 2016. Interested students should visit Discover. The submission deadline is February 29, 2016.

The Levin Firm Scholarship

The Levin Firm is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write an essay addressing the provided prompt regarding the prevention of car and motor vehicle accidents. Interested students should visit Levin Injury Firm. The submission deadline is July 17, 2015.

Castlemahon History Group Scholarship

Michael P. Fleming & Associates is offering two $2,500 scholarships to incoming students. Applicants must write an essay regarding any aspect of Irish History. Interested students should visit Fleming Attorneys. The submission deadline is July 1, 2015.

Free Speech Scholarship

Miller Law Offices is offering two $1,000 scholarships to incoming/current students. Applicants must be enrolled in college, over 18 years of age, and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. To apply, applicants must write an essay (500 words or more) on “Freedom of Speech makes America Great”. Interested students should visit Phillip H. Miller. The submission deadline is August 1, 2015.

Ignite AG Customer Advisory Board Scholarship

Ignite Advisory Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to current students wanting to enter a marketing field focused around customer engagement or research. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and write a 300-500 word essay explaining why you would like to enter into this field or your value of customer-focused marketing programs. Interested students should visit Ignite AG. The submission deadline is October 1, 2015.

Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship

Astanza is offering a $2,500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must pursue or be in the pursuit of a degree in one of the following majors: physics, biology, engineering, medicine, nursing, or other applied science fields.  Applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0. To apply, individuals must complete the application form, submit a scanned copy of acceptance letter from college/university, and submit a recent transcript. Interested students should visit Astanza Laser. The submission deadline is June 30, 2015.

Brilliance Scholarship

Brilliance is offering a $1,500 scholarship to current students of any discipline. Applicants must submit a unique ring design and write a short piece (up to 200 words) about the design. Interested students should visit Brilliance. The submission deadline is August 1, 2015.

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

SeniorAdvisor.com is offering two $2,000 scholarships to current students. Applicants must write an essay, between 500-750 words, addressing the provided prompt:  How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Interested students should visit Senior Advisor. The submission deadline is December 31, 2015.

Spokeo Connections Scholarship

Spokeo is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and write an essay, between 1,000-1,600 words, addressing one of the three provided prompts. Interested students should visit Spokeo. The submission deadline is July 1, 2015. 

AAC’s Behavioral Health Academic Scholarship

American Addiction Centers is offering $10,000 in scholarships to incoming/current students. Applicants must be in the pursuit of or intend to pursue a degree in behavioral health, nursing, counseling, psychology, social work, marriage/family therapy, and mental health and/or substance abuse. First place will receive an award of $5,000, while second and third place will each receive $2,500. Applicants must also write an essay (800 words max.) addressing your pursuit of a career in the behavioral sciences. Interested students should visit American Addiction Centers. The submission deadline is May 31, 2015. 

The Highrises.com Scholarship

Highrises.com is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity, $1,000 per semester, to current students. Applicants must be enrolled full-time and write an essay between 750 – 1,500 words addressing the provided prompt regarding high-rise condominium towers. Interested students should visit High Rises. The submission deadline is August 31, 2015.  

Small Business, Big Impact Scholarship

Insureon is offering two $2,500 scholarships to incoming/current students. This scholarship opportunity will be provided three times throughout the year with varying essay prompts. For the upcoming contest, applicants must write an essay between 500 – 750 words addressing your favorite small business and why you love it. Interested students should visit Insureon. The submission deadlines are as follows: July 31, 2015 and December 1, 2015. 

ShipDig Scholarship

USPostmail.org and shipdig.com is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must write a 500 – 1,000 word essay addressing the most interesting item you have ever received in the mail. Interested students should visit shipdig.com. The submission deadline is September 15, 2015.

Nissenbaum Internet Law Scholarship

The Nissenbaum Law Group is offering two $500 scholarships to incoming/current students. Applicants must write a 500 – 2,500 word essay addressing the provided prompt regarding the American legal system. Interested students should visit GDN Law. The submission deadline is May 30, 2015.

Extreme Terrain Scholarship

Extreme Terrain is offering a $3,000 scholarship opportunity twice a year to students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies. Applicants must write a 700 – 1500 word essay describing who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use, and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for this access. Interested students should visit Extreme Terrain. The submission deadline for the spring semester is October 15, 2015 and the deadline for the fall semester is June 15, 2015.

CIC Veteran Scholarship

Chicago Injury Center is offering four scholarships to disabled US Veterans, ranging from $250 to $1,000, who are seeking a degree. Applicants must write an essay of at least 500 words addressing the provided prompt, submit a short biography with a photo, maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5, and have proof of honorable discharge. Interested applicants should visit CIC Veteran Scholarship. The submission deadline is June 1, 2015.

Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

The Expert Institute is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to current students who are pursuing a degree related to healthcare or the life sciences. Applicants must have minimum GPA of 3.0 and write an essay, in 500 – 1,000 words, addressing the provided prompt. Interested students should visit The Expert Institute. The submission deadline is December 31, 2015.

Iron Security Scholarship Blog Contest

Iron Security is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher and write a blog post, in 500 – 1,000 words, describing a time when you only had a few moments to make an important decision and the result of the decision. Interested students should visit Iron Security. The submission deadline is May 31, 2015.

TheHealthy.com Scholarship

TheHealthy.com is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to incoming freshman - Fall 2015. Applicants must write an essay, 500 words minimum, addressing one of the three provided essay topics. Interested students should visit TheHealthy.com. The submission deadline is July 15, 2015.

Thomas L. Dickson Scholarship

Dickson Law Group is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must create a video essay in response to the provided prompt regarding small businesses. The video should be between 1 and 3 minutes in length. Applicants must also be in good academic standing. Interested students should visit Dickson Legal. The submission deadline is May 15, 2015.

Reed Tech Scholarship

Reed Tech is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students who plan to pursue or are in pursuit of a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. Applicants must write an essay of no more than 750 words about a significant innovation.  Interested students should visit Reed Tech. The submission deadline is May 30, 2015.

Southland Electrical Supply Scholarship

Southland Electrical Supply is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students who plan to pursue or are in pursuit of a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 and 1,000 words, addressing how innovation affects the science, technology and trade industry. Interested students should visit Southland Electrical. The submission deadline is May 30, 2015.

Design Your Future Scholarship

Distinctive Window Treatment Plus is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students who plan to pursue or are in pursuit of a degree in interior design, art and design, architecture, or another related major. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 and 1,000 words, addressing the provided prompt. Interested students should visit Distinctive Windows. The submission deadline is May 25, 2015.

AmeriQuest Transportation Services Scholarship

AmeriQuest is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students who plan to pursue or are in pursuit of a degree in technology, business, or a related field. Applicants must write an essay, between 500 and 1,000 words, addressing how innovation can help resolve the driver shortage issue. Interested students should visit AmeriQuest Corp. The submission deadline is May 30, 2015.

Hovland Scholarship

The Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation is offering a $2,000 scholarship opportunity to current students who will be entering their junior year in the fall of 2015. Applicants must be of Norwegian descent, demonstrate financial need, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Moreover, preference will be given to applicants from the Bomlo Community of Norway. Students must complete the application by July 15, 2015.

Dolman Law Scholarship

Dolman Law Group is offering a $1,100 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must be in good academic standing and must create a 2-3 minute video essay addressing the provided prompt regarding texting and driving. Interested students should visit Dolman Law. The submission deadline is July 22, 2015.

Save Plans Scholarship

Save Plans is offering a $750 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must have a current GPA of 2.5 or higher and write an essay, between 500 to 1,000 words, describing your worst experience at the dentist office. Interested students should visit Save Plans. The submission deadline is June 1, 2015.

180 Medical College Scholarship Program

180 Medical is honored to help current full-time students with spinal cord injuries, spina bifida, transverse myelitis, and/or neurogenic bladder by providing students the opportunity to apply for five $1,000 scholarships. Applicants must be complete the application, address the provided essay question, submit a physician’s statement of diagnosis, and an official transcript. Interested students should visit 180 Medical. The submission deadline is June 1, 2015.  

Goedeker’s Appliances Annual Book Scholarship

Goedeker’s is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current students. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher and write an essay of at least 300 words addressing why college and your particular field of study are important. Interested students should visit Goedeker’s. The submission deadline is July 31, 2015.

Goedeker’s Appliances Public Service Scholarship

Goedeker’s is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to current students in a public service position and/or to the spouses and children of these public service employees. Applicants must write an essay of at least 300 words addressing why you deserve to be a scholarship recipient. Interested students should visit Goedeker’s. The submission deadline is July 31, 2015.

Rural Students Scholarship Essay Contest

Blaze Wifi is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to incoming/current full-time students.  Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and write an essay, no fewer than 600 words and no more than 1,000, addressing the provided prompt regarding city and country living. Interested students should visit Blaze Wifi. The submission deadline is June 1, 2015.

Innovative Smiles Scholarship

Innovative Smiles is offering a $500 scholarship opportunity to current students of all majors. Applicants must complete the scholarship application and address the provided essay question in no less than 1,000 words. Interested students should visit Innovative Smiles. The submission deadline is January 18, 2016.  

Dry Defender Protect Your Bed Scholarship

ProtectiveBedding is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to current students. Applicants must create a comic, short film, drawing, poem, etc. featuring the Dry Defender mascot. Interested students should visit Protective Bedding. The submission deadline is June 30, 2015.  

Karman Healthcare Scholarship

Karman Healthcare is offering two $500 scholarships to students whom suffer from a mobility disability. Entrants must write an essay or poem addressing why disability awareness is important. Interested students should visit Karman Healthcare. The submission deadline is September 1, 2015.  

Software Providers Scholarship

Software Providers is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity every three months to incoming/current full-time students in good academic standing. We’ll also publish a few of the top selections on our blog. Applicants must submit a 600-800 word essay on one of our two essay topics. Interested students should visit SoftwareProviders. The 2015 deadlines are: July 15, 2015 & October 15, 2015.

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