Contact Information

Nathan Ersig ’98
Senior Director of Development

nersig@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1510

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Rachel R. Vsetecka ’09
Director of Stewardship and Special Events

rachel.vsetecka@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1286

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Legacy Trust

The Legacy Trust was established in 1986 in connection with the 125th anniversary of the college. The initial objective was to add at least $250,000 to Luther’s scholarship endowment fund each year.

Response to the program has been extraordinary over the years, with more than $110 million in cash and planned gifts raised. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, Luther students—most of whom could not otherwise afford to be here—now benefit from more than 925 scholarships that have been established at Luther.

The Legacy Trust Scholarship Program recognizes donors who have established annual or endowed scholarships. Scholarship donors are invited to the Donor Recognition and Appreciation Event each year.

As we look ahead, scholarship support remains critical as students search for ways to meet the rising costs of higher education. You can help ensure a quality education for our students by establishing a scholarship through the Legacy Trust program.

During the 2021-22 academic year, $7.2 million in donor-funded financial aid was distributed to nearly 900 students through awards ranging from $100 to $31,548.

Bryan Wendt '21, a music education major, is the recipient of the Robert and Amy Amunrud Scholarship Fund, the Michael and Betty Borge Scholarship, the Mrs. Robert C. Moen Music Scholarship, the James M. Stellmacher Scholarship, and the Arthur M. and Rose Wisness Music Scholarship. (05/06/2021, 2min)

Legacy Trust Scholarships

A full list of Legacy Trust scholarships can be found in our directory.

Established in Calendar Year 2022

Annual Scholarships

Annual scholarships provide the opportunity for donors to make an immediate impact.

  • Dennis Flatness Memorial Scholarship
    Ken Kotiza
  • Stuart D. Nevermann Scholarship
    Estate of Janelle (Johnson) Nevermann ’58
  • Kathryn Vigen Nursing Scholarship
    Estate of Kathryn Vigen

Legacy Scholarships

Named endowed scholarships provide an enduring stream of scholarship support to assist current and future generations of Luther students, with a minimum commitment of $25,000.

  • Irvin and Delois Flage Memorial Scholarship
    Deborah (Flage) Timmerman ’75 and Daniel Flage ’73
  • Audrey Niemann Scholarship Fund
    Estate of Audrey C. Niemann
  • Brenda Severson Meyer Scholarship**
    Brenda Severson Meyer ’83 and Brian Meyer
  • Richard and Jane Theiler Scholarship**
    Richard ’72 and Jane Theiler

Rachael Brolin '21, an accounting major, is the recipient of the Lucille Stansberry Rosholt Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance Award and the William G. Seabold Scholarship. (05/06/2021; 1min)

Vision Scholarships

Named endowed scholarships provide an enduring stream of scholarship support to assist current and future generations of Luther students, with a minimum commitment of $50,000.

  • Renee (Anderson) and Charles S. Brown, Jr. Scholarship
    Renee (Anderson) ’72 and Charles Brown
  • Carol Denbrook Buesgens Scholarship
    Carol (Denbrook) Buesgens ’67
  • Thomas and Candace Juracek Scholarship*
    Thomas ’79 and Candace Juracek
  • Barbara Lueder Scholarship*
    Barbara Lueder ’70
  • Warren C. Meyer Scholarship*
    Eileen Rossow
  • Oltrogge Dodrill Scholarship*
    Kymberly Oltrogge ’83 and James Dodrill
  • Richard H. and Donna L. Rima Scholarship*
    Richard ’69 and Donna Rima
  • Tom Schmidt Memorial Scholarship**
    Anonymous
  • Mark Strohbehn Study Away Scholarship*
    Mark Strohbehn ’07 and Aaron Jost
  • Joy Tlou Memorial Award
    Hla Tlou

Promise Scholarships

Promise scholarships are to help close the gap in unmet financial need – allowing Luther to attract and recruit the most talented students.

  • Broman Family Promise Scholarship**
    Faith Broman ’83

 

(*) – deferred
(**) – in progress
(***) – deceased

Samuel Zegler-Evans '24, a nursing major, is the recipient of the Sonja Carlsen Egenes Scholarship, the David and Camille Kundert Leadership Scholarship, the David and Ann Preus Scholarship, the Robert and Dell Ann Sathe Opportunity Scholarship, and the Ruth Steinmetz Scholarship. (05/06/2021, 1min)

Contact Information

Nathan Ersig ’98
Senior Director of Development

nersig@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1510

Contact Information

Rachel R. Vsetecka ’09
Director of Stewardship and Special Events

rachel.vsetecka@luther.edu

Phone: 563-387-1286

Give Now