Economics, Accounting, and Management

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The Accenture Scholarship, formerly the Anderson Consulting Scholarship, shall be awarded to a junior student with a 3.0 or greater cumulative grade point average and a major in one of the following: computer science, MIS, management, economics, or math.

The Bachelder Endowed Scholarship Fund, established by George O. and Loretta A. Bachelder, shall be awarded to a worthy sophomore, junior, or senior student with financial need. Preference shall be given to a business major, a music major, a major in the medical area, or an art major.

The Wayne A. and Beth A. Bachman Scholarship, established by Beth Bachman in loving memory of Wayne A. Bachman, class of 1976. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who show academic excellence, majoring in the Business/Economics department, from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.

The Howard and Christine Barlow Scholarship, established by Howard '67 and Christin Barlow, shall be awarded to qualified students, with demonstrated need for financial assistance, majoring in accounting, pre-medicine, or nursing.

The Esther S. and Frank P. Barth Scholarship, established by the family (children, grandchildren, friends) of Esther and Frank Barth, who served as co-managers of the Luther Book Shop and canteen during the late 1940's and early 1950's. The scholarship shall be awarded to a National Merit Scholar (finalist or semi-finalist), with secondary preference to students majoring in Economics, Accounting, Management (business), or Mathematics.

The Frank R. Barth Prize in the Department of Economics and Business, established by Frank '40 and Marjorie (Hove) Barth '42, to be awarded to acknowledge academic performance and/or future potential to students majoring in economics, accounting, and management.

The Warren G. Berg Economics and Business Scholarship, established by Warren '48 and Jan (Reid) Berg '49, shall be awarded to qualified students majoring in economics or business who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Leslie and Lois Bunt Scholarship, established by Donald Bunt '83, shall be awarded to qualified students majoring in business, science, or mathematics with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Dalen-Miller Scholarship, established by Bradley '86 and Jane (Dalen) Miller '86 in honor of their parents; Len Dalen '51, a high school business teacher and coach, Betty Dalen, who drove countless miles to support her children's athletic activities, Norman Miller, a business teacher and school superintendent, and Rebecca Miller, a stay-at-home mom until taking a job to support Brad's education at Luther. The scholarship shall alternate each year between returning (sophomore-senior) computer science and accounting students who show evidence of financial need, and who have been involved in extra-curricular activities at Luther.

The Deere & Company Scholarship for Business and Accounting, established by the John Deere Foundation, shall be awarded to qualified American minority students who are interested in business and/or accounting and can show evidence of need for financial assistance. In years when no American minority student qualifies, the scholarship will be awarded to any deserving student demonstrating high financial need.

The Deines-Christensen Family Scholarship, established by Keith '80 and Dawn (Deines) Christensen '82, shall be awarded to students majoring in (1) art education or (2) business and/or political science. The awards shall be evenly divided between the two preferences if possible, and are not required to be given based upon need for financial assistance.

The Erik R. and Marjorie Ellingson Family Scholarship, established by Marjorie (Morem) '55 and Erik Ellingson, shall be awarded to one or more qualified junior or senior students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance. The scholarship is awarded in alternating years to students majoring in accounting or pre-medical/nursing.

The Kathryn J. Engebretson Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Kathry Engebretson '77 by family and friends, shall be awarded to qualified senior students, with demonstrated need for financial assistance, who are majoring in business.

The Daryl and Audrey Erdman Prize for Entrepreneurship, established by Daryl '61 and Audrey (Pederson) Erdman '61, shall be awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurial skills through their personal endeavors to start up and to manage their own business during their student years at Luther College.

The Malcolm and Maybelle Estrem Endowed Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Studies, established by Malcolm '30 and Maybelle Estrem, shall be awarded to assist students attending classes in entrepreneurship. This scholarship is part of the Malcolm and Maybelle Estrem Endowed Program for Entrepreneurial Studies.

The Malcolm J. and Maybelle Estrem Scholarship, established by Malcolm '30 and Maybelle Estrem, shall be awarded to a student, without regard to financial need, majoring in business that has completed his/her first year. Preference shall be given to students from Wilmar, Glenwood, and Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

The Ettestad Family Scholarship, established by Peggy and Bryan Ettestad in honor of their children Amy '06 and Adam '09, to be awarded to a qualified female business major or a qualified male biology education major during their junior or senior year of study, regardless of financial need. 

The Stuart J. Geiger Endowed Scholarship, established by Stuart Geiger '82, shall be awarded to students majoring in accounting who are active in a Luther College choir with a grade point average of 2.5 or above.

The Marion O. Hall Scholarship, established by Marion Hall through his estate, shall be awarded to either a) entering students, with demonstrated need for financial assistance, ranking in the top 20 percent of their high school class, or, b) current students, with demonstrated need for financial assistance, majoring in the field of finance and related subjects and achieving a minimum GPA of 3.0.

The Kermit O. and Jane E. Hanson Endowed Scholarship, established by Kermit '38 and Jane (Haugen) Hanson '39, shall be awarded to junior or senior students majoring in economics or business with demonstrated need for financial assistance.

The Kirk Harbaugh Accounting Scholarship, established by classmates and friends of Kirk Harbaugh '78, shall be awarded to juniors and seniors majoring in accounting who may show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Adrian S. Helgeson Endowed Scholarship in Accounting, established by Adrian Helgeson '41, shall be awarded to students with demonstrated need for financial assistance majoring in accounting for use their senior year. Preference is given to students interested in public accounting.

The Engebret Nelson (Sebo) Hong Scholarship, established by Anna Hong in memory of her father who graduated in 1871, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, with preference given to students who are residents of Norway who desire to prepare themselves for careers in teaching, government service, business, social services, performing arts, law or medicine.

The Patrick and Amy (Michaelson) Igou '91 Scholarship, established by Amy (Michaelson) '91 and Patrick Igou, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance. Preference shall be given to students majoring in business and/or computer science.

The Iowa Diecast Toys Scholarship, established by Tracy Johnson '92, shall be awarded with preference given to upper class students majoring in Management/Business or Economics.

The Jeld-Wen Foundation Current Scholarship, established by the Jeld-Wen Foundation, shall be awarded to students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance, with preference given to entering first-year students majoring in business and economics. Additional preference is given to students from the communities in which a Jeld-Wen facility is located.

The Edward A. Kaschins Endowed Scholarship in Economics, Accounting, or Management, established by Elizabeth Kaschins in honor and memory of Edward A. Kaschins (1939-2017), professor emeritus of economics. The scholarship shall be awarded to a junior majoring in one of the disciplines in the department of economics, accounting and management. The award may be renewable for the student's senior year upon evidence of continuing academic success, commitment to the discipline, and the ability to complete the major. A new recipient will normally be selected every two years. The department faculty will select a student who presents an exemplary academic record in all coursework, evidence of active engagement in campus life, with consideration of financial need.

The Lawrence M. Kipfer Scholarship in Accounting, established by Lawrence '54 and Mary (Buchholz) Kipfer '55, shall be awarded to qualified junior or senior students, with or without a demonstrated need for financial assistance, who demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum 3.5 grade point average. Preference shall be given to students majoring in accounting, with second preference going to students majoring in economics or management.

The Philip H. and Jodi L. (Anderson) Kruger Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of Phil '00 and Jodi (Anderson) Kruger '00 by their parents to honor their areas of study and the fact that they met during a study-away program. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students based upon high academic achievement and majoring in either accounting or management, with additional preference for students involved in study-away programs.

The Scott D. Leith Memorial Scholarship honors the memory of Scott D. Leith '86 (1963-1997), husband, son, brother, and a friend to many. Scott graduated from Luther College in 1986 with a double major in business management and political science. He was an active member of the track and cross country teams, and continued a lifelong involvement in running, bicycling, cross country skiing, and physical conditioning. This fund was established through contributions from many of Scott's friends, his employer, Jan Sport Inc., and his family, wife Judy Parker-Leith, and his parents, Donald and Joyce Leith. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified returning students from Wisconsin who can show evidence of need for financial assistance and who are majoring in business management or political science.

The Anne (Mattson) '84 and Mitch McAnallen Scholarship, established by Anne (Mattson) '84 and Mitch McAnallen, shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance who are members of Nordic Choir and who are majoring in accounting, economics, or management. If no suitable candidates are found in Nordic Choir, students from Collegiate Chorale or Cathedral Choir may be considered.

The William and Christina Moorcroft Scholarship, established by Bill Moorcroft, professor emeritus of psychology, and Andrew Moorcroft '94, to honor the careers of Bill and Chris Moorcroft who taught psychology and accounting and management at Luther College. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students with demonstrated need for financial assistance with preference given to students from Decorah, Iowa studying psychology, accounting, management, or a combination of these majors.

The Erling Naeseth Memorial Scholarship, established by family and friends in memory of Erling Naeseth '47, professor emeritus and former business manager for the college. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance and are majoring in economics or business management.

The Jana Elizabeth Nelson Memorial Scholarship, established by Cy '76 and Ramona (Feller) Nelson '75 in memory of their daughter, shall be awarded to junior or senior women in excellent academic standing (3.2 GPA or higher), with demonstrated financial need, and who are majoring in biology (or pre-professional health sciences), business, accounting, nursing, or education.

The Weston Noble Entrepreneurial Scholarship, established by the Allan and Janie Dahl Family and the Prosper Lumber Company in honor of Weston Noble '43, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of financial need and who have demonstrated strong character, a concern for ethical behavior, and an interest in pursuing a private business endeavor upon graduation.

The Emery O. Nordness Memorial Award for Business, established by Alan R. '55 and Sally J. Brudos in appreciation of Emery O. Nordness '32, for his loving wisdom as a music and band teacher in Viroqua, Wisconsin. As a teacher, he provided undergirding support and encouragement to students with respect to the abilities and interests of the whole person. In the case of the donor, he saw beyond his interest and excellence in music by encouraging him to pursue his business talents and aptitude, while nurturing his musical interests as an avocation. The award shall be given annually to one outstanding senior majoring in accounting, business, economics, or management. The student is chosen based upon academic merit and promise for the future, with preference given to a student who has demonstrated and maintains an active interest, and participation in, the arts.

The David G. Olson '76 Scholarship, established by Conway and Katherine Olson in appreciation of their son's time at Luther College,  shall be awarded to qualified students, with preference given to those from the Cottage Grove, Minnesota area, those who are Eagle Scouts or are involved in other similar leadership activities, who are studying accounting or business.

The Duane B. and Denay S. Oyen Endowed Scholarship in Economics, established by Duane '66 and Denay Oyen, shall be awarded to a qualified junior or senior student majoring in economics. A committee made up of faculty shall determine the recipient based upon academic merit and promise for the future.

The Paulsen Family Scholarship, established in recognition of the lives of Erik F. Paulsen, Marilyn M. (Stabo) Paulsen, and Lisa M. Paulsen. Erik F. Paulsen was a Norwegian citizen who studied economics and was very passionate about Norwegian culture. In 1950, he married Marilyn M. Stabo in Decorah, whose grandfather, Dr. Trond N. Stabo helped to establish Luther College and served as the college physician for two decades. Their daughter, Lisa '77, studied social work at Luther. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students majoring in social work, economics, or education, and minoring in Nordic/Norwegian studies, with the selection based on academic merit in consultation with the faculty of those departments.

The Pearson Memorial Scholarship, established by Marilyn A. Wahlberg in memory of her parents, Einar and Florence Pearson, and her uncle and aunt, Oscar and Katherine Pearson. Einar and Oscar immigrated to the United States from Sweden and each started his own business. The scholarship shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance with first preference given to students majoring in the business area.

The Uwe Jens Rudolf Accounting Scholarship, established to honor Uwe Rudolf, professor emeritus of accounting and management, for his dedicated service to the College, its students, the liberal arts, the department of economics and business, and the Decorah community. The scholarship shall be awarded to a full-time accounting major completing their junior year, having completed the department core requirements, by a committee comprised of the full-time accounting faculty, assisted by the director of financial aid. The student must have a demonstrated record of student scholarship, career development, or leadership activities, and consideration shall be given to a deserving student with financial need.

The Uwe Rudolf and Karen Braun Outstanding Accounting Scholar Award, established by Karen (Wilken) Braun '85 in honor of Uwe Rudolf, professor emeritus of accounting and management, shall be awarded to an outstanding accounting major, for use during their senior year, based on the following criteria: the student/s will be selected by a committee of full-time accounting faculty; the student/s must be an accounting major completing their junior year of study; and, the faculty committee will consider the students dedication to learning, scholarship in coursework, work ethic and character.

The Rudolf-Whitters Accounting Scholarship, established in recognition of the mentor-student relationship between Professor Uwe Rudolf and Joe Whitters '80, shall be awarded to a promising accounting major enrolling in the first semester of Intermediate Accounting, selected by a committee comprised of the full-time accounting faculty, assisted by the director of financial aid. The student must have a demonstrated record of student scholarship, career development, or leadership activities, and consideration shall be given to a deserving student with financial need.

The Tom Schmidt Business Management Scholarship, established to honor Tom Schmidt, associate professor of economics, accounting, and management from 1977-1988. Professor Schmidt was known as an excellent classroom teacher with a reputation for high academic standards and scholarship. Tom served on a number of college committees, worked to develop alumni relations, supervised student intership projects, and strengthened department ties with financial service and accounting firms. The scholarship shall be awarded to full-time management major approaching the completion of their junior year, having completed the department core requirements, by a committee comprised of the full-time management faculty, assisted by the director of financial aid. The student must have a demonstrated record of student scholarship, career development, or leadership activities, and consideration shall be given to a deserving student with financial need.

The Jack J., Helen K., Jay Arthur and James Allen Schultz Family Scholarship, established by Jack '61 and Helen Schultz, shall be awarded to qualified students majoring in one of the disciplines of the department of economics, accounting, and management.

The William G. Seabold Scholarship, established through the estate of William Seabold, shall be awarded to business students who can show evidence of: strong intellectual ability and achievement even in the absence of traditional academic experiences or opportunities; clarity, independence and originality of thought; range of intellectual curiosity; independent pursuit of knowledge; demonstrated ability to master concepts in the major field of study and to evaluate the potential practical application of those concepts; and, persistent and enthusiastic pursuit of higher education, despite adverse or intervening circumstances.

The Bennett A. and E. Oneida Talle Memorial Award for Business, established through the estate of Bennett and Oneida Talle, shall be awarded to qualified juniors or seniors majoring in the area of business, economics, management, and accounting, and who demonstrate outstanding academic ability.

The William L. and Sandra M. Tews Scholarship, established by William '59 and Sandra Tews to be awarded to students from southeast Wisconsin who are majoring in business and who can show evidence of need for financial assistance.

The Thormodsgard Family Scholarship, established by Diane (Baum) '72 and Gaylord Thormodsgard, shall be awarded to qualified female students with demonstrated need for financial assistance, in excellent academic standing, whose permanent residence is outside the upper Midwest (in this case defined as Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and the Dakotas), and who desires to pursue a major and career in business and/or medical research.

The Terry N. Trimpe and Jason J. Nosek Scholarship, established by Terry Trimpe '70 and Jason Nosek '93 through the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation, shall be awarded to graduates of Mount Vernon Community School District (Iowa) and Lisbon Community School District (Iowa). Scholarship awards shall be made to students who: a) show a need for financial assistance; b) have a minimum grade point average of 2.75; c) when the applicant pool allows, awarded to students majoring in business, biology, or any music related major.

The Warner Family Scholarship, established by Cassandra Warner '85, shall be awarded to qualified female students from Iowa, with preference given to those from Mason City or the surrounding area, and to those who are studying accounting.

The John A. and Carol M. Witt Scholarship, established by John '57 and Carol Witt, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance. Awards shall be divided equally between students majoring nursing and students majoring in business management.

The James and Helen Wooster Scholarship, established by Sally (Wooster) Richardson '69 and Helen Wooster, shall be awarded to qualified students who can show evidence of need for financial assistance and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher in economics, accounting, or management. Preference shall be given to students involved in the music program.