Imagine Fellowships

Gift Amount

As reflected in the goals of Luther’s last strategic plan, we seek to foster integrative learning that connects academic inquiry with ethical reflection and spiritual formation demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems.

To meet this goal, Luther College seeks to permanently endow the Imagine Fellowship program at $1,000,000.

Funding opportunities

Endowment Support:

  • Gifts of all sizes are invited to enhance the Imagine Fellowship endowment fund.
  • Named and endowed Imagine Fellowships are available at $100,000 each.

Current Support:

  • Current funding to support an Imagine Fellow is also being sought at a level of $5,000 per year. This current funding helps the college manage the program until the permanent endowment goal is met.

For more information on making an investment in the Imagine Fellowship program, please contact Nathan Ersig, director of development.

Imagine Fellowships are unique to Luther College in the creativity, freedom, and entrepreneurialism they encourage in students’ pursuit of learning. In the fall of 2006, Luther piloted the Imagine Fellowship program to encourage and support high-achieving incoming students with an innovative opportunity to pursue an extended “imaginative learning experience” beyond campus. The results were exceedingly positive.

As Imagine Fellows, students have great latitude to pursue their own passions. The only restriction on the fellowship is that it be used for an extended learning experience beyond campus. Imagine Fellowships may not be used to offset normal tuition and fee charges on campus. Fellows will be encouraged to use the fellowship funding ($5,000 per fellow) during their junior or senior year.

We encourage you to read more about the current Imagine Fellows. 

Imagine Fellowship
Imagine Fellows In Action

Want to learn more about the experiences of the Imagine Fellows? Read this article in Luther's alumni magazine.