Martin Luther College Merit Scholarship Opportunities:

No application is required. We review eligibility for every student each year. Merit scholarships will be added as part of the financial aid award.

Incoming (traditional) first-year students will be considered for merit scholarships based on their cumulative high school GPA or ACT score. Transfer students and returning MLC students will be considered for merit scholarships based on their cumulative college GPA.


2018-2019 MLC Scholarship Opportunities

Please pay close attention to due dates and application requirements.

  • Christus Lux History Scholarship

    • Amount: Total funding is $1900 for 2018-2019 – one or multiple recipients may receive this award. 
    • Deadline: October 31, 2018
    • Requirements: Pre-Seminary students entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year. Scholarship recipient selected based on the best research paper about church history.
    • For more information please speak with Professor Baganz Social Sciences Division Chair
  • Herman & Antonia Lehmann Prize

    • Amount: $650 
    • Deadline: November 9, 2018
    • Requirements: Graduating student (either Fall 2018 or Spring 2019) with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.75.
    • Directions to apply
  • Meilahn P. Zahn Scholarship

    • Amount: Total funding is $2650 for 2018-2019 – up to three prizes will be awarded. 
    • Deadline: November 19, 2018
    • Requirements: Undergraduate student who demonstrates God-given abilities in music through the creation of a work that promotes Lutheran worship and/or Lutheran music education. The work may be musical, textual, visual, pedagogical, or technological.
    • Directions to apply

*Students that receive a designated MLC scholarship will be asked to write a letter of appreciation (thank you letter). Students that do not write this letter of appreciation within the designated time frame will forfeit their eligibility for any future MLC scholarship opportunities (excluding merit scholarships and need-based grants).

If you have any questions, please contact our office.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

These scholarships are not associated with Martin Luther College.
All questions should be directed to the organization providing the scholarship funding.

  • CashCourse My Story Essay Contest

    • Prizes: $250 Runner up (x4) – $1,000 Second place (1) – $2,000 Grand Prize (1)
    • Guidelines: Complete the official entry form and submit an original 750 word essay describing a financial mistake you have had and what you learned from it.
    • Deadline: October 31, 2018
    • To Apply: View Details
  • OutdoorStack Annual Award

    • Prize: $1500
    • Guidelines: Must currently be a student of Martin Luther College and have an interest in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, cycling, water sports or winter sports
    • Deadline: January 30,2019
    • To Apply: View Details
  • Future Mentors Scholarship

    • Scholarship: $1500
    • Guidelines: Must currently be an enrolled student. Submit an essay between 800 and 1500 words.
    • Deadline: February 15, 2019
    • To Apply: View Details

Scholarship Tips

  • Scholarships are available through many different companies and organizations. Spending some time to search for funds and applying to scholarships can be time consuming, but it can also help you get FREE MONEY for your educational costs.
  • Check in your community for available scholarships. Ask your parents if their employer offers scholarships. Use a scholarship search tool online for more opportunities.
  • Searching for scholarships is free. If a website requests money to perform a search, do not use that website.

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