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.

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2019-2020 MLC Scholarship Opportunities

Below are the scholarship opportunities for enrolled students during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Please check back for deadlines and specific application information.
Scholarship reminders will be posted on Portal and the MLC Direction Facebook page.
This is not an exhaustive list of all scholarship opportunities. Some scholarships do not require an application but have set criteria that determine recipients. Students will be notified if they receive any additional scholarship funds.

  • Precht Family Scholarship

    • Amount: $500 renewable for 3 years
    • Requirements: Incoming first-year students with a GPA of 3.75 or better
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • MLC Auxiliary Scholarship

    • Amount: $750 renewable for 3 years
    • Requirements: Incoming first-year students with a GPA of 3.75 or better
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • Meilahn P. Zahn Scolarship

    • Amount: $900-1200 (depending on the number of awards given)
    • Requirements: Undergraduate students who demonstrate 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.
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: Information Form & Entry Form
  • By Grace Scholarship

    • Amount: $1400 
    • Requirements:  Staff Ministry or Pastoral Ministry students who have dependent children, who are in good academic standing, and have unique gifts to be used in God’s kingdom.
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • Conrad Frey Memorial Scholarship

    • Amount: $1225 – four recipients selected
    • Requirements:  Students graduating this academic year (2019-2020) majoring in Education or Pre-Seminary with a minimum 3.0 GPA with participation in facets of MLC student life.
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • Ruth Preston Lehmann Scholarship

    • Amount: $1000 – two recipients selected
    • Requirements:  Female student graduating this academic year (2019-2020),  who has a minimum 3.75 GPA.
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • Victor F. Voecks Scholarship

    • Amount: $1800 
    • Requirements:  Student must be returning as a student in 2020-2021 (current sophomore, junior, senior that will not graduate this year) majoring in Education with a minimum 3.0 GPA with participation in facets of MLC student life.
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • Marjorie E. Toepel Scholarship

    • Amount: $720-900 – depending on the number of recipients (4 or 5)
    • Requirements:  Students who have completed one year at MLC (current sophomore, junior, or senior) who demonstrate strong ability to preach or teach the gospel and an interest in church music. While all WELS students are eligible, the scholarships will be evaluated and awarded according to the following prioritization:
      1) Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Howard’s Grove, WI
      Members of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI
      Members of Christ-St. Peter Lutheran Churches, Milwaukee, WI
      2) Students from the Manitowoc Conference of the Northern Wisconsin District
      3) Students from a current or former WELS world missionary family
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • Anonymous Scholarship

    • Amount: $1000 multiple recipients (2018-2019: 4 in fall & 4 in spring)
    • Requirements:  Students who have completed four semesters of college and have attained 03/junior status with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • Herman & Antonia Lehmann Prize

    • Amount: $650 
    • Requirements:  Student graduating this academic year (2019-2020) with a minimum 3.75 GPA.
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • Reverend Philipp & Elenore Lehmann Scholarship

    • Amount: $1300 renewable junior and senior years subject to the student’s continued participation in music
    • Requirements:  Pre-Seminary Freshman who is active in music (participation in a choir, band, or individual lessons).
      The scholarship is awarded beginning of the sophomore year.
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon
  • MLC Music Scholarships

    • Amount: $400-$1750 depending on the specific scholarship
    • Requirements:  Please see specific information for each scholarship below:
      1) Albrecht Music Scholarship: Education, Pre-Seminary, Parish Music student(s) with music & leadership abilities
      2) Bingenheimer Music Scholarship: Education, Pre-Seminary, Parish Music student with interest in serving in music ministry
      3) Breiling Organ Music Scholarship: Parish Music student(s) with at least 2 semesters of organ
      4) Engel Music Scholarship: Education, Pre-Seminary, or Parish Music student(s) with special talent
      5) Junso Organ Music Scholarship: Education, Pre-Seminary, or Parish Music student(s) pursuing organ instruction
      6)Esther Raasch Music Scholarship: Education student who excels in organ music
      7) Amy Marlene Smith Music Scholarship: Education, Pre-Seminary, or Parish Music student(s) with interest in serving in music ministry and financial need
      8) General Music Scholarship: Education, Pre-Seminary, or Parish Music student(s) with a potential to serve in WELS music ministries
    • Deadline: To be determined
    • Directions to apply: coming soon

*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.

  • Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

    • Scholarship: varies depending on current financial aid
    • Guidelines: Pell-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while serving as a public safety officer.
    • To Apply: Stop by the Financial Aid office to learn more about this scholarship
  • ZipHearing Scholarship

    • Scholarship: $1000
    • Guidelines: Must be an enrolled student (fall 2020) with an interest in health and technology.
    • Deadline: November 01, 2019
    • To Apply: View Details
  • 2020 RevPart STEM Scholarship

    • Scholarship: $1000 (winner) and two $250 (runners up)
    • Guidelines: Must be an enrolled student (fall 2020) majoring in a STEM field.
    • Deadline: December 31, 2019
    • To Apply: View Details
  • Lakeview Health Scholarship

    • Scholarship: $3000
    • Guidelines: Must be an enrolled student (fall 2019), GPA of 2.5 or higher, submit 1000 essay: “Addiction affects all facets of society. What are the steps we as individuals can take to impact recovery in our communities?”
    • Deadline: December 31, 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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