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. Scholarships are posted for currently enrolled students. Check back on a regular basis for new opportunities. Most scholarship opportunities are from August through March.

  • Dr. John Henry Ott Award for Research Writing

    • Amount: up to $1200 per entry
    • Deadline: November 20, 2018 (paper proposals due), final paper due March 25, 2019
    • Requirements: Pastor-track juniors and seniors who prepare a scholarly research paper
    • Directions to apply
  • Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

    • Amount: Varies based on FAFSA EFC (Expected Family Contribution)
    • Requirements: The child of a parent who died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer
    • 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.

  • 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
  • CM Cares Scholarship

    • Scholarship: $5000
    • Guidelines: Must be an enrolled student (fall 2019), minimum GPA of 3.0, at least part time (6 credits), committed to entering full time ministry in the United States.
    • Deadline: April 15, 2019
    • To Apply: View Details
  • Audrey Erskine Scholarship (Education Majors)

    • Scholarship: $350-500
    • Guidelines: Pursuing a degree to become a teacher (preschool, elementary, or secondary), Currently a junior or senior, current member of Education Minnesota Student Program (preferred)
    • Deadline: June 03, 2019
    • To Apply: View Details
  • The Find Answering Service Connectivity Scholarship

    • Scholarship: $1000
    • Guidelines: Must be an enrolled student (fall 2019). Submit a 1,000-word essay regarding connectivity, communication technology, and the types of technology personally used to connect with others.
    • Deadline: June 7, 2019
    • To Apply: View Details
  • ABC Fundraising Scholarship

    • Scholarship: $2500
    • Guidelines: Must be an enrolled student (fall 2019). Submit an 800-1,000 word essay reflecting on your volunteer and fundraising experience.
    • Deadline: June 30, 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

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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