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.

MeritScholarships

2018-2019 MLC Scholarship Opportunities

Please pay close attention to due dates and application requirements.

  • 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
  • Albrecht Music Scholarship

    • Amount:  $725
    • Deadline: January 11, 2019
    • Requirements: Education, Pre-Seminary or Music majors who have a potential to serve as leaders in the music ministries of WELS parishes and schools
    • Directions to apply
  • Bingenheimer Music Scholarship

    • Amount:  $450
    • Deadline: January 11, 2019
    • Requirements: Education, Pre-Seminary or Music majors who have declared an interest in serving in the music ministry of WELS churches and schools
    • Directions to apply
  • Breiling Organ Music Scholarship

    • Amount:  1 or more scholarships up to $1050
    • Deadline: January 11, 2019
    • Requirements: Music students who have taken at least 2 semesters of organ, are continuing to take lessons, and are competent to play for chapel
    • Directions to apply
  • Engel Music Scholarship

    • Amount:  1 or more scholarships up to $1750
    • Deadline: January 11, 2019
    • Requirements: Education, Pre-Seminary or Music majors who have special talent and a potential to serve in the music ministries of WELS parishes and schools
    • Directions to apply
  • Junso Organ Music Scholarship

    • Amount:  1 or more scholarships of $500
    • Deadline: January 11, 2019
    • Requirements: Education, Pre-Seminary, or Music students who are currently pursuing organ instructions
    • Directions to apply
  • Raasch Music Scholarship

    • Amount:  $413
    • Deadline: January 11, 2019
    • Requirements: Education students who excel in organ music
    • Directions to apply
  • Smith Music Scholarship

    • Amount:  1 or more scholarships up to $1375
    • Deadline: January 11, 2019
    • Requirements: Education, Pre-Seminary or Music majors who have declared an interest in serving in the music ministry of WELS churches and schools
    • Directions to apply
  • General Music Scholarship

    • Amount:  1 or more scholarships up to $1300
    • Deadline: January 11, 2019
    • Requirements: Education, Pre-Seminary or Music majors who have a potential to serve as leaders in the music ministries of WELS parishes and schools
    • 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.

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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