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
  • Anonymous Scholarship

    • Amount: $1000 (multiple scholarship recipients may be selected)
    • Deadline:  February 18, 2019
    • Requirements: Completed four semesters of college (junior/03 status) who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Directions to apply
  • Rev. Philipp & Elenore Lehmann Scholarship

    • Amount: $1650 (awarded in 2019-2020 and renewable for 2 years)
    • Deadline:  April 1, 2019
    • Requirements: Pastor-track first-year students who are active in music
    • 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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