This scholarship was established by Dr. Carl W. and Marilyn J. Toepel and family in memory of Marjorie E. Toepel (1945-2008). Marjorie taught 35 years at Our Savior-Wausau, Wisconsin, and Christ/St. Peter-Milwaukee. She loved to teach the Savior’s lambs, direct choir, and play the organ. God blessed Marjorie with a love for her teaching ministry and the opportunities it provided her to share the message of her Savior through word and song. The Marjorie E. Toepel Scholarship is intended to encourage and assist Martin Luther College students preparing to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through the preaching and teaching ministries.
Scholarship winners are MLC sophomores, juniors, or seniors who demonstrate strong ability to preach or teach the gospel and an interest in church music, especially the organ. Financial need may be a factor. All WELS students are eligible with first priority given to students from St. Paul-Howards Grove, Wisconsin; Our Savior-Wausau, Wisconsin; and Christ/St. Peter-Milwaukee; as well as students from the Manitowoc Conference of the Northern Wisconsin District and students from WELS world missionary families.