This scholarship was established by Gary Gray and Patrick Walker, friends and colleagues of “RAS.”
Roger A. Sievert (“RAS”) graduated from DMLC on June 6, 1966. He was called to Northwestern Lutheran Academy in Mobridge, South Dakota, as a tutor for one year. He then received a call to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School in Phoenix, Arizona.
He served as a principal-teacher-mentor-coordinator in the Arizona-California District for 40 years.
The families, students, and co-workers he served remember RAS as an encouraging Christian teacher and coach who had a sense of humor and a quick wit.
In 2007 RAS underwent a heart transplant. Even in this, he shared his faith, speaking to groups about this special blessing. Martin Luther College was always dear to RAS’s heart. He felt honored to serve on the Alumni Board until his death in 2013.
The “RAS” Scholarship is for Martin Luther College students who a) are sophomores, juniors, or seniors; b) are education majors; c) are from the Arizona-California District; and d) have financial need.