The Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Minneapolis Scholarship Awards were established to provide scholarship awards to eligible candidates pursuing a career in professional ministry or professional lay ministry.
The scholarship program is made possible through a permanently endowed charitable fund at inFaith Community Foundation, established by the former congregation of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Minneapolis. Founded in 1888, Immanuel maintained a strong commitement to education. A school affiliated with the church was founed in the same year to provide English language and religious instruction to immigrant families. The school remained part of the Immanuel’s mission for nearly 100 years. At the time of the church’s closing, the congergation established this fund to provide benefit to Lutheran students who are members of congregations within the Minnesota South District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The scholarship program is administered by inFaith Community Foundation, a national charity with a mission to serve donors, spread joy, and change lives.
Eligible candidates for the scholarship should meet the following criteria:
Candidates must be members of congregations within the Minnesota South District of the LCMS;
Candidates must be in their third of fourth year of study at an undergraduate college or university of the LCMS, or enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program at an LCMS college, university, or seminary. Candidates must be enrolled on a full-time basis, based upon the respective institution’s definition of full-time status. Students are not eligible to apply for their vicarage year;
Candidates must be pursuing a career in professional ministry or professional lay ministry;
Candidates must have a minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Applicants and past recipients may reapply for these scholarships on an annual basis.
Students who wish to apply to the scholarship program must complete an online application, available on the inFaith Community Foundation website at infaithfound.org/scholarships. Application and required attachments are due April 30, 2019. Additional questions about this scholarship program may be directed to Nikki Johnson, Donor Services Associate, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 800-365-4172.