District Financial Aid

Student aid is available to communicant members of Minnesota South District congregations. Applicants shall be enrolled as a professional church worker student or be on the roster of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (graduate students).

  • Undergraduate course work must be taken at a college or seminary operated by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

  • Seminary students who are enrolled in residential or general SMP programs are eligible for the financial aid program administered under this policy.

  • EIIT students and SMP Church Planters qualify for financial assistance under the Mission policies of the District. 

  • Graduate students may be enrolled in a program outside of a college or seminary operated by the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Programs must benefit the ministry of the LCMS and be approved by an MN South District staff member designated by the District President.

The amount of student aid to be provided will be determined on the basis of District policy and funds available.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be submitted by students to their Financial Aid Office by June 1st. Financial Aid Offices must send all student applications to the Minnesota South District office by July 1st. Questions may be directed to Sarabeth Marcello.


Colloquy Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to colloquy students on a first-come, first-served basis each year. Teachers and other ministry workers pursuing membership on the commissioned minister roster should complete the application below and return it to Sarabeth Marcello.

Students should complete a new application for each colloquy class and submit the application three weeks prior to the start of each class.


Other Financial Aid Opportunities

Students should also check with their congregation for potential additional scholarship aid opportunities.

Qualified applicants may also wish to apply for the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Minneapolis Scholarship Award, due April 30, 2019.