Some Trinity merit scholarships are awarded through individual application. Qualified students do not need to demonstrate financial need to apply. Prospective M.Div., M.A.Y.F.M. and M.A.C.E. students who are members of a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America may apply.
To be considered for a merit scholarship, a student must be admitted to the above degree program and demonstrate a 3.3 cumulative grade point average through three years at an accredited college or university. The Financial Aid Committee will consider the student’s potential for effective ministry based on a written essay.
The Trinity Lutheran Seminary merit scholarship application must be postmarked by March 15. Awards of full, half, and quarter tuition will be announced by April 15 for the following academic year. Assuming satisfactory academic progress is maintained, the merit scholarship will be renewed for the two remaining academic years on campus. Recipients of merit scholarships may also apply for all other financial aid.
Master of Arts in Church Music Scholarships
Internationally acclaimed soprano, Elizabeth Holleque, sang a memorable concert on November 12, 1995, in the Gloria Dei Worship Center at Trinity Lutheran Seminary. This, and a subsequent benefit concert by Ms. Holleque, funded The Holleque Scholarship in Church Music. This scholarship is awarded to incoming, full-time Master of Arts in Church Music students who exhibit outstanding musicianship and potential for effective leadership. A student’s scholarship is renewable provided a satisfactory academic record is maintained during the first year of full-time study in the Master of Arts in Church Music degree program.
The Presidential Scholarship in Church Music is awarded to incoming, full-time Master of Arts in Church Music students who demonstrate outstanding musicianship and potential for effective leadership. The scholarship is renewable provided a satisfactory academic record is maintained during the first year of full-time study in the Master of Arts in Church Music degree program.
The Office of Financial Aid maintains a list of off-campus scholarships, updated annually.