Youth & Family Ministry
ELCA College Scholarship
Historians argue that the Lutheran church was born in the universities. Higher education has been an important part of our heritage - and we continue to support the ongoing work of Jesus Christ by educating young men and women in order to be sent out into the world to make positive contributions for the benefit of people, nations and the environment.
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First Lutheran encourages and supports our confirmed members to enroll in Lutheran colleges by providing scholarships that are often matched dollar-for-dollar by qualifing institutions.
Confirmed members may obtain a scholarship application by contacting the church office (651) 345-5003 or by following the link below.
Bob Polk College Scholarship
Bob Polk, a long time faithful member of First Lutheran Church who died in July 2015, has generously given money for a scholarship to support a student who is going into a medical or health related career. Applications for this scholarship are due by June 1.
In accordance with the wishes of Bob Polk and his family this $1,000 scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving student who is a confirmed member of First Lutheran Church and who plans to enroll or is presently enrolled in an undergraduate 2 or 4 year college, university or technical school educational program in a medical or related health care program.
The application requirements include: High School or college GPA of 3.0, acceptance into a 2 or 4 year accredited college, university or technical school for preparation for a medical or health related field, completion of the application form, personal statement and release of student records form. Financial need will also be considered.
Candidates can reapply for up to 4 years during their undergraduate study. Scholarship applications can be obtained from the First Lutheran Church office or by following the link below. Completed applications can be returned to the First Lutheran Church office by June 1. The scholarship will be awarded by July 1. Questions, contact Patty Svien, 651-345-4383.