Financial Aid

LSTC is able to offer generous scholarships to students in all programs. Donations from individuals, churches, synods, and multiple foundations enable LSTC to provide scholarships at a higher level than ever before. We continue to bolster these programs to make theological education a reality for highly-qualified students who wish to pursue their calling.


Emerging Leaders Scholarship

Advanced Studies Global Leaders Scholarship

  • Presidential scholarships (full tuition annually)
  • Dean’s scholarships (half tuition annually)
  • Servant scholarships ($5,000)

At this time, there are no separate scholarship applications required for LSTC Visionary Scholarships; scholarships are awarded at the time of admission based upon merit. Please note that an application for admission into LSTC programs is January 15, 2023 (PhD and THM degrees) and February 5, 2024 (MDiv, MAM, and MA degrees).


We highly recommend that eligible students apply to the ELCA Fund for Leaders Scholarship. This year, students can apply between Dec. 1, 2023, and Feb. 23, 2024.

To be eligible, applicants must be planning to enroll at an ELCA seminary as first-year students (juniors) in the fall semester of the 2024-2025 academic year, with no more than one semester’s worth of coursework already completed. Applicants must also have begun the ELCA candidacy process with the intent of becoming a rostered minister of either word and sacrament or word and service. You can find out more about the different scholarships available through the ELCA Fund for Leaders and apply here.

Back to top