Scholarships


Trinity Lutheran College offers merit-based scholarships for new students, to include first-year and first-year transfer students with 15 or more semester credits of approved coursework. As a candidate for admission, an applicant will automatically be considered for these awards upon acceptance to the college. All scholarships are based on full time enrollment. Trinity Lutheran College reserves the right to exclude certain courses when determining grade point average.

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2015-16 Academic Scholarships

President’s Scholarship
$10,000 to $13,000 per year, awarded to first year students only with a minimum 3.75 grade point average and submitted ACT/SAT score. Automatically renews annually for up to three years if a 3.5 grade point average is maintained.

Trinity Scholarship
$7,000 to $10,000 per year awarded to full time students with a minimum 3.4 grade point average and submitted ACT/SAT score. Automatically renews annually for up to three years if a 3.2 grade point average is maintained.

Honors Scholarship
$4,000 to $7000 per year awarded to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA and submitted ACT/SAT score.

Specialty Scholarships

ELCA Bishop’s Scholarship
Up to 50% of tuition per year awarded to students from participating ELCA synods who demonstrate leadership in school, church and community, with a minimum 3.0 GPA and submitted ACT/SAT score. Students must apply for this scholarship with a cover letter submitted to the Office of Admissions. Recipients must enroll full time. Automatically renews annually for up to 3 years if a 3.0 grade point average is maintained. Learn more about this scholarship.

Lenore Myers Scholarship for Youth & Family Ministry
Up to $10,000 per year awarded to full time students intending to major in Children, Youth & Family Studies. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and SAT score of 1080 or ACT of 23. Apply for this scholarship with a cover letter submitted to the Children, Youth & Family Studies Department. Download more information about this scholarship (PDF).

Students with a Purpose
Up to $2000 awarded to students enrolled full time with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students must demonstrate leadership, initiative, or outstanding service in school, church or community.

Check with the head of your academic program for additional department specific scholarships.

Talent Scholarships

Athletic Talent
Talent awards can be offered regardless of need for recruited athletes. Trinity offers talent awards in men's and women's soccer, golf, cross-country and track and field. Students interested in learning more about athletic talent awards may contact Matt Koenigs, Athletic Director, at Matt.Koenigs@TLC.edu.

Music Talent
Talent awards can be offered regardless of need for vocal and musical performance. Students interested in Music Talent Scholarships should contact Stephen Marshall-Ward, Professor & Chair of Music, at Stephen.Marshall-Ward@TLC.edu.


Note: Scholarship awards and guidelines are subject to change at the college's discretion, and adjustments may be made based on the eligibility of the applicant pool.