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Educational Grant

The Educational Grant is a Grant sponsored by Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Award Information:

Amount of Grant: Minimum: $250, Average: $1000, Maximum: $3000
Application Deadline: 15-Mar
Requirements: Open to active members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Priority is given to ethnic minorities and women. Two letters of recommendation are required. A letter from the applicant's advisor or a registration slip verifying that the applicant is enrolled in a graduate program is also required. Criteria include merit in the program, the applicant's acceptance in an accredited graduate institution, the long range needs of the Church, financial need of the applicant, and availability of funds.
Eligibility: Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Educational Grant Program, Division for Ministry, Director for Theological Education, 8765 W. Higgins Road
Chicago, IL 60631
Phone Number: 773 380 2885
Fax Number: 773 380 2829

You can find out more by contacting:

Jonathan Strandjord

Chicago, IL 60631
Phone Number: 773 1380 2873

You should always search for available information on the grant. Your best chance of achieving your goal can be attained by initially researching the prerequisites and making sure you meet them. Before you even begin, be aware of the potential motivations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and their reason for offering the Educational Grant. Once that is done, verify that you have a decent shot to obtain the grant. After figuring out that you have a decent shot of going on to be one of the winners of the Educational Grant, then it is worth it to fill out an application.

One critical part of working toward obtaining the grant is paying close attention to the application. Occasionally the process can be long and tiresome, but take the time to make sure that you fill out the application properly and in its entirety. You don't want to miss out on a technicality.

Once the application is sent off, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Educational Grant chooses a winner and makes payment of the money so you'll be aware of whether or not it is possible to rely on the grant to help meet the expenses associated with school and how it will help you out, you might have to follow certain conditions in what can be paid with the Educational Grant. Recently it has become more burdensome to find ways to cover all of your financial needs, and being awarded the Educational Grant to help with your financial aid can make things much easier. If you are not fortunate to receive the Educational Grant, don't give up, search for additional grants that you can hopefully get.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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