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Scholarship and fellowship recipients announced

Posted Oct 7, 2010

More than 50 first professional-degree and more than 20 graduate-degree Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago students have received scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year.

Foundation awards top $100,000

The Munderloh Foundation provided over $83,000 in scholarships to 33 students in the master of divinity program. The Siebert Foundation scholarships to eight students total more than $20,000. Three master of divinity students, Laura Gerstl, Mauricio Vieira, and Meredith Harber, received $3,000 Opal Dancey awards.

The ELCA Fund for Leaders in Mission awarded new full-tuition scholarships to first year master of divinity students Alexander Raabe and Sara Suginaka. New partial-tuition scholarships were awarded to first-year students Meredith Harber and Andrew Rindfleisch. Kwame Pitts begins her M.Div. studies at LSTC with a Fund for Leaders in Mission scholarship from Edison Park Lutheran Church in Chicago.

For full lists of scholarships and scholarship recipients, visit

Creative Teaching Ministry Grants

Timothy Weisman and Christine Anderson received Creative Teaching Ministry Grants of $1,000 and $500. The grant application includes developing an arts-integrated, multicultural curriculum for 13-18 year-olds.

Twenty three graduate students receive fellowships

LSTC endowed fellowships totaling over $53,000 were awarded to 23 students earning doctoral degrees. Kevin Dudley received the Covenant Cluster African American Doctoral Fellowship, an endowed award supported by LSTC, Trinity Lutheran Seminary and Wartburg Theological Seminary. For a full list of award recipients, visit


Dorothy Dominiak
Director of Financial Aid and Admissions

Jan Boden
Director of Communications

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago forms visionary leaders to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Its approximately 290 students come from all parts of the United States and from around the world to study in the masters level and advanced studies programs. Graduates become pastors, other church leaders, and university and seminary professors. LSTC is a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of the Association of Chicago Theological Schools, allowing students to cross-register among the 12 member seminaries and drawing on a wealth of ecumenical resources. LSTC enjoys a number of cooperative arrangements with the University of Chicago.

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