Scholarship and fellowship recipients announced October 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 Communication and Marketing

The Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC) is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere.

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