Health Professions Scholarships

IMPORTANT UPDATE - 2018 Application Deadline has changed. See below for more information.


For more than 110 years, The Lutheran Foundation and area Lutheran congregations have worked together to provide our region with highly trained, compassionate healthcare professionals. The Lutheran Foundation honors this legacy by offering scholarships for students pursuing a career in healthcare.

The Lutheran Foundation manages 19 restricted scholarship funds.  These funds are for nursing and other healthcare professions.  All are welcome to apply, applicants are not restricted to the Lutheran faith.

Since 2008, The Lutheran Foundation has awarded more than $583,275 in scholarships.


In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must:

  • Pursue a career in nursing or other healthcare-related field
  • Reside in one of the following counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, or Whitley
  • Attend an eligible college or university
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale

Eligible Schools

  • Huntington University, Huntington
  • Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne
  • Indiana University – Purdue University, Fort Wayne
  • Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne
  • Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne
  • Manchester University, North Manchester
  • Trine University, Angola
  • Trine University, Fort Wayne
  • University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne

To apply for a Health Professions Scholarship, please use our online application process. The Application Instructions will guide you through the application steps and requirements.

  1. Scholarship Application Information
    • Scholarship Application Link (currently being revised, will be available mid-December)
      • We utilize our Grant Portal system for scholarship applications as well. If you have submitted and application prior to 2017, select New Online Applicant? to register because this is a new version of the Grant Portal. Please use the same email and password.
  2. Scholarship Application including additional required documentation is submitted by the deadline date.
  3. Scholarship Applications are reviewed and scholarships are awarded.
Application Deadline Decision Date
February 1 (noon) March 31


Email or call 260.458.2112