Health Professions and Nursing Scholarships

The Lutheran Foundation supports Lutheran and community organizations to advance Gospel sharing and promote mental wellness that silences the stigma of mental illness.

We recognize that our region needs highly trained, compassionate healthcare professionals. The Lutheran Foundation has 20 restricted scholarship funds to invest in individuals pursuing a nursing or other healthcare profession degree. 

You do not need to be Lutheran to be eligible or apply for this scholarship!

Eligibility requirements

  • Must have permanent residence in one of the following Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, or Whitley.
  • Must be pursuing a career in nursing or other healthcare field.
  • Must attend an eligible college or university.
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Must be a high school senior, a current college student, a second career/older student, or planning to attend college in the upcoming school year.

Eligible colleges and universities

        Huntington University, Columbia City

        Huntington University, Fort Wayne

        Huntington University, Huntington

        Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne

        Indiana University, Fort Wayne

        Indiana University School of Medicine, Fort Wayne

        Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne

        Ivy Tech Community College, Fort Wayne

        Manchester University, Fort Wayne

        Manchester University, North Manchester

        Purdue University, Fort Wayne

        Trine University, Angola

        Trine University, Fort Wayne

        University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne        

How to Apply

  1. Click to review the Application Instructions for eligibility information, clarification on application, and required documents.
  2. Click to access the Scholarship Application
    Note: You may start the application now and save to finish later. To complete and submit your application, click the
    Scholarship Portal.

Applications are reviewed and scholarships are awarded by The Lutheran Foundation's Board of Directors.

For questions about the scholarship program, email Nan Meyer or call (260) 458-2104.

Deadline

Application Deadline - February 1 (noon)
Decision Date - March 31

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
If the grant deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it is extended to the next business day at noon.
Notification of the scholarship decision will be emailed by April 10.