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 19 restricted scholarship funds that we can invest in individuals pursuing a degree in nursing or other healthcare professions. 


In order to be eligible for a health professions or nursing scholarship, applicants 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.
  • Be pursuing a career in nursing or other healthcare-related field.
  • Reside in one of the following Indiana counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, or Whitley
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
  • Attend one of these eligible colleges or universities:

        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

        *Fort Wayne locations only; other campus locations not eligible

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

How to Apply

To apply for a scholarship, follow the instructions below.

  1. Click here to review the 2022-2023 Scholarship Application Instructions.
  2. Submit your Scholarship Application prior to noon on the deadline date. Click to access the Scholarship Application.
  3. Submit all additional required documentation with your application by the deadline.
  4. To continue with an application in progress, click here.

Applications are reviewed and scholarships are awarded by the Board of Directors.

For questions about the scholarship program, email Sue Faust or call (260) 458-2105.


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

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
 Scholarship decisions will be communicated via email by April 10.