The Love of Christ Scholarship (Scholarship Fund) is to provide financial assistance to attend district LWML events. Established in 1998 to assist women in South Wisconsin District who wish to attend district retreats and conventions. Limited number of scholarships are available for each event (ten $100 scholarships per retreat and thirty $100 scholarships for District Convention, every other year). Scholarships are used toward registration first and various other expense for the event. Scholarships are considered on an individual basis and a new application must be submitted for each event. Confidentiality of all applicants, including those awarded scholarships, is a high priority. Deadlines for each event will be announced on the website and only applications received by the deadline will be considered.
These grants are funded by the individual members of the LWML-South Wisconsin District through a percentage of Fall Retreat and Winter Getaway offerings, special gifts and interest on our funds. To be eligible, a woman must be a resident of South Wisconsin District enrolled in one of our synodical institutions preparing for full time church work in a called position. Please join us in praying for these young ladies and all of our young people preparing for a life of service in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. To God be the Glory! Serving gladly, Scholarship Committee Lori Henkes, Jana Hoffmann, Lois Schwarten, Bretta Speck and Sarah Barkley, chair. Applications now being accepted for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Abigail is one of 7 children from Watertown, WI and is attending Concordia Nebraska, in the fall as a freshman. She plans to study to be a Director of Parish Music, and many of her church activities have been in that field. Abigail has also been involved in LWML since 2016, when she was the Zone 18 Young Women's Representative (YWR) at the South Wisconsin District Convention and again a YWR in 2018.
Grace is from Lisbon and one of 5 children and has worked with kids her whole life by baby-sitting, daycare, and coaching. She looks forward to learning to be a Lutheran Elementary teacher at Concordia Seward, where she will be a Freshman this year.
Elizabeth is from New Berlin and will be attending Concordia Seward this fall to study secondary education. She graduated high school with a 3.964 GPA, while staying involved in church activities, sports, band, choir, theater, and National Honor Society. She shares the mutual interest of the LWML to bring Jesus to those who need him.
Sarah is from Menomonee Falls. Sarah is attending Concordia University Wisconsin this year as a Freshman. She is looking forward to becoming an elementary teacher with a certification in Special Education.
Katarina is from Cedarburg and will be returning to Concordia University Wisconsin this year as a Sophomore, after having LWML support last year as a recipient. She is studying Early Childhood Education & Special Education and looks forward to sharing the love of Christ with the youngest members of our society.