Lutheran seminarians, college students invited to apply for Bethesda Auxiliary Scholarships

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$30,000 available for individuals planning to enhance lives of  intellectually and developmentally disabled  

The Bethesda Auxiliary, in partnership with Bethesda Lutheran Communities, is offering $30,000 in student scholarships for the 2019-20 school year. The scholarships are for undergraduate- or graduate-level students, including seminarians.

“We’re excited to support youth who hope to put their talents and energy toward enhancing the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Karen Carter, president of the Bethesda Auxiliary. “Recognizing the achievements of students who have a shared interest in supporting our mission elevates us all. It’s gratifying to support these students in such a direct way.”

The deadline to apply is May 17, 2019, with results to be announced by July 1, 2019. To download an application, go tohttps://www.bethesdalc.org/get-involved/scholarships/.

Seminarian/Post-Graduate Students: Five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to a Lutheran seminarian or post-graduate displaying interest in service to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a congre- gational setting. The scholarship application is open to all eligible seminary/post-graduate students.

Criteria:

  • Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation.
  • Be a current college senior, accepted to begin seminary studies in the fall, or currently be classified as a first-year or second-year student at any seminary affiliated with the WELS, LCMS, ELCA, LCMC, ELS or NALC. Students going on to their internship/vicarage year do not qualify.
  • Have a commitment to inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities within the local parish.

College and University Students: Five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to junior and senior students pursuing undergraduate degrees in any academic area that will prepare them to serve and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Criteria: 

  • Be an active, communicant member of a Lutheran congregation.
  • Be classified as a freshman, sophomore or junior at an accredited college or university.
  • Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have a career objective in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

About the Bethesda Auxiliary

The Bethesda Auxiliary is a nationwide organization that reaches forward in faith, word and deed by sharing the love of Jesus with people who have developmental disabilities in partnership with Bethesda.

About Bethesda

Headquartered in Watertown, WI, Bethesda is a national Christian organization, providing homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1904. Bethesda strives to become a central point of connection that unites people who have disabilities with communities and provides essential resources to help them live their lives to the fullest through more than 300 programs across the country. For more information, go to http://www.bethesdalc.org/, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter,  LinkedIn, Instagram an d Pinterest.

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