Thanks to You… Students Receive Financial Aid2 min read

Every year, the Michigan District, LCMS awards scholarships to students pursuing church-worker careers. For the 2016-17 school year, 112 students attending the Concordia University System schools and the two Seminaries received scholarships in the combined amount of $243,650. These scholarships would not be possible without the contributions and donations of member congregations and individuals. Thanks to you, individual students will have less debt upon leaving school. Here are some notes we received from scholarship recipients:

“Thank you for your generous scholarship donation and investing in me these past four years. I am so excited to start student teaching and begin my career with the LCMS. Thanks for believing
in me!” Blessings, Leah Cashmer (Concordia University Ann Arbor).”

“From the bottom of my heart I wanted to say thank you for the scholarship money. Every little bit makes a huge difference. I cannot wait to be giving back by serving as a Lutheran school teacher once I graduate. Thank you so much, again, for helping me fund my dream. God’s blessings, Elizabeth Nimtz (Concordia University River Forest, Ill.).”

“It feels as though it was yesterday that I was in the midst of the admission process being interviewed by a pair on behalf of the [Michigan District] president. Now I am through my second week of class here at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Already I realize how wonderful of an opportunity and blessing I have been given to study at this Seminary and under these professors. Daily, I am reminded of God’s amazing power and love for all creation. Thank you so much for supporting all the seminarians through prayer, but even more thanks are due to helping relieve the burden of paying for Seminary. It is through your generosity that I will avoid large debt and it is through your prayers I am strengthened and encouraged. Thank you so much. In peace, Jared Townley.”

The Here We Stand campaign aims to strengthen the financial support for students such as these.


Pictured above: Jared Townley and Leah Cashmer.

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