Scholarship Application for International Leaders

Thank you for your interest in applying to study through the International Leaders program of the ELCA!

The ELCA offers scholarship opportunities to individuals from companion Lutheran churches and institutions around the world. These scholarships are intended to build the capacity of the Lutheran church for mission through the development of strong and effective leaders.

Scholarship applications must be endorsed by an official in a companion church or institution. Applications will not be considered without a church or institutional endorsement. Each scholarship recipient must agree to return to a designated position in his or her home church or institution after completing the program of study covered by the scholarship.

There are three applications, depending on your interest:

  1. Full application for a degree-seeking program of study
  2. Short-term (six months or less) application
  3. International Women Leaders Scholarship application profile

These forms are in Adobe Reader PDF format, which allows you to fill them out on your computer and either print and mail them or email them. (Be certain that Adobe Reader is installed on your computer; this is a free download.)

Please send completed forms as an email attachment to:

Or by postal service to:

Director for International Leadership Development
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America — Global Mission

8765 W. Higgins Rd.

Chicago, IL  60631-4101

United States of America


The deadline for scholarship applications is
October 15.

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