If you are affiliated with a church body or institution that has a formal relationship with the ELCA, then we encourage you to contact the head office of that church/institution to learn more about the internal nomination/endorsement process for ELCA scholarships. All scholarship applications require an official endorsement from church/institution leadership (this could be a bishop, president, general secretary, church council, or other leader with authority to make commitments on behalf of the church/institution). Part of your church/institution’s commitment to the scholarship would be guaranteeing a position of leadership for you (employment or volunteer) in an area that utilizes your proposed academic study. Your commitment would be to provide leadership service to your church/institution during and/or after the academic program.
The ELCA announces the availability of the application forms to the head offices of all companion churches/institutions. This normally takes place in August each year. Completed applications are due in October.
If you are unsure whether your church body or institution has a formal relationship with the ELCA, you may contact us at GlobalScholars@elca.org