$2,000 Scholarship for Lutheran Congregation members

If there is one thing that adults often encourage the youth to take up, it would be college. Authorities and counselors in high school often gear students up in the path of taking challenge. However, there is an issue that adults probably haven’t experienced but the youth is really facing right now: student debts. Students of today are facing this issue and it’s what mainly makes people turn away from getting a college education or going into a degree program. The exorbitant fees of tuition needed just to finish your bachelor degree make students get a student loan, which will eventually turn into student debt once left to grow interest or unpaid.

One might say that students should then just avoid getting a student loan. Unfortunately, getting a student loan is one of the few main ways on how students can pay for their tuition fees and expenses in their degree program.  There are also other ways on how a student can pay their loans or lessen their student debt early on like working and getting a scholarship.

In relation to this, there are now organizations like the Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity which offer scholarship opportunities for students. The Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity offers the Martin Luther Scholarship for any male members who are part of the Lutheran Congregation. The fraternity has had a long history of being involved with the Lutheran community ever since its establishment as a national fraternity since 1925 and its first development as the Concordia Club in 1921. Most consisting of Lutheran men in college and alumni from different congregations all across the United States, the fraternity is now offering a chance for other Lutheran men to be able to finish their bachelor degree. This opportunity was created as a way to give back to the Lutheran Church and support the students and youth under it.

The recipients of this scholarship will receive $2,000 that can be used for their tuition and other fees as long as they are in any accredited 4-year degree program in College in US.  The award will be transfer directly to the recipient’s college. In order to be eligible, the applicant should be a male member of a Lutheran congregation and would be only starting university in 2019. Applicants are not required to join the fraternity to be or be connected or related to a member to be qualified.

Learn more about it here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc98drQZEauNsfh6aAD7ZcAeueV7goNcaiwXCbdbR43LlYvwA/viewform

$2,000 Scholarship for Lutheran Iowa State University Students

College education has two facets or sides. One is the side wherein getting a bachelor degree or finishing a degree program will be able to help you achieve your dreams or get into your dream field of career. This side of college education is technically not a lie. Getting a bachelor degree indeed can help you be successful in your dream career or job. However, this isn’t the only side of college. Enrolling in a degree program also means spending money. But with the prices of tuition fee continuously increasing, this is becoming more and more difficult especially since a college student also requires you to pay for other expenses and fees like your apartment rent, electricity and water bills, food, books, and many more. Students tend to solve this by getting a job, applying for a scholarship, or doing both.

Scholarships are great life-savers for college students who struggle with paying for their tuition fees but at the same time show that they can still excel in their studies or balance their studies and participation in the community and church. If you’re a student who can do both, then you are in luck because there is a scholarship program that would fit you very well.

The Darryl Jahn Memorial Scholarship is being offered by the Alumni of Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran fraternity as a way of showing honor and gratitude for the long and unselfish service to the Epsilon Chapter and Beta Sigma Psi. Darryl Jahn helped in uniting multiple Beta Sigs from his chapter throughout his service in the fraternity. It was also due to him and his term as the Presidentt of the Ames Alumni Board that they were able to move to the 223 Lynn Avenue, which is near the Memorial Lutheran Church and the University Lutheran Center.

Interested applicants in this scholarship should be able to show both good academic performance and active participation in your community and church. Other specific qualifications for this are by being a male Lutheran student who will be going to Iowa State University. There are three available scholarships all amounting to $2,000 for each recipient. Should you not be selected for the first one, you will still have a chance for the second and third as they would still be reviewing you.  Applicants should also be able to embody the three S’s of the fraternity: Spiritual, Scholastic, and Social.

To learn more about this go to http://epsilon.betasigmapsi.org/scholarship/