Student Scholarships & Aid

Student scholarships are available for not only attending First Lutheran School, but also Mayer Lutheran High School AND Concordia University.  First Lutheran School students may also be eligible for Tuition Aid and Free/Reduced Lunch Benefits.


Mayer Lutheran High School Students – The Frieda Perschau Educational Trust provides Scholarship funds for Mayer Lutheran High School students, based on financial need. CLICK HERE for scholarship guidelines or CLICK HERE to download an application form. Forms must be returned by May 15, 2021 in order to be considered for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Concordia University Students – The College Scholarship Endowment Fund provides Scholarship funds for students enrolled in Concordia Colleges, Universities, or Seminaries of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. CLICK HERE for the guidelines or CLICK HERE to download an application form.

First Lutheran School Students – The Edwin & Ella Ponath Education Fund Scholarships are again open for the 2021-2022 academic year. All First Lutheran Church members with students enrolled in First Lutheran School are eligible for scholarships. Scholarship awards are based on financial need AND on the amount of available funds. Applications will be mailed in March to all member students in Kindergarten through Grade 7. (Prospective member students should also apply.) You may also CLICK HERE to download an application form. Completed applications must be returned by June 18, 2021 in order to be considered for the 2021-2022 academic year.

First Lutheran School Tuition Aid may also be available. All are eligible for this aid. The amount of aid is calculated with a formula based on Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Please turn in application along with the page of your tax form 1040 that includes your AGI to the School Office any time before the new school year begins.

MN Department of Education – Free or Reduced Lunch Benefits may also be available to First Lutheran School students.  See attached application

Please contact Principal Scheele, School Secretary Michelle Alsleben, or Business Manager for questions or concerns regarding First Lutheran School Scholarships or Tuition Aid.


All information is treated with utmost confidentiality. Any questions should be directed to the Business Manager at (320) 864-5522 or

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