Scholarships

Make your mark by choosing the scholarship that best reflects your values and interests. Your generosity will do more than meet the needs of deserving students—it will inspire them.

The  designates a scholarship directly impacts the University's 2012–2017 Strategic Plan.

Academic Merit & Leadership

These scholarships reward students for their previous hard work and provide incentive for continuing on the path of success.

Presidential Scholarship 
 Presidential Scholarship

Bring the very best students to Cal Lutheran by supporting a Presidential Scholarship. These scholarships are reserved for exceptional students who have achieved academic excellence and are poised to be University leaders.

Scholarship recipients may be eligible to receive up to the full cost of tuition for four years, putting a Cal Lutheran education within reach for those who might otherwise not attend.

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Study Abroad Endowment Scholarship 
Study Abroad

Global leaders require a global perspective. When you give to the Study Abroad Endowment Scholarship, you support vital scholarships for students to study and travel for a semester, summer, or entire year. Learning opportunities span the world with programs available in over 80 countries.

Help shape and educate the next generation of global citizens with this endowment established by Cal Lutheran Alumni. Award amounts vary based on program costs, need, and merit.

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Diversity

These scholarships support students who promote diversity and contribute to an inclusive campus.

InCLUsive Scholarship 
Diversity

At Cal Lutheran, we encourage a learning community where we blend different ideas, perspectives, and talents for the greater good. With your gift to the InCLUsive Scholarship, you can help support this kind of open-minded environment that celebrates diversity.

This scholarship awards up to $2,500 for those students who contribute to an inclusive campus and who demonstrate respect for and appreciation of diversity and global awareness.

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Faith

These scholarships support students who demonstrate faith leadership.

Faith Leadership Scholarship
Faith Leadership

Students come to Cal Lutheran to discover their purpose, and when they do, many become active contributors to their faith communities. When you give to our Faith Leadership Scholarship, you are supporting students who are living their purpose and demonstrating spiritual leadership in many ways, on and off campus.

The Faith Leadership Scholarship awards up to $2,500.

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Religion and Vocational Scholarship
Religion

Cal Lutheran students pursuing vocations in ministry have discovered their purpose both academically and spiritually. Their studies in religion and theology will prepare them to be strong faith leaders. Your gift to the Religion and Vocational Life Scholarship directly supports our students as they begin the path of their life of service.

Scholarships award up to $2,000.

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Special Interest

These scholarships support students in need in their final year as well as students who are from legacy families.

Final Stretch Fund 
Final Stretch

You could make a positive difference for Cal Lutheran students facing unusual and unforeseen financial hardships that may prevent them from graduating. The Final Stretch Fund was created for students with less than four semesters left until graduation to help them stay in school and reach their ultimate goal of earning a Cal Lutheran degree.

Your support of this fund provides vital funding for juniors and seniors who may have no other options to support their education. Scholarships are based on the individual needs of the student.

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Alumni Scholarship
Alumni

Cal Lutheran's legacy isn't just found on campus, it also runs in our Cal Lutheran families. The Alumni Scholarship honors the pride of Cal Lutheran alumni by recognizing our Legacy students—the children and grandchildren of Cal Lutheran graduates.

You can be part of this tradition by supporting the Alumni Scholarship. Legacy students receive $1,000 for their first academic year.

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Academic Pursuits

These scholarships recognize students in specific fields of study.

Business and Management Scholarship
Business and Management

Cal Lutheran business and management students are poised to be ethical leaders and critical thinkers. Many seek opportunities to contribute to the greater good in addition to an individual organization or company. Your support of the Business and Management Scholarship is an investment in these students, their ideas, and the change they will bring into the world.

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Future Teachers Scholarship
Future Teachers

The demand for quality teachers has never been greater or more urgent. By supporting students in our Teacher Preparation Program, you are helping to bring high-quality teachers to their future students. The Future Teachers Scholarship was inspired by Cal Lutheran faculty member Henry James Mahler who served on campus for 25 years.

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Humanities Scholarship
Humanities

The world needs more reflective minds to offer perspective and strengthen our sense of purpose. Cal Lutheran humanities students learn how to provide this valuable insight through the study of history, literature, philosophy, and languages. By supporting them, you contribute to their efforts to bring greater understanding to our interconnected, global society.

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Science and Technology Scholarship
Science and Technology

Advances in science and technology spark innovation, which is why Cal Lutheran students majoring in these areas are poised to be catalysts in their fields. Their education is the springboard to tomorrow's discoveries, and your support will propel them to make these exciting advancements.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences Scholarship
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Cal Lutheran students majoring in social and behavioral sciences know the importance of knowing ourselves. They study our minds, our political and justice systems, and the way we live and communicate – all to gain insight into building a better global society. Be an active participant in progress by giving in support of their education.

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Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships
Visual and Performing Arts

Cal Lutheran's vibrant campus is teeming with exceptional artistic ability. Our students' artwork, music, and performances fill us with wonder. Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships are awarded to students that demonstrate exceptional talent in the arts, as measured by auditions.

Be a benefactor to these creators—a true patron of the arts—by supporting their education. Scholarships range from up to $8,000 for visual arts students, and up to $30,000 for performing arts students.

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