Mary Barbara Price Lutheran Scholarship

The Mary Barbara Price Lutheran Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate an interest in Lutheran tradition and values through volunteerism, community involvement, and academic pursuits at California Lutheran University.

Preference will be given to students residing in the Central California counties which include Merced, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Tulare, Kings, Inyo, and Mono. There is no limitation to the size of the scholarship or how many scholarships are awarded yearly to the students in the following categories: 

  • Students that are enrolling at California Lutheran University for the first time.  
  • Current undergraduate students.  
  • Previous Mary Barbara Price Lutheran Scholarship recipients.  
  • Graduate students enrolling in any one of the graduate programs - School of Management, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Psychology, and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. 

The scholarship program is made possible through the generosity of donor Mary Barbara Price, who created this permanently endowed fund at Thrivent Charitable Impact and Investing. Through these scholarship awards, the donor wished to endorse the optimism and success of today's youth and provide educational opportunities to outstanding individuals who have demonstrated their abilities and desire to explore the unlimited possibilities available to them.

The donor also shared a belief in the faith and values inherent in and promoted by colleges and universities affiliated with the Lutheran Church. The donor hoped that recipients of this award, similarly, would one day "pass it along" and share generously with students in need of educational scholarship assistance.