Committed donors to the Free Lutheran Bible College and Seminary are partnering with school administration to create new ways to support incoming students. Alumnus Ralph Peterson, class of 1968, had the idea to encourage grandchildren and great grandchildren of the original Bible School classes (1966-1970). Peterson agreed to match funds received for the development of this initiative up to a pre-determined amount. The new scholarship initiative has been titled the 1966-1970 Alumni Legacy Scholarship. Several other alumni answered that call. Eligible students may now apply at flbc.edu/scholarships/.
Another campaign launched this spring, seeks to encourage men who are called to pastoral training at the Free Lutheran Seminary. The new Semester Free Promise, funded by generous donor contributions, will provide additional support over and above other scholarships currently awarded to full-time students at FLS. This initiative has the potential to eliminate tuition and fees for FLS, affording students the opportunity to minimize financial concerns and maximize concentration on their commitment to congregational leadership and service. Seminary students will still be responsible for all family living expenses as they continue to practice financial stewardship.
Sherry Mork, Director of Donor Relations noted, “We are thankful for the generous contributions made by our alumni, church partners, and friends of FLBCS. Scholarships help ease the financial hardships of attending college and seminary. We are excited about these fresh opportunities.” Mork encourages donors interested in advancing these causes to contact her.
Applications to enroll for Fall 2021 are still available. Students hoping to apply for Fall 2022 may also do so by visiting flbc.edu.