Scholarship Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 AFLBS Scholarship Contest winners!

Participants were instructed to submit either a video or a written essay answering the question, “Why did you choose AFLBS?”

Entries were evaluated based on the following:

  • How well the question was answered
  • Quality and creativity
  • Appropriateness of the content
  • Online votes and interaction

And the winners are…

First Place ($1500) – Alisabeth Boyum

Second Place ($1000) – Hayley Shepard

I first heard about the Association Free Lutheran Bible School from Pastor Jim Johnson in January 2014; My family began to attend Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in my hometown of Camarillo, California. During that time, I started high school, planned on attending a four year California state university, and developed a passion for Emergency Room Nursing. Attending a Bible school was not a piece that fell into place with the plan that I created for myself; however, over the next few years, the thought of attending the Bible school resurfaced… Read Full Article

Third Place ($500) – Miah Johnson

I’m a dreamer, not a realist; I tend to paint impractical pictures in my head of how life will be in the future, instead of focusing on how to live my life in the present. I look at my upcoming year at AFLBS, and I feel ready. I am bolder, wiser than I used to be, more confident, and more analytical. But I wasn’t always. Read Full Article 


Thank you to all participants

A total of 16 students entered the contest. The 13 students that did not place in the top three will all receive a $100 participation scholarship. They include the following:

Mateo Francisco Cambi Almeida
Andres Benjamin
Micah Blake
Brett Erickson
Joanna Erickson
Mia Estwick
Ashley Feist
Marika Ivsina
Grant Jones
Micah Moan
Rebecca Olson
Lexus Spilde
Carley Washburn

View their entries on the contest page.


Founded in 1964 by the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations (, the Free Lutheran Schools include a two year post-secondary program (Association Free Lutheran Bible School- and a four year pastoral training program at the Masters of Divinity Level (Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary- The Free Lutheran Schools Corporation is a candidate member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS,


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