Apply by April 3!

The application window for FLBC merit-based scholarships is now closed for the 2023-24 academic year. The application for the 2024-25 academic year will open soon. 

Scholarship applicants who submitted an application by April 3, 2023 will receive an award decision by May 1, 2023. Returning students will be notified of their academic award by June 1 after spring semester GPA is finalized.

  • All recommendation forms, transcripts, and standardized test scores must be received by the application deadline.
  • You must be an accepted student at FLBC to be considered for scholarships.
  • All applicants must show a minimum GPA of 2.0 (3.5 for academics). Recipients will forfeit their award if their GPA drops below the minimum at the end of any semester at FLBC.
  • Need based aid is granted through a separate financial aid application
  • Please read through the requirements and descriptions of these scholarships to ensure you meet the minimum qualifications.
  • Note that the number and amounts of scholarships listed below are subject to change, based on funding availability and the number of qualified applicants.

Fill out the appropriate form to apply for all merit-based scholarships.

Returning Student Scholarship Application
Incoming Student Scholarship Application

Incoming Students

Incoming students can apply for merit-based scholarships related to music and academic achievement. Some may also be eligible for a legacy award.


Returning Students

Returning students can also apply for the half tuition Thorpe Scholarship for Leadership Development. Please indicate your interest in each scholarship category using the application form below. 


International Students

International student aid is separate from the scholarship opportunities listed below. International students may request information on International Student Scholarship by contacting

Academic Achievement Scholarship


  • GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Copy of most recent transcript (unofficial or official)
  • Copy of CLT Score. ACT or SAT scores are accepted as an alternative to the CLT.

Upload documents through the application form or mail them to the following address:

Attn: Scholarships
3134 East Medicine Lake Blvd.
Plymouth, MN 55441

Important: An official transcript must be received before the beginning of the academic year to verify your GPA. The academic scholarship can be forfeited if your GPA drops below 3.5 at the end of any semester at FLBC. Merit based scholarships are automatically renewed each year provided the recipient maintains the minimum GPA each semester.

Classical Learning Test (CLT)

Although standardized test results are not required for admission to FLBC, a CLT score is preferred from all academic scholarship applicants. The CLT provides an objective way for FLBC administration to assess a student's academic aptitude. Everyone who submits a CLT score by April 1, 2023 will receive an automatic $100 scholarship and may also be considered for additional academic awards. To register for the test, visit Once you have completed the test and received your results, applicants must submit their score through the FLBC scholarship application and send their results to FLBC through their CLT student account.

SAT and ACT scores are accepted as an alternative to the CLT. The $100 scholarship is not available for ACT and SAT test takers. 

Music Scholarship

FLBC offers music scholarships of $1000 per year to talented music students, four to first year students and four to second year students. This scholarship is renewable based on the recipient's continued contribution and involvement to music ensembles at FLBC.


  • Submit a high quality and unedited vocal or instrumental recording. Students must provide the composers and titles of the selections and the date of the recording.
  • Complete the FLBC Music Scholarship questions on the scholarship application form.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation, written by someone who can comment on the student's musical abilities and contributions.

All recordings and materials will be reviewed by members of the FLBC music faculty. Students selected as music scholarship finalists may be invited to campus to audition in person or asked to submit a video recording of their music.

Students may audition on more than one instrument.

Audition Recording Requirements

Piano – Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles (approx. 10 minutes total length)
Organ – A Prelude and Fugue by Bach and a hymn
Voice – Two songs or arias in contrasting styles (approx. 7 minutes total length), a major and minor scale
Woodwinds – Two contrasting compositions (approx. 5 minutes in total length), a chromatic scale ascending and descending, full range of the instrument.
Brass – Two compositions in contrasting styles, or one longer composition with contrasting movements (approx. 5 minutes in length), two major scales ascending and descending.
Strings – Two compositions in movements in contrasting styles. One may be an etude that shows the level of your technical development. Two major scales ascending and descending.
Guitar – Two compositions or movements in contrasting styles
Percussion – A prepared solo on snare drum, timpani, or mallet percussion instrument.  Demonstrate six of the 26 American Snare Drum Rudiments

Thorpe Scholarship for Leadership Development

Open to all second year students.

The Thorpe Scholarship for Leadership Development is awarded to students who have demonstrated past leadership and both the aptitude for and likeliness of continued Christian leadership in the future. This scholarship is open to second year students who will be selected by the FLBC scholarship committee through essay, interview, and recommendation at the end of students’ first year of study.

Depending on fund performance, a number of students will be selected each year to receive this award. These students will meet in a not-for-credit leadership development cohort with FLBC staff and the President of FLBCS. At the end of each year the cohort will compile a brief, substantial journal documenting leadership lessons learned. This journal may be published by FLBC and will be shared with the donor who established this scholarship.
This scholarship is endowed by the estate of Rev. Gordon Thorpe, the high school pastor of longtime AFLC leader Rev. Robert L. Lee. Each scholarship awarded will cover half tuition for the second year.

1966-1970 Alumni Legacy Scholarship

The Free Lutheran Bible College has been serving students for more than 50 years. To encourage the legacy of the original classes (1966-1970), donors have made this unique scholarship available to grandchildren and great-grandchildren of graduates from these years. Eligible students may apply by answering the corresponding questions within the scholarship application. The scholarship amount is contingent on the number of applicants along with available funds.

How Do I Apply?

Application Requirements

Questions about Tuition, Aid, or Scholarships?

Email the admissions team, or call 763-544-9501