3 Useful Lessons I Learned From My First Job

January 25, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey

First jobs are exciting. It’s a chance to make money, build a resume and feel like an adult. However, first jobs can be a little scary if you have no clue what you’re doing (cue my story). I started working at Culver’s–a restaurant chain that serves burgers, ice cream and so on–in the spring of […]


Scholarship Essay by Caleb Alles

May 19, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

Many opportunities have been presented to me lately (not of my own pursuits but from God) to spread His gospel message and reach out in unity to my brothers and sisters in Christ. My name is Caleb Alles, and I am a senior at Milwaukee Lutheran High School. I believe that “being sure of what […]


Scholarship Essay by Aric Zillinger

May 12, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

As I have matured as a Christian, I’ve spread God’s love often through my artwork. Some projects are smaller in size and detail, while others are larger, requiring more time, planning and commitment. Some projects are gifts and others are created for personal growth. Whether it is a simple sketch or a finalized product, each […]


Scholarship Essay by Rachel Larson

May 2, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

On a snowy February day, a big green moving truck strained up the steep hill into our subdivision and began to unload our possessions into our new home, box by box. This move was necessary when my dad’s job required that we pack our possessions, leave our old friends and begin a new life in […]


Congrats Scholarship Winners!

April 28, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

And the winners of LCEF’s Take Heart Scholarship are (drumroll, please)… Caleb Alles, a senior at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, receiving $3,000. Aric Zillinger, a senior at Washburn Rural High School, Topeka, Kansas, receiving $1,000. Rachel Larson, a senior at Lutheran High School South, St. Louis, Missouri, receiving $500. Congratulations! We’ll post their […]


Terrific Work, World Changers!

April 13, 2016 | Posted by LCEF

WOW! Thanks to ambitious World Changers, we received lots of great essays in application for an LCEF Take Heart Scholarship. Impressive work by all of you! We will announce the recipients April 28 and publish the winning essays on this blog in May. Stay tuned!