What is the LCEF Nebraska District College Scholarship?

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Nebraska District College Scholarship was developed to encourage college students in the Nebraska District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) to pursue their educational goals. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded, one to a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA and another to a full-time post-secondary student at an accredited institution with at least one year of courses remaining and a minimum 2.5 GPA. Applicants must be a member of a congregation belonging to the Nebraska District LCMS.
Applications close April 14, 2024. Winners will be announced on May 6, 2024.

How To Apply

In 1,000 words or fewer, submit an essay on the topic described:
In our effort to support The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) has adopted the following organizational values:
In Christ …
  • Be. Faithful
  • Pursue. Excellence and Innovation
  • Inspire. Belief through Partnerships
  • Endure. Balancing Resources and Risk
  • Learn. Continually
Reflect on the following questions. Which of these values do you personally identify with the most? What opportunities are there for you to model this value as you look ahead to the future?
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Terms and Conditions

The recipient of this scholarship award will be notified by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), and a scholarship award presentation will be given at the recipient’s home congregation. Funds are awarded to be used to defray expenses for tuition, room and board, books, laboratory expenses and/or related educated expenditures. The award amount will be deposited into the recipient’s LCEF StewardAccount. If a recipient does not have a StewardAccount, the student will be required to open a StewardAccount and the scholarship funds will serve as the opening balance. The amount awarded will be taxable as ordinary income to the recipient to the extent it is not used for “qualified tuition and related expenses” under Section 117 of the Internal Revenue Code. Some expenses, such as room and board, will not qualify. The recipient should consult with his or her tax advisor regarding what expenses are “qualified tuition and related expenses” and to determine whether any part of the award will be taxable. Children of LCEF employees are not eligible. If the recipient misrepresents any information, LCEF reserves the right to revoke the scholarship.


If you have questions about this scholarship, contact Nate Meier, LCEF District Vice President, at nate.meier@lcef.org or 402-643-2961.