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Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) - upper midwest districts serves Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) organizations and members in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. LCEF is a unique ministry-through-investment organization that offers LCMS members the opportunity to invest their money, earn interest, and help build LCMS churches and schools at the same time. www.lcef.org

 

'Tis the Season for Scholarships!

Each year Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) districts in the upper Midwest offer $1,000 scholarships. Applications are accepted from September through the end of February and the awards are presented during December at the award winner's home congregation.

North Wisconsin District (NWD) Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Vice President Dennis Johnson presented a $1,000 Scholarship to Katrina Dickinson on Nov. 29, 2015.

Katrina accepted the LCEF scholarship at her home congregation, Christ Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisc. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Pictured above (left to right) is Katrina's mom, Michelle, sister Alexandra, Katrina, and Katrina's father, Lance. In the back row is Pastor David Wetmore.

Katrina accepted the LCEF scholarship at her home congregation, Christ Lutheran Church in Wausau, Wisc. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Pictured above (left to right) is Katrina's mom, Michelle, sister Alexandra, Katrina, and Katrina's father, Lance. In the back row is Pastor David Wetmore.

A member of Christ Lutheran Church, Wausau, Wisconsin, Katrina is a junior at Concordia University – St. Paul (CSP). She is preparing to be a Lutheran school teacher majoring in education, minoring in Confessional Lutheranism and is seeking licensure for early childhood through third grade. Read more of Katrina's story here.

Minnesota South (MNS) District LCEF Vice President Kurt Fuhr presented scholarships to two students this month: Cole Schuessler and Elizabeth Parrish. 

Cole Schuessler pictured above with his LCEF Scholarship on Sun., Dec. 6, 2015 at Woodbury Lutheran Church, Woodbury, Minn. Pictured above left to right: Joel and Stacey Schuessler, Cole, and his sister, Myla. 

Cole Schuessler pictured above with his LCEF Scholarship on Sun., Dec. 6, 2015 at Woodbury Lutheran Church, Woodbury, Minn. Pictured above left to right: Joel and Stacey Schuessler, Cole, and his sister, Myla. 

MNS District LCEF Scholarship award winner Cole Schuessler is a member of Woodbury Lutheran Church, Woodbury, Minnesota, graduated from Concordia Academy High School, Roseville, Minnestoa last spring and now attends Concordia University – St. Paul. Read more about Cole's story here.

Elizabeth Parrish (pictured above, center) received her MNS District LCEF $1,000 Scholarship on Sun., Dec. 13, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, Minn. Pictured with Elizabeth are her father, Rev. Dr. Brent Parrish, and her mother, Susan Parrish.

Elizabeth Parrish (pictured above, center) received her MNS District LCEF $1,000 Scholarship on Sun., Dec. 13, 2015 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Prior Lake, Minn. Pictured with Elizabeth are her father, Rev. Dr. Brent Parrish, and her mother, Susan Parrish.

Elizabeth graduated from Mayer Lutheran High School (MLHS) last spring and is currently attending Concordia University – St. Paul pursuing a degree in church work. Read more about Elizabeth's story here.

Applications for 2016 LCEF upper Midwest district scholarships are now being accepted at lcefuppermidwest.org. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2016.