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2021 SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area will award multiple scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year. The Scholarship Fund supports LSSNCA community members seeking to further their education. The Fund provides scholarships to past and current clients of LSSNCA working to improve their lives and build a stronger future. Funds are dedicated to higher education, vocational training, professional credential certifications for those educated outside the US, and related education costs (i.e. books and admissions testing). 

Individuals may apply for both scholarships if they meet the eligibility criteria. Please review the Scholarship FAQs for additional information. 

AWARDS

2021 Bold Journey Scholarships: Up to $10,000 total

Consideration for the award will be weighted towards promising applicants who have demonstrated the ability to achieve in the face of adversity. The scholarship will enable him/her to pursue an undergraduate or graduate education and/or vocational training at an accredited vocational school or 2 or 4 year college.  Applicants must be a resident of the National Capital Area (DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia); and must be an LSSNCA client (or former client) who wishes to pursue post-secondary, vocational, or technical education. Scholarships may be awarded to one or more applicants.


Elizabeth Kreiser Weisburger Scholarship: Up to $4,000 (current estimated value)

Consideration for the award will be weighted towards a promising applicant who has demonstrated the ability to achieve in the face of adversity. The scholarship will enable him/her to pursue an undergraduate education at an accredited 2 or 4 year college. No awards will be granted for vocational studies.

The Elizabeth Kreiser Weisburger Scholarship is given in honor of the life and work of Dr. Weisburger. Applicants for the Weisburger scholarship must be a client of a Lutheran Social Ministry organization in the ELCA Metropolitan Washington, DC Synod. These organizations include:

  • Community Family Life Services

  • Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Inc.

  • N Street Village

  • National Lutheran Communities and Services

  • New Course Restaurant and Catering

  • Southeast Ministry

  • Housing Up

APPLICATION
The application must be completed in its entirety.  The application and all attachments can be submitted by email to LSSNCAScholarships2021@lssnca.org or by hard copy to Susan Haine at Lutheran Social Services, 4406 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20011.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 24, 2021

LSSNCA does not discriminate against applicants for scholarships on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or on the basis of sex, age or disability.

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