Scholarship Recipients for 2010


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The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.

Scholarships - We are taking new applications this fall.

The Scholarship Fund was established by the LWML WA-AK District to provide scholarships for individuals in our LCMS who are pursuing church careers by attending full time one of our LCMS higher institutions.   The fund is supported only by donations made directly to it by any individual or group desiring service.  As the funds are gathered they are currently dispersed each biennium.  Please check with your local LWML, if you would like to make a contribution for scholarships.

Those interested in receiving a scholarship as they pursue their career in church work need to apply before the March 15, 2012. Applications, instructions, and recommendation forms are now available. You may download them from the Downloads page or by clicking on the individual links for each item named above. Recipients will be awarded the scholarships at the District convention in Olympia in June, 2012.  If you know of someone who qualifies, please have them apply.

 Contributions to the fund may be made by:


     *Local LCMS Churches

     *Local LWML Groups

     *Scholarship Memorial Cards

Send contributions to LWML WA-AK District Financial Secretary.

For more information contact the Scholarship Committee Chairman.

See your congregational Society President, the Zone President or the LWML WA-AK District newsletter The Evergreen Echoes for further information on the current office holders.

Sarah Edwards, Scholarship Chairman

Scholarship Recipients for 2010

Beth Albrecht - Concordia University St. Paul, MN

Beth is from St. John’s Lutheran Church in Spokane.  She would like to get a music degree and teach.  She has over ten years of piano lessons, and she also sings.  Her faith shines in all she does whether it is with singing, teaching Sunday school or working with youth.

Gail Ludvigson ­ Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, IN

Gail is working in the deaconess program.   Her previous work experience has been rich and diverse.  She has a law degree and is a former Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.  She has also worked as a professor for City University in Seattle in Slovakia and has spent 3 months in South Korea teaching English.  Gail prays for God’s leading and hopes to enter the mission field when she graduates.  She has been a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle for the past ten years.

Ellyn Hanson - Concordia University Irvine, CA

Ellyn is a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Snohomish, WA.  She would like to be a Director of Christian Education.  She spent time with her family in the summers volunteering for Alaska Mission for Christ in the Southeast.  A year ago she went with her family to Kenya and visited Springs of Life Lutheran Church.  There she decided to prepare for a career in Lutheran church work.  During her freshman year she has been busy with Homeless ministry, theater, choir, and CUI’s Civic Engagement programs.

MacKenzie Carpenter - Concordia University Portland, OR

MacKenzie and her family are members of Zion Lutheran Church in Tacoma. She has been active in her church and youth activities.   She attended the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans and this helped inspire her to pursue a career in church work.  She has a love for God’s Word and a servant’s heart.

Krista Freitag - Concordia University Mequon, WI

Krista's dad is a chaplain in the army, and her mother is a Lutheran teacher.  Her desire to enter church work began with her teachers in high school.  She wants to make a difference in the world by sharing the Gospel through teaching.  Her life displays this through her various activities with Bible study; mission trips, Vacation Bible School, Children’s ministries, youth and other related experiences.  Krista also received a scholarship in 2008.


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