Series: Grant report for the Freeborn County Community Fund

Published 10:10 am Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Leann Dulitz of the Freeborn County Community Foundation presents a donation to Catherine Malotky of Luther Seminary. – Provided

Organization: Luther Seminary

Project: Providing scholarships

Report: The $10,000 gift to Luther Seminary from the Kenneth W. Olson Charitable Foundation Fund is a welcome contribution to the general scholarship fund at Luther Seminary.

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This fund, along with endowed scholarships and tuition support, provides the financial aid that helps students follow a call to serve faith communities across the globe.

Though the school did not have degree-seeking students from Freeborn County enrolled during the 2015-16 year, the school reports other students have benefitted from the ongoing gift in other ways:

19 people who live in Freeborn County have taken continuing education classes or a class in the Lay School of Theology program.

59 Luther Seminary alumni serve congregations and/or live in Freeborn County.

14 members of Luther Seminary’s Heritage Society live in Freeborn County.

The $10,000 gift covers nearly two-thirds of a student’s annual tuition for the school year and it, along with other gifts, made it possible for Luther Seminary to budget $2.25 million for scholarships and financial aid based on the 2014-15 fiscal year.