Scholarship Opportunities at Emanuel
Emanuel is proud to maintain thirteen scholarship endowment funds, valued at approximately $1.15 million at the end of 2017. Last year, thirty members of Emanuel’s family received $71,050 in scholarship or grant awards, bringing the awards for the past ten years to over $540,000 for 150 individuals. How blessed Emanuel has been to benefit from the generosity of the scholarship fund donors who left gifts that would positively impact the lives of so many Emanuel people!
Oscar and Louise Modeen Scholarship
By far Emanuel’s largest scholarship fund, it was established through the generosity of Oscar and Louise Modeen in 1956. Eligible candidates must be members in good standing who are attending a 4-year college, full time for all semesters in the 2018-2019 academic year. While awards vary year to year, the annual scholarship pool is based on 5% of the rolling 5-year average fund balance, or recently about $32,000, resulting in individual scholarships typically in the range of $1,000-$2,500 per year.
Ernest and Laura Wignall Scholarship
This fund was established in 2002 by Mr. Ernest Wignall in memory of his wife Laura for the purpose of assisting active and participating members of Emanuel enrolled in a Bachelor degree program, This is a competitive scholarship with four to five $5,000 scholarships awarded annually.
Philip & Gertrude Nestor Education Fund
Grants from this fund are made possible through the thoughtfulness of Philip and Gertrude Nestor who presented the church with a financial gift to help Emanuel’s college students. $150 grants are awarded upon graduation to Emanuel members completing their senior year of college study to help offset book and ancillary college expenses. There is no application process; graduating seniors are encouraged to notify the Church Office of their graduation date, college or university, and degree.
John and Alma Olson Jacobson Education Fund
Presented to Emanuel by the Estate of John and Alma Olson Jacobson in 1997, this general education fund is intended to be used for deserving members pursuing a college education. This scholarship is based on financial need.
A. Elizabeth Jacobson Education Fund
Established in 1987 as a general education fund, this fund has typically been made available for educational pursuits beyond undergraduate degrees (for which the Modeen and Wignall funds are available), including educational projects or professional skill development.
John Eric Johnson Graduate Ministerial Education Fund
Established in 1979 by the provisions of the will of John Eric Johnson, this fund is used to support Emanuel members and staff in pursuit of graduate education in specialized service to the church in areas including; chaplaincy, gospel ministry, parish education, music, youth ministry, communications, foreign service, social services or church administration.
David Harper Music Scholarship
This scholarship fund was established in 1983 in honor of the late Minister of Music Emeritus David E. Harper to provide scholarships for elementary, middle and high school students pursuing private studies in the musical arts. Annual grants are typically in the range of $150-200 per student.
Liljedahl Johnson Camp Calumet Fund
The Liljedahl Johnson Camp Calumet Fund was established in 2015 and provides $200 grants to each Emanuel youth attending Calumet. There is no application process for these camperships; parents who are registering children to attend Camp Calumet this summer are asked to contact the Church Office.
Sven and Fern Carlson Scholarship Fund
Established in 2007, the Sven and Fern Carlson scholarship is need-based and can provide grants to assist neighborhood young people in pursuing post-high school education. Application forms may also be obtained by contacting the Church Office.
Friday Night Program Scholarship Fund
Established through gifts from Emanuel donors, this fund assists Friday Night Program participants in attending post-high school technical school, community college or 4-year colleges. Application forms may also be obtained by contacting the Church Office.