Joy Lutheran Scholarship Fund

Approximately 15 years ago, we were one of three congregations to receive a bequest from the John Larson Estate. It’s purpose was to establish an investment account from which we would use the interest earned to gift scholarships for those who apply.


Over the years, we have gifted a total of 56 scholarships amounting in $40,000.00 paid out to those who applied. For the most part the recipients were young adults entering secondary education or those continuing on with their education.


The amount gifted to each is determined by the amount of interest earned, total number of applicants, and the amount of donations received from the congregation.


Gifts to the JOY Lutheran Scholarship Fund can be made anytime and are most certainly appreciated. Please remember to designate your contribution for scholarship fund.


The scholarship applications can be picked up in the Joy Lutheran office anytime or downloaded below. The scholarship committee has developed two applications. One for first time applicants and the second for continuing education applicants.


The completed applications are due in the office on or before July 15 of each year. Applications received on July 16 or after will be considered for an award the following year.


The scholarship committee meets in August to go over applications and establish the amount of each award. The scholarships awarded are announced in September and given for use in second semester of that school year.


The Scholarship Committee is open to anyone who would like to serve. We will graciously welcome all and appreciate your willingness to serve.