Scholarships

Scholarships

Thanks to the vision and generosity of many donors, Midland University offers a variety of scholarships with varied and diverse criteria. When you give to student scholarships at Midland University, you help offset the cost of education and open up opportunities for students who, due to financial pressures, would be unable to obtain an undergraduate degree.

We encourage you to browse our descriptions of the various scholarships to learn more about the donors and their intent in establishing these scholarships. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, please contact Jessica Janssen at 402-941-6523 or janssen@midlandu.edu.

Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to two freshman nursing students annually.

Eunice and Eugene Abrahamson Scholarship

Out of gratitude for the importance of Luther College of Wahoo in their lives, Eunice and Eugene Abrahamson of Holdrege, Nebraska, have established a scholarship for students who are residents of Phelps County, Nebraska. Preference is given to students who are members of Bethel Lutheran Church of Holdrege, or Fridhem Lutheran Church in Funk. Scholarships may also be awarded to students who are members of Adullum Lutheran Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bertrand, Nebraska, or Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Holdrege.

Greg Adams/Kappa Phi Memorial Scholarship

Established to honor Greg Adams, who graduated from Midland College in 1973, the scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior student intending to enter law school following graduation from Midland. Recipients must have maintained a GPA of at least 3.5 during their freshman and sophomore years. In addition to showing aptitude for the study of law, the recipient must have high moral standards and the ability to analyze factual situations and to communicate clearly through oral and written expression.

Greg Adams/Kappa Phi Memorial Scholarship

Established to honor Greg Adams, who graduated from Midland College in 1973, the scholarship is awarded annually to a junior or senior student intending to enter law school following graduation from Midland. Recipients must have maintained a GPA of at least 3.5 during their freshman and sophomore years. In addition to showing aptitude for the study of law, the recipient must have high moral standards and the ability to analyze factual situations and to communicate clearly through oral and written expression.

Edward Altrock and Fern Otis Altrock Memorial Scholarship

This fund has been established to perpetuate both of the family names of Altrock and Otis and thank God for the many years of a happy life together. The fund will provide one or more scholarships each year to students majoring in the general area of business. Undergraduate students may have their awards renewed by continuing high academic excellence and involvement in student life activities. Alumni Association Scholarship The Midland Lutheran College Alumni Association grants several scholarships annually to deserving and worthy senior, junior and sophomore students.

Alumni Association Scholarship

The Midland Lutheran College Alumni Association grants several scholarships annually to deserving and worthy senior, junior and sophomore students.

E. Dolores Armbrust Nursing Scholarship

A yearly scholarship is presented to a junior nursing student in good academic standing with recognized financial need.

Mercedes Augustine Art Scholarship

This endowed scholarship has been made possible through a generous gift from Mercedes Augustine of Grand Island, Nebraska. Each year scholarships are awarded to students with ability in art. Scholarships are renewable each year to students who maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Mercedes Augustine Nursing Scholarship

This endowed scholarship has been made possible through a generous gift from Mercedes Augustine of Grand Island, Nebraska. Scholarships are awarded each year to nursing students from Nebraska who have attained jurnior or senior status and who have exhibited academic excellence. First preference is given to students from rural Nebraska. Students receiving the scholarship as juniors are eligible to have the scholarship renewed.

Mr. & Mrs. Webster P. Augustine Scholarship

In celebration of long standing family ties with Midland Lutheran College, this scholarship was established to provide support for a journalism student in good academic standing with financial need.

Newell & Lucille Baum Family Education Fund

This scholarship is to be granted to Midland University students based upon their financial need.

Leatrice Pflueger Bennett Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Midland University student who shows academic promise and an interest in service to society.

Freida Bisland Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each year to one or more worthy and deserving students and may be renewed for succeeding years.

Bixby Family Scholarship

The Bixby Family Scholarship was established in 2017 by Midland alumni J.J. (’95) and Jennifer (’97) Bixby. This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a major in Special Education who have been enrolled or admitted in the Walker School of Education and demonstrate successful academic performance. 

Helene Brandes Brower and Raymond A. Brandes Memorial Scholarship

The Helene Brandes Brower and Raymond A. Brandes Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. Esther B. Calhoun. This scholarship is to be awarded annually and may be renewed. Preference is given to Hastings area students.

Clarence and Rosella Brei Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Clarence Brei for his long-time service to Midland Lutheran College. It is awarded annually to a worthy and deserving student with financial need.

Dr. Axel C. Bundgaard Scholarship

Established by Axel and Ann Bundgaard, this scholarship provides annual support for a deserving student of history with financial need.

Raymond H. Busselman Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Raymond H. Busselman of Hooper, Nebraska in memory of his beloved wife Mabel M. Busselman, who served as a teacher. This scholarship shall be awarded annually to a senior who is studying education in pursuit of a career in teaching, exhibits personal integrity and academic ability and has financial need for scholarship assistance.

David and Carol Bute Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship recognizes the life work and service of David E. and Carol L. Bute, and is awarded on a yearly basis to an Education major with secondary interests in special education or cognitive studies.

Jodi Tobiasson Cain Memorial Scholarship

To honor and memorialize the life and achievements of Jodi (Tobiasson) Cain, a BSN alumna of 2005, a scholarship has been established by her husband, Nathan, and by her parents, Marty and Dottie. Awards are given annually to a junior or senior of demonstrated academic ability with financial need who is majoring in nursing. This recipient should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be an officer or active member in the Student Nurses Association.

Dorothe G. Carlson Memorial Scholarship

Created by her family and friends, this scholarship remembers Dorothe G. Carlson, a Midland graduate and English teacher. The recipient shall be a junior or senior student majoring in English who demonstrates academic ability.

Edward J. and Dorothy Carlson Scholarship

Established by Edward J. and Dorothy Carlson, the scholarships are awarded each year to deserving students of good academic standing with financial need. The scholarship recipients should be graduates of a Nebraska high school.

Sister Minnie Carlson Scholarship

In memory of Sister Minnie Carlson, this scholarship should be awarded to a deserving nursing student with financial need.

Raymond "Red" Carstensen Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of Red Carstensen, and should be awarded to a student with a major (or concentration) in Religion, Youth and Family Ministry, or Math and Natural Sciences, with an interest in pursuing a career in the ministry or engineering.

Nonda Herman Cheatham Scholarship

Funded by her mother, Mrs. Gertrude Herman, this scholarship is to be given in honor of Nonda, '45, to a deserving junior or senior with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in the business department. The student should be majoring in business education, administrative office management or an equivalent field.

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