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.

Edith M. Puls Scholarship

Created by the Rev. Charles Puls and his beloved wife, Inez M. Puls, this scholarship remembers Charles' sister, Edith M. Puls. As a nurse, Edith was always interested in young people desiring to become nurses. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a Midland student with demonstrated academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to a dedicated student who plans to pursue a career in nursing.

Helen L. Puls Scholarship

Created by the Rev. Charles Puls and his beloved wife, Inez M. Puls, this scholarship remembers Charles' sister Helen L. Puls. As a teacher, Helen was considered outstanding in her field by the Omaha Public School System. A scholarship will be awarded annually to a Midland student with demonstrated academic ability and financial need. Preference will be given to a student who plans to pursue a career in teaching with an emphasis on elementary education.

Laura Rainie Scholarship

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

Jennifer K. Reiman Education Scholarship

The Jennifer K. Reiman Education Scholarship was established at Midland Lutheran College in 2004 by family members of Jennifer K. Reiman. This scholarship was created in an effort to honor Jennifer's dedication and passion for earning a degree in elementary education and for her exceptional involvement in the campus community by exemplifying qualities of a true ambassador to the University.

Reiman-Sager Champion of Character Scholarship

The Reiman-Sager Champion of Character Scholarship was established at Midland Lutheran College in 2004 by family members of Valerie Reiman and Janelle Sager. This Scholarship was created in an effort to honor Valerie and Janelle's exceptional accomplishments, not only as academic scholars and athletes, but also as possessing characteristics of true champions.

Elizabeth Renkel Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Rev. Roland W. Renkel in gratitude to God for His gifts and in appreciation of his mother who influenced his attendance at Midland. Scholarships shall be awarded annually to junior or senior students manifesting an appreciation of God's gift of life through spiritual, intellectual and social development.

Rev. Roland Renkel Scholarship

This scholarship is provided to students of strong Christian faith anchored in active membership in their home congregation and endorsed by the home pastor. Renewal of the scholarship assumes active participation in the campus religious life and worship with a local congregation.

Dr. Harold Conrad Rhea, Class of 1957 Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student athlete majoring in education and participating in football, cross country, track and field, or volleyball

Dr. Thomas D. and Inez V. Rinde Scholarship

Established by the Rinde family, this scholarship memorializes and honors Dr. and Mrs. Rinde, both Midland alumni. Dr. Rinde served for 30 years on the faculty of Central Lutheran Theological Seminary, when it was associated with Midland. Dr. Rinde was dean from 1942-49. The scholarship is awarded to junior and senior students with financial need, demonstrated academic ability, and who are active in campus life. Preference is given to students who are Lutheran.

Dr. Darlene Ritter Scholarship

Established by the friends and family of Dr. Darlene Ritter, longtime professor of English at Midland, this scholarship is awarded each year to an English major of good character with financial need. The scholarship is given in recognition of the tremendous impact Dr. Ritter’s teaching has had upon Midland students, and serves to underscore the importance of English in a liberal arts education at Midland.

Helen F. Roeske Endowed Scholarship

In memory of Helen F. Roeske, this scholarship should be awarded to deserving students of at least Sophomore standing who plan to enter the Christian ministry or a career of Christian work. A primary consideration in the awarding of such scholarships shall be financial need and scholastic achievement.

Kenneth Rohwer Memorial Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in memory of Kenneth Rohwer by his family and friends. A 1970 graduate of Midland, Kenneth made his career as a mathematics teacher at Blair High School. This scholarship is to be awarded to a senior Secondary Education major during the semester when he/she will be student teaching. First preference shall be given to those majoring in Secondary Education-Mathematics.

Marilyn Rolf Business Scholarship

Created from a memorial gift by the estate of Marilyn Rolf, this scholarship shall be awarded annually to an upperclassman student majoring in Business with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Miss Rolf was a long-time Professor of Business at MLC and this fund was set up to honor her legacy.

Maria Rosenblatt Scholarship

Gifts given by friends and former students on the occasion of Miss Rosenblatt’s 90th birthday have created this endowed scholarship, which supports Midland students in good academic standing with financial need.

Rotary Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a Fremont junior or senior who demonstrates financial need.

Rowe-Baehr Scholarship

Established by Herman and Grace (Rose) Baehr in honor of their parents to provide one or more scholarships to children of families of the Presbyterian Church in Fremont, Nebraska, or Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner, Nebraska.

Rev. John D. Russell Scholarship

Created initially by a gift from St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Grand Island, Neb., to honor the Rev. John D. Russell, this scholarship provides annual assistance to students considering the possibility of attending seminary and preparing for ordained ministry. 

Floyd and Grace Sager Scholarship

Established by the Sagers, loyal alumni and longtime friends of the university, this scholarship was created for the purpose of assisting one or more Midland students from a farming community or small town with less than 3,500 population in Nebraska or one of the neighboring states. Preferences is given to a nursing student, by may be awarded to a student who is active in the music department. The recipient should be in the upper 25% of the high school graduating class.

Gerald Sampter Scholarship

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

Wanda K. Samson Business Scholarship

Established by this alumna and long-time business educator in the Fremont Public Schools, this scholarship is to provide assistance to a senior student preparing to teach in business or entering an internship. First preference should be given to a graduate of Fremont High School.

Marlene Beekman Samuelson Scholarship

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

Austin P. Sanborn Memorial Scholarship

Established by Mrs. Austin P. Sanborn in recognition of the faithful years of service and continuing interest Mr. Sanborn had in Midland Lutheran College. This scholarship is to be awarded to a young person in the sophomore or junior year and may be continued. Consideration is given first to the fields of full-time Christian service or social work and secondly to the need of the individual.

Hanna Schmidt Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a Will in the form of a trust provided by Hanna Schmidt, a friend of the University. Scholarships are awarded to students of at least sophomore standing, who are majoring in nursing and who a residents of Dodge County.

John & Mary Ann Schmidt Scholarship

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

Virginia Schroeder Memorial Scholarship

Established by the Rev. Dr. Martin Schroeder in memory of his wife, Virginia, who was devoted to the profession of nursing, this scholarship shall be awarded each year to a deserving student majoring in nursing. The scholarship recipient should be of good academic standing with financial need.

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