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 Steve Oursler, Director of Major Gifts, at 269-300-9811 or

Clement J. Ferster Scholarship

Established by his daughter, Teresa Ferster Glazier, in honor of her father, who graduated from Midland in 1913 and spent his entire life in the service of Lutheran congregations in the Middle West. The scholarship is awarded to a student preparing for service in the Lutheran Church.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church of North Platte

This scholarship is to be awarded to a worthy and deserving student, with preference to students who are members of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Platte.

Fremont Contract Carriers Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students from Nebraska pursuing a major in business. Applicants must demonstrate successful academic performance. Work experience (on or off) is preferred and financial aid, marital status and family contribution may be considered. 

Andrew Fuhrmeister Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded to worthy and deserving student.

Gimmestad Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established as a memorial to Dr. Herman Gimmestad, former dean and professor of English, by friends and former students in recognition of his contribution to Midland. The recipient shall be a junior or senior student majoring in an area of the humanities, with a preference toward an English major.

Golf Classic Tournament Scholarship

This scholarship has been established through the support of alumni, friends and businesses throughout the nation. It will be awarded to deserving and worthy students.

William T. Gordon Scholarship

Established by Mr. William Gordon to be used in support of Midland students in good academic standing with financial need. Preference will be given to students from St. Paul, Nebraska.

Gottneid/Lindbeck International Scholarship

Gottneid/Lindbeck International Scholarship This scholarship is established in gratitude to God who graciously called the Rev. J. Walter and Magda Lindbeck to pioneer mission work in the Church in China, and Dr. Allan J. and Alice Lindbeck Gottneid to work as educators in the Church in Tanzania. This scholarship is to help students of high academic achievement with a demonstrated financial need to participate in study programs, at home or abroad, relating to, but not limited to, Africa and China, which will enable them to more fully understand their role of service to all people as members of the same Body of Christ, the one, holy, catholic and apostolic church.

Henry and Bertha Grothen Scholarship

Created by Henry and Bertha Grothen of Juniata, Nebraska, this fund awards one or more scholarships each year to a student of outstanding academic ability with financial need. The scholarship was created out of gratitude for God's blessings and from a desire to provide lasting assistance for students attending Midland University.

Hankey/Schroeder Endowed Scholarship

Established by Rev. and Mrs. Dan Schroeder to honor their parents, Professor Ralph L. and Eva Hankey and Dr. Martin A. W. and Florence Schroeder. Professor Hankey served the Midland Faculty as Professor of Foreign Languages for 34 years from 1929 to 1963. Dr. Schroeder graduated from Midland at Atchinson in 1916, and received an Honorary Doctorate from Mildand in 1937. First Preference is for International Students who have spent at least one year at Midland who possess academic ability and financial need. Second Preference is for sophomore, junior or senior students with academic ability and financial need whose plans are to go into the ministry, another church vocation or an area of human services.

Rev. Robert and Janice Hansen Family Scholarship

This scholarship is established by Mrs. Hansen in honor and memory of the late Rev. Robert P. Hansen to provide a scholarship to a Lutheran student in good academic standing and with financial need.

Dr. Carl L. Hansen Scholarship

This scholarship was established to recognize the leadership and contributions made by Dr. Hansen to Midland Lutheran College as its president. One or more scholarships shall be awarded each year to students who are deserving and worthy and represent the ideals exemplified by Dr. Hansen's service.

Howard Hanson Scholarship

Established as part of the Luther College of the Liberal Arts at Midland and the Luther College Honors Program, honors the many contributions Howard Hanson made as an American musician and Luther College graduate.

Anne Harder Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Patricia Rieper Meyers to be awarded each year to a student(s) who is worthy and deserving and has a need for financial assistance.

Harms-Wehrbein Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students entering their junior year as full time nursing major at Midland University with cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above. The recipient must be active in the Student Nurses' Association at local level and preferably state level as well. Students should also be potentially eligible for membership in Theta Omega Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nurses. Preference is given to individual originally from southwest or southeast Nebraska. Students must demonstrate characteristics of caring and potential for nursing leadership as evidenced by clinical and/or classroom references. Students must have a willingness to maintain contact with Dr. Nancy Harms & Mr. Gerhart Wehrbein on annual basis.

Hawks Foundation Scholarship

In order to help provide support to a student(s) who desire to attend a church-related college, this scholarship was created by Howard and Myrna Hawks and their children. The student(s) should meet or maintain acceptable academic standards to qualify for this award.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was founded by publisher and philanthropist William Randolph Hearst. This fund will provide scholarships to domestic students in good academic standing with financial need.

Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Hedlund Scholarship

This scholarship, given by Robert C. and DeEtte H. Holland in memory of her parents, is awarded each year to a student from Polk County, Nebraska. If an appropriate student from Polk County is not identified, the scholarship may be given to any Midland student in good academic standing. The endowment is established not only to honor the Hedlunds’ occupational and civic achievements, but also to serve as a model for other counties.

Heedum Baseball Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a member of the Midland University baseball team. Preference may be given to students with successful academic performance and financial need.

Heedum Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Roger Heedum and is awarded to student athletes participating in Midland's baseball or football programs with financial need.

Ken and Erlaine Heese Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was funded by the estate gift of Kenneth and Erlaine (Swanson) Heese of North Bend, NE. Although Erlaine attended Midland for only one semester, she and her husband gave their home and all of their possessions to the College to establish this scholarship. The scholarship(s) is to be awarded to a nursing student with financial need.

Connie Hansen Hegarty Scholarship

Established in 1979 in memory of Mrs. James Hegarty by family and friends, this scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student with first preference given to a nursing major. Otherwise, scholarship is awarded to a student studying for a career in the health care field.

Lu and Bonnie Heller Journalism Scholarship

Established by Lu Heller, a 1947 graduate of the journalism program, in memory of his wife, Bonnie, who shared his interest in research and writing. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior journalism major. The selection will be based upon three criteria: 1) a demonstrated interest and/or ability in research and writing; 2) academic performance; and 3) financial need.

George W. Henkens Endowed Scholarship

The George W. Henkens Endowed Scholarship shall be awarded to a deserving student/students of good academic standing in need of scholarship assistance. First preference shall be given to those who are majoring in business.

Hessenflow Scholarship

Colonel Donald H. Hessenflow, ’64, established this endowed scholarship in memory of his parents, James and Lois Hessenflow, who were a source of support for many Midland Lutheran College students during their lifetime. This award will go to a junior or senior student who demonstrates financial need, with a preference to Journalism and English majors.