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. If you are interested in establishing a scholarship, please contact Laura Robinett, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at 402-941-6523 or

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.

Glen Hickman Scholarship

Awarded each year to a senior majoring in education, the scholarship was established by his many friends and former students in memory of his faithful service. Dr.Glen E. Hickman served on the Midland faculty and administration from 1926 to 1955.

Lillian Hickman-Midland Women Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Lillian Hickman, founder and first president of the Midland Women organization (1947). Lillian is also a 1935 Midland graduate was an assistant professor for 15 years. It is awarded to a senior elementary education student.

Dr. George C. Holling Scholarship

The late Dr. Holling, longtime church leader, philanthropist and member of Midland’s Board of Trustees, is honored through the creation of this endowed scholarship. Scholarships are awarded each year to deserving students with demonstrated financial need.

Gunnar Horn Scholarship

The Gunnar Horn Endowed Journalism Scholarship shall be awarded to a journalism major who shows promise in journalism or public relations. Need is not a factor. Recipientshall be selected by the journalism faculty.

Marion Hudson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was originally established at Dana College in 2003 and re-established at Midland University in 2010. Marion Hudson was the first African-American student to attend Dana College, graduating as a member of the Class of 1956. Beyond his legacy of opening the doors of Dana to minority students, Marion Hudson was a multi-sport athlete, setting records in track and field and football, and becoming one of Nebraska’s most acclaimed athletes. Beyond his stellar athletic ability and the great reason for his athletic success was his goal to be an exemplary athlete, student and person in life. This scholarship is to be awarded to an African-American student athlete who personifies the qualities the legendary Marion Hudson.

William and Carol Kentopp Hunter Business Scholarship

Established by gifts from William and Carol Hunter for students majoring in business. The scholarship is based on need and academic ability, and is awarded to students of sophomore, junior or senior class standing.

Immanuel Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to nursing students.

Gladys Jackson Scholarship

Given by Gladys Jackson, who wrote the words to the Midland alma mater, for a deserving and worthy student involved in the music program.

Hazel & Theodore James Scholarship

The Hazel and Theodore James Endowed Scholarship shall be awarded to worthy students who are in need of financial assistance.

Rev. Richard Jobman Scholarship

Established in grateful appreciation of the caring and compassionate ministry of Pastor Jobman at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Grand Island, Nebraska, by the congregation of the church. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is considering the possibility of full-time Christian ministry.

Cecil and Harriet Johnson Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship provides assistance to academically qualified, deserving and worthy students. This scholarship may be renewed in succeeding years.

Julius and Vera Johnson Scholarship

In memory of Julius and Vera Johnson, this scholarship should be awarded to a student with a major in business, nursing or education. They should be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need.

Lois Johnson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is provided in memory of Lois D. Johnson and shall be awarded to worthy and deserving students who are in need of scholarship assistance.

Sylvia and Anton Johnson Scholarship

The Sylvia and Anton Johnson Endowed Scholarship was established in 1995 by Clifford Johnson in loving memory of his parents, Sylvia and Anton. This scholarship shall be awarded to worthy and deserving students who are in need of scholarship assistance. First preference shall be given to students from Nebraska who are pursuing studies relating to church vocations.

V.E. and Aina Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor V.E. and Aina Johnson, long-time faculty and staff members of Luther Junior College & Academy and Midland Lutheran College. It is awarded to a student of high moral character who has academic ability and financial need.

Johnson/Bartek Family Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students with a 3.0 GPA and financial need.

Elwyn L. Judd Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Elwyn L. Judd, a 1936 Midland College graduate. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student majoring in Philosophy or Religion and is in need of financial assistance.

Carolyn Bern Jugler Memorial Scholarship

Established by her family in 2000, the scholarship is in memory of the 1952 Luther College graduate who went on to obtain her nursing degree. She was a registered nurse for several years at the Dodge County Hospital and the Hormel Fremont plant. This scholarship(s) is to be awarded to any sophomore or above nursing student who has demonstrated academic achievement and financial need.

Kappa Alpha Lambda Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship was established for students active in the Greek system.

Hazel Keene Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Hazel Keene, a Fremont College graduate and revered Fremont benefactor. Hazel Keene and Charles A. Keene worked diligently on behalf of Midland and supported the University generously. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and academic ability.

Francis L. Keisler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established in the memory of Francis L. Keisler, a longtime Midland faculty member in mathematics. This scholarship is to be awarded each year in the field of mathematics to a deserving junior or senior who has an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Criteria for selection include scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, personal integrity, honesty and financial need.

Peter Kiewit Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Kiewit Foundation for deserving and worthy students, with a preference to incoming freshmen.

Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to students majoring in art education and business administration. The candidate must show financial need and have the recommendation of the art faculty. In the event that no candidate in art education fulfills these requirements, the scholarship shall be awarded to a student majoring in business administration who shows financial need and has the recommendation of the business administration faculty.

Kindschuh Family Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a gift from Rev. and Mrs. John LeRoy "Kink" Kindschuh and Delores "Lolly" Hall Kindschuh, in gratitude for enduring benefits received at Luther Academy and College, Wahoo, Nebraska, 1944-47.