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

Keith & Ruth Kistler Scholarship Fund

In honor of Keith and Ruth Kistler, this scholarship should be awarded to students seeking a career in a medical field.

Mary Lillian Bisel Kistler Scholarship

Awarded to worthy and deserving students.

Kleppe Family Scholarship

The Kleppe Family Scholarship was established in 2020 and is awarded to a student with financial need and great potential. The student must also be involved in performing arts or athletics. A recommendation from an advisor, coach, or mentor is required.

Raamah Pearl Knickrehm Scholarship

The fund was created by a bequest of the late Mrs. Ramaah Pearl Knickrehm of Lincoln, Nebraska. These annual scholarships are based on need and general aptitude.

Dr. Keith and Beryl Knudson Scholarship

This scholarship, established by their family, honors Dr. Keith and Beryl Knudson, longtime friends of Midland Lutheran College. Keith, professor emeritus of English at Midland, retired in 1994 after serving the college since 1962. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students majoring in either English or nursing, who demonstrate academic ability in either of these areas.

Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman of high moral character who demonstrate financial need. The recipient must be an above average applicant who has demonstrated good academic success in high school.

Kurtz-Nelson Scholarship

The Kurtz-Nelson Scholarship shall be awarded to worthy and deserving students who are pursuing a degree in education or nursing. It is intended to provide scholarship assistance for students whose families have worked hard to make a Midland education possible for their children.

Arnold and Carolyn Lack Family Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded each year to a student with financial need. Preference may be given to a work-study student employed in the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Nick and Rosella Lalich Scholarship

Established by these Midland friends, one or more scholarships are awarded annually to upperclassmen who have demonstrated academic achievement and who have financial need.

Theodore and Mabel Lamprecht Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded annually to a student or students in good academic standing.

Mildred Lang Scholarship

Created by the family and friends of Mildred Lang, this scholarship is awarded annually to a female student attending Midland, with preference given to nontraditional students, particularly those returning to college. The student will be financially deserving and of good character. The scholarship may be renewed.

Archie H. and Violet E. Larson Memorial Scholarship

Established in 2009 by their daughters, J. Yvonne Neville and Dawn Fusselman, both who graduated from Luther College and Immanuel School of Nursing. The scholarship is to be awarded to a financially need student in the nursing program.

Dr. L. Dale and Ruth Lund Scholarship

Created by the friends and colleagues of Dr. L. Dale and Ruth Lund on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary and in honor of their dedicated service to Midland Lutheran College, where Dr. Lund served as president from 1969-1981. Students with financial need who exhibited strong academic achievement will be considered for support from this scholarship.

Sie & Edythe Lundstrom Scholarship

Established in memory of Sie and Edythe Lundstrom, long time Fremont residents and supporters of the Lutheran Church, this scholarship is to be awarded to an active member of the Sinai Lutheran Church in Fremont, Nebraska with financial need and in good academic standing.

Luther Heritage Scholarship

Established by the alumni of Luther College, the Heritage Fund seeks to perpetuate the values and commitments of Luther College in Wahoo, Nebraska, one of the predecessor institutions of Midland Lutheran College. Scholarships are awarded annually to students who represent the mission and ideals upon which Luther was founded.

Lutheran Brotherhood Scholarship

Established by the well-known fraternal organization, the Lutheran Brotherhood Scholarship provides support for several Lutheran students with financial need each year.

Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer Endowment Scholarship

Created from a generous gift by the congregation of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, this fund awards a scholarship(s) each year to a deserving student(s) who is from Omaha or, if unavailable, from Eastern Nebraska, holds a junior status or above and is majoring in a ministry related field. This scholarship was established out of gratitude for God's blessings and from a desire to provide lasting assistance for students attending Midland University. This endowed scholarship was initiated with a $10,000 gift.

Oscar Lyders Music Scholarship

This fund was established by former choir members to honor Dr. Oscar Lyders for the great contributions he made to the life and work of Midland. One or more scholarships each year shall be awarded to undergraduate students majoring in vocal music. Awards may be repeated. Any student majoring in vocal music may apply for this scholarship.

Bessie Lyzhoft Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Bessie Lyzhoft, a member of the 1919 commercial class at Fremont Normal College, to a worthy and deserving student.

Louis E. May Scholarship

This fund was established to perpetuate the memory of Louis E. May and provides scholarships to students from Fremont with financial need.

Jim McMahon Memorial Grant Fund

The Jim McMahon Memorial Grant Fund was established by the McMahon Family to honor of Coach Jim McMahon, who was a track and cross country coach at Midland for nearly 40 years. Recipients of this scholarship are recommended by the track and cross country coaches and/or the athletic director, have high financial need, good character, and are in good standing with the athletic program and the university. Scholarships are renewable annually.

McMillan/Nelson Scholarship

This scholarship, created by Burton and Joan McMillan, shall be awarded to students of good academic standing with financial need.

Christof Meyer Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1989 in memory of Christof Meyer, this scholarship is given annually to a student with academic ability who is physically handicapped. In the event that no physically handicapped student applies for consideration, the scholarship may be given to a student with financial need from the Fremont-Hooper area.

Lawrence H. and Anona Meyer Scholarship

This scholarship shall be awarded annually to worthy and deserving students who are pursuing a career in the field of medicine.

James W. Miller Scholarship

This fund was established in honor of James W. Miller to aid pre-law students.