You can create a donor advised scholarship fund in your name or in the honor of another, and designate scholarships for any level of education, from preschool to postgraduate studies.

The Foundation offers two types of scholarship funds – Designated and LCF-Administered.

Donor Advised Designated Scholarship Fund

Create a scholarship fund to be administered through a designated college, university or seminary. For high school scholarship fund options, consult with Foundation staff.

Gift Minimum: $5,000 per educational institution

Guidelines for Donor Advised Designated Scholarship Fund


LCF-Administered Scholarship Fund

Create a customized scholarship fund that is administered by the Foundation.

Gift Minimum: Varies according to complexity, typically $500,000 or more.

Guidelines for LCF-Administered Scholarship Fund

To discuss your options, please contact an LCF Gift Planner via email or by calling 800-365-4172. 


The Donor

A retired Florida resident who wished to provide support to future Lutheran pastors.

His Gift

The Donor created a Donor Advised Designated Scholarship Fund with a gift of cash. Through this charitable fund, annual grants are distributed to Luther Seminary for the purpose of scholarships. The selection of recipients is made at the discretion of Luther Seminary.

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It Adds Up
*Assumes single gift of $10,000, 5% grant distributions, 8.3% investment return, 1% administration fee and no additional gifts