by Southeastern District on January 14, 2022

Broom Tree Fellows
2022 Loan Forgiveness Program
The Broom Tree Fellows Program is designed to provide tuition loan forgiveness to individuals working at churches or Christian organizations.  The deadline to apply for a Loan Forgiveness Grant is Monday, February 28, 2022.
For more information and to apply for a grant, please click the links below.  You may also visit directly for application information.

Applications for the 2021 Student Loan Repayment Program are no longer being accepted at this time.

For questions about the Student Loan Repayment Program, contact Sid Heetland at

This program is for individuals who have completed their synodical training and are currently serving LCMS in the SED. If you are currently a student, please refer to the SED Student Aid Program here:

Note: The SED defines indebtedness for the purposes of this program as any educational debt at the undergraduate or seminary level that a professional church worker serving in the Southeastern District has incurred, whether in the form of federally subsidized student loans, commercial loans, or credit card debt for tuition, books, room and board, or housing in the case of married students, and fees while attending an LCMS-affiliated seminary or university. This does not include post-graduate work or that beyond an MDiv or Deaconess certification through one of the LCMS seminaries.

For the purposes of this program, eligible colleges, universities, and seminaries include:

·       Concordia colleges nationwide or in Canada

·       Lenoir-Rhyne University, NC

·       Seminaries in Fort Wayne, IN and St. Louis, MO

·       Valparaiso University, IN

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