Education Grants from the SED

by Southeastern District on August 12, 2022

New Opportunity from Concordia University - Nebraska!

With Concordia University, Nebraska’s updated Lutheran Guarantee program, we’re ensuring more financial aid than ever before is available: Lutheran undergraduate students receive at least $25,000 per year for all for years of their studies! Plus, students going into church work are guaranteed at least $27,500 per year! 

At Concordia Nebraska, we are committed to ensuring our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ have the opportunity to receive an outstanding, Christ-centered education steeped in Lutheran heritage. Cost should not stand in the way of our students discovering their passions, honing their skills and training for their vocations. 

Learn more about our updated Lutheran Guarantee at

Grants Available from the Southeastern District, LCMS - 2023 Application Form and OM-360 Guidelines are available now!

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Student Contact Information Form

OM-360 - District Student Aid Program

A priority of the Southeastern District (SED) is to raise up LCMS professional church workers. To financially assist those who have pledged their service to become rostered LCMS workers, SED has established a Student Aid Program that is administered by the Student Aid Task Force, comprised of church workers and laity of the District. The Program is funded through the allocation of budgeted funds of the SED as well as donations from generous individuals, congregations, and service organizations.

Regulations and procedures regarding the SED Student Aid Program can be found in OM-360. An application for assistance is required for each year of study, using the SED Student Application form. Other forms will not be accepted. All applicants are required to have an endorsement from their home pastor, or congregational president if there is a vacancy or the student’s father is pastor. Awards are for one year only and do not imply a commitment from one year to the next. The Student Aid Task Force will review applications during the summer. Applicants and their respective financial aid offices will be advised in mid to late summer of grants awarded. Awards are disbursed directly to the school listed on the application in two installments: first in August and then in late December. Questions regarding the grant process can be directed to Sidney Heetland, District Director for Business and Finance at

Lutheran Colleges and Universities

Concordia - Irvine, CA 949.854.8002

Concordia - River Forest, IL 708.771.8300

Concordia - St. Paul, MN 651.641.8278

Concordia - Ann Arbor, MI 734.995.7300

Concordia - Austin, TX 800.865.4282

Concordia - Mequon, WI 262.243.5700

Concordia - Seward, NE 800.535.5494

Concordia Seminary - St. Louis, MO 314.505.7201

Concordia Theological Seminary - Ft. Wayne IN 800.481.2155

Lenoir-Rhyne University - Hickory, NC 828.328.1741

Valparaiso University - Valparaiso IN 219.464.5000

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