Concordia University School of Education offers the Erna A. Batterman Scholarship program. These scholarships are presented to LCMS church work students to honor Mrs. Erna A. Batterman. Although it was her dream to be a teacher, God had different plans for her life. Now this scholarship is helping students fund their education and fulfil their ambitions for a teaching career.

Scholarships are for up to $5000 per semester for up to two semesters. Disbursement for the spring semester is dependent upon satisfactory completion of the fall semester.

Eligibility requirements

  • Completing your first undergraduate degree program and have been a full-time student at CUW/CUAA for at least one year
  • 45 or more college credits and 3 or more semesters completed when applying and have at least 2 semesters remaining before graduation (including student teaching)
  • Will have Junior or Senior status in the upcoming academic year
  • Enrolled in the Lutheran Teaching Diploma (LTD) track and intend to teach/work in a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod school upon graduation
  • A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) at CUW/CUAA of 3.0 or higher
  • Graduated from a high school in Wisconsin, Illinois, or Michigan

Application process

Submit the attached application along with the following items:

  1. One letter of recommendation from a person of your choosing
  2. Autobiography essay, double spaced, 600 words, which overviews your commitment to Lutheran church work, your leadership experience and skills and your current financial need
  3. A picture of yourself

Applications are due March 13, 2024 at 5:00 PM Central Time

Candidates will be selected based upon several criteria: evident leadership skills and experience as an undergraduate student, commitment to the Lutheran teaching ministry, and demonstrated financial need. View this rubric for how applications will be evaluated.