Nativity Lutheran College Scholarships 2020 – 2021


The Nativity College Scholarship Committee is proud to announce this year’s recipients of ELCA College Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Our very own:

Grace Onken – Augsburg University
Emma Heller – Augsburg University
Lydia Kalenze – Gustavus Adolphus College

Please join us in congratulating them and in praying for their continued success.

A hearty thank you to the Scholarship Committee for their wonderful efforts and to our community for their continued generosity.

Dear Nativity Lutheran Church Scholarship Committee,

I would like to express my abundant gratitude for your financial support for the 2020-2021 school year. It is because of your generosity that my dreams are becoming a reality and I am getting a good start to my second year of college. I have learned a lot, made many lifelong friends, and discovered new things throughout my first year of college.

A little about myself: I have currently finished my first year of college at Augsburg University and will be beginning my second year this fall. My major is special education with a psychology minor.

I’m very excited to continue my college journey at Augsburg. This scholarship will not only lower my student loans, but can help me become successful.

Thank you for your generosity,
Grace Onken

Dear Nativity Lutheran Church Scholarship Committee,

Thank you for your generosity in providing me financial support for my final year at Augsburg University. This generous gift is allowing me to continue to peruse my passion for sociology, community outreach, and rehabilitation. This past semester I had the privilege of studying in Sweden, there I gathered a new understanding of connecting with and loving my neighbors. I will be finishing up just the beginning of my lifelong educational journey at Augsburg University. I’m grateful for this gift that will allow me to continue pursuing positive change in our community and the justice system. God’s message of love, compassion and justice is truly important to me and this scholarship will allow me to spread it with others.

Thank you very much,
Emma Heller

Dear Nativity Scholarship Committee,

Thank you so very much for the incredibly generous scholarship for this upcoming school year! I am so grateful to be selected as a recipient, and I am looking forward to another year of learning and growing academically and in my faith at Gustavus Adolphus College. My junior year of college, although it has ended quite differently than I anticipated, has been filled with so many blessings. During the time I was on campus, I spent more time in the Chapel than I ever did before, and I’m so excited to go back next year with a new appreciation for the beautiful space to worship in. I am so happy that, through your generosity, I can continue to grow both spiritually and academically. The support of our congregation and the academic assistance these scholarships have provided have opened so many doors for me, and I am so thankful to be surrounded by this love and support, even from many miles away.

Thank you so much again for your continuing support and generosity!
Lydia Kalenze