Trinity College Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Trinity Lutheran Church Foundation offers several college scholarship opportunities to Trinity’s graduating seniors. The scholarship application form can be downloaded below.


Applications due by May 3, 2021.


The Trinity Foundation Scholarship

Funded in part by the Grife and Vodegal Scholarship, the Trinity Foundation awards 1 to 4 scholarships to those seniors who are current members of Trinity Lutheran Church and have been actively involved with the church over the years.  


Trinity Preschool Scholarship

Trinity Preschool was a beloved addition of Trinity Lutheran Church from 1975 to 2018. The Trinity Preschool committee has designated the remaining preschool funds at the time of closing to be used for an annual scholarship for graduating Trinity seniors for many years to come. One $500 scholarship will be awarded. Preferences will be given to those students who 1.) attended Trinity Preschool and/or 2.) are pursuing a major in the field of education/teaching.

Elsie Sandquist Memorial Music Scholarship

Elsie Sandquist was the organist/pianist at Trinity Lutheran Church from approximately 1965 until 2001. Glen Samdquist and family have created an annual scholarship in Elsie’s memory using the undesignated memorials given by numerous friends and family members at the time of Elsie’s passing. One $300 scholarship will be awarded to a student with preference given to those who have 1.) shared their musical talents with Trinity and/or 2.) plan to utilize their musical talents in college.

Bergstrom Family Memorial Scholarship

The Bergstrom Scholarship is given to perpetuate the memory of the Bergstrom family and to commend involvement in the Trinity Lutheran Church and the community. One $400 scholarship will be given with preference to those students who 1.) have demonstrated an active interest in the life of the church after confirmation and/or 2.) displays evidence of sound Christian character and ideals.


Frank Kaduk Memorial Scholarship

The Frank Kaduk Scholarship is given to perpetuate the memory of Frank Kaduk, who was active in the faith formation of children at Trinity through teaching, enthusiastic support, and meaningful children’s messages. One $300 scholarship will be given to a student who has shown an active interest in Trinity over the years. Preference will be given to those interested in pursuing a degree in education.

C. P. Thompson Scholarship

The C. P. Thompson Scholarship is given to assist a student who is pursuing a career in ministry and to commend involvement in the Trinity Lutheran Church and the community. One $500 scholarship may be given to an eligible student who plans to pursue a career in Christian ministry.

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