In 2013 Luther College will be celebrating its 100th year of offering quality education in a Christian context. At the heart of Luther College High School’s tradition is a belief in community, diversity, and the Christian tradition that values these together with the realisation of human potential. Luther students, from many different social and cultural backgrounds have the opportunity to be part of a tightly woven community of students, parents, faculty and staff.
In March 2011, the Board of Regents established the Community Bursary program as a means to provide outreach to families in need. This Bursary is a vital part of our call to serve students and the wider community. The Community Bursary provides 100% tuition relief through grade 12 for students who excel academically but would not have the opportunity to attend Luther without our support. Last year there were ten students who benefited from the bursary. These students all demonstrated a strong desire to learn and to contribute positively to Luther College and the world.
It is important that we maintain the vision of those who established Luther College with its emphasis on a high quality education for all who are willing to work for that privilege. The creation of the Community Bursary program reflects our College’s vision of providing a “quality education in a Christian context” for all those who want to attend Luther College.
As we head into the busy festive season, I ask you to remember Luther College and consider making a gift to the Community Bursary program.
Let me also take this opportunity to wish you and your family all the blessings of the Advent and Christmas season as well as a happy and healthy 2013!
Bryan Hillis, PhD
LCUR ‘78 President