Returning & Graduating Scholarships
In June, scholarships are awarded to current Luther College High School students in recognition of their achievements over the past school year. The selection is made by the faculty scholarship committee according to the criteria for each scholarship or bursary.
Applications are accepted for the: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Student Scholarship and the McIlwrick Family Service to Society Award. Please download the fillable PDF to your computer.
The Ashley Anderson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who is recognized by both students and staff for optimism and energy, for freely expressing care, kindness, compassion and support to other students, and for enthusiastic involvement in school life. The scholarship was established by family and friends to honour the memory of Ashley, who graduated from Luther College High School in 2000.
The Philip Assman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 12 student who will take his or her first year of studies at Luther College at the University of Regina or another church college and has an interest in Christian ministry. Mr. Assman (HS'28), a 1928 graduate of Luther College High School, provided this scholarship from his estate.
The John Ast Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 11 student on the basis of attitude with a high academic standing in science. John Ast sent four of his children to Luther College High School (Ernest, Harold (HS'38, HSU'39), Henry and Erna); his son, Henry, taught at Luther from 1936 to 1973.
The Lloyd Barber Family Scholarship is awarded to graduating Grade 12 students who excel in sports and academics, and display strong leadership qualities. One award is made to a male, and one to a female. The awards were established by Dr. Lloyd Barber and his family. Dr. Barber (HS'50) graduated from Luther in 1950 and went on to serve as the President of the University of Regina.
The Winifred & Leonard Blakely Memorial Scholarship was established by the Blakely Family in 1965. The award was first established as the Blakely Athletic Award in 1965 by Leonard Blakely, a father to Beverly, Douglas, Valerie, Charlene, all of whom attended or graduated from Luther College. Leonard Blakely was a member of the Board of Regents from 1962-1968. He encouraged his daughters to be involved in all aspects of school, particularly athletics.
The Blake Carson Scholarship in Mathematics was established in 2006 with a gift from a 1953 Luther College alumnus, Merlis M.R. Belsher, in memory of his former math teacher. Mr. Carson began his teaching career at Luther in 1946, teaching Mathematics, English, and Latin. He was a dedicated supporter of all the College's sports programs. He retired in 1975. Mr. Carson was well-loved and respected by his students and his peers.
The Violetta and Fred Chalmers Memorial Scholarship was established by Douglas Chalmers (HS'42), his wife Beryl (Dunk) Chalmers, their daughters Jane Chalmers (HS'72, U'79) and Lee Chalmers (HS'73, U'78), and Douglas's sister Isobel Chalmers (HS'37) in 1981. Violetta and Fred moved to Regina from Ontario to build a better life and they did. They were generous, hard-working, family-focused and public-spiritied. Violetta managed the finances of their insurance business and helped run the farm while raising two children and taking care of the home that she designed. Fred was a master salesman and built an exceptional client list while making many friends as he drove throughout Saskatchewan. Both of their children obtained post-secondary degrees in the 1940s, achievements that brought Violetta and Fred considerable pride.
The Beryl and Douglas Chalmers Memorial Award was established in 2005 by Douglas (HS'42). It was renamed in 2016 by their daughters, Jane Chalmers (HS'72, U'79) and Lee Chalmers (HS'73, U78). Beryl and Douglas Chalmers lived life fully and well. Beryl was an ardent reader, a progressive thinker, a woman who would stand by her convictions - even if it meant going to jail. Douglas was a farmer and a businessman who was depply concerned about the environment and for the injustices experienced by Canada's Indigenous peoples. Beryl and Douglas were passionate about quality education as foundational to a better world.
The John Chomay Scholarship is awarded to a male and female student who exemplify courage, tenacity, perseverance, teamwork and leadership in athletic endeavors, and who demonstrates a positive attitude toward academic performance. The scholarship was established by alum Merlis Belsher (HS’53) to honour his former teacher and coach, John Chomay.
The Gladys Christie Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 11 or 12 student who excels in French. The scholarship was established in 1974 by the Zonta Club of Regina in memory of Miss Gladys Christie, who was a member. Miss Christie taught French at Luther College from 1941 until her untimely death in 1974. She is remembered as an intelligent, caring person who was truly devoted to her students.
The Allan Christiansen Memorial Scholarship is awarded to returning Grades 10, 11, and 12 students who have above-average scholastic achievement, who exhibit kindness and consideration for others, and who quietly and gently demonstrate traits of exemplary character. The scholarships were established in memory of Pastor C. by his family and friends, and by alumni of the College. Pastor C. served the College for thirty-eight years in such roles as Dean, Teacher, Guidance Counsellor, Chapel Coordinator, Vice-Principal, and Principal.
The Harold & Joyce Dietrich Scholarship is awarded to a worthy student who makes a positive Christian contribution to school life. Dr. Dietrich attended Luther College in 1948 and 1949, and served on the Board of Regents for over twenty-five years.
The John Dietrich Memorial Choral Scholarship is awarded to a returning student who is fully active in the choral music program at Luther College. This scholarship was established by John’s mother, Mrs. Joyce Dietrich, in 2006 in memory of her son, John (HS’77).
The Latham Dusterbeck Memorial Scholarship is awarded to three students – one in Grade 9, one in Grade 10, and one in Grade 11 – who demonstrate excellence in academics and who display character that exemplifies the spirit of the school. The scholarship was established in memory of Latham Dusterbeck, who graduated from the high school in 1940. Latham had a long history of supporting Luther College and believed in the importance of quality education.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) Student Scholarship is awarded to students who are active in the ELCIC and have an interest in studying for leadership in the church as part of their faith journey.
Throughout his life, Walter Ellis has had a deep appreciation for debate, drama, and oratory. As a student at Luther College in 1954, Rev. Ellis immersed himself in those activities by acting in and directing plays and by representing Luther College in the annual oratorical contest. In 2005 Rev. Ellis established The Rev. Dr. Walter E. Ellis Scholarship to support a scholarship in the social sciences and liberal arts and program development in drama, debate, and oratory.
The Elaine Engel Memorial Scholarship is granted to a recognized, deserving, energetic and caring grade 12 Saskatchewan student pursuing a career in nursing. Elaine Engel was a dedicated nurse whose daughters attended Luther College High School.
The Engen Band Scholarship for Continuing Students is awarded annually to a returning student who has been actively involved in the band program and demonstrates a high level of poficiency on their instrument. The award was established in 2018 by Chris and Kim Engen to encourage and recognize students' involvement inthe band program at the high school.
The Engen Band Scholarship for Graduating Students is awarded annually to a Grade 12 student who has been actively involved in the band program through high school and demonstrates a high level of proficiency on their instrument. The award was established by Chris and Kim Engen to recognzie students' participation in and commitment to the band program at the high school.
The English Emeriti Scholarship, established in 2014, honors a graduating student's academic excellence in grades 10, 11 and 12 English courses. The scholarship was established on behalf of the many English teachers of Luther College High School.
The Wittrock-Farley Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who is entering post-secondary education in the health sciences field. The scholarship was established by Luther College High School alum Lil (Wittrock) Farley who graduated from Luther College High School in 1952.
The Jeniffer Faro Affeldt Memorial Music Performance Award was established in 2007 in memory of Jennifer who passed away in a mountain climbing accident in August 2006. She graduated from Luther College in 1986. She is fondly remembered for her leadership, her compassion for others, and her sense of purpose. Whatever she did, whether as a soloist in the Luther Choir or in the musicals, organizing entertainment for LIT, working on the Grad committee, or managing the publicity for SRC, she did it with spirit, elegance, and grace.
The Cathy Felstrom Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who demonstrates academic achievement and exemplary character and who has enrolled at Luther College at the University of Regina. The scholarship was established in 1982 by Don and Joanne Felstrom in memory of their daughter Cathy Felstrom who graduated from Luther College High School in 1973.
The Freitag Family Scholarship for Kindness is awarded to a returning Grade 9, 10 or 11 student who demonstrates consistent kindness to all Luther staff, faculty and students. The scholarship was established in 2020 by Ben and Darlene Freitag and family.
The Reverend Arnold Fricke Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student in Grade 10 or 11 who has proven Christian leadership and has expressed interest in a church vocation. Rev. Fricke was a member of the Luther College Board of Regents from 1931 to 1955, and served as Board Chair from 1941 to 1943.
The Ella Fricke Memorial Scholarship in Music is awarded to a student who performed in the fall musical production and who displays talent, commitment, personal integrity, leadership, and willingness to work with others to ensure the musical is a success. The award was established in 2005 by Ella’s sister, Irma Wagner, in honour of Ella’s love of music.
The Lydia and Otto Fuhrmann Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who has demonstrated leadership abilities. The scholarship was established in 1986 by alumnae Gertude Sherriff (HS’35) in memory of her parents Otto and Lydia Furhmann. Mr. Fuhrmann served on Luther College’s Board of Regents from 1931 to 1953, serving many years as Chair.
The Regan Grant Memorial Music Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding singer in the Luther College High School Choir who has professional potential and maintains a good academic average. The scholarship is provided by Mary Grant in honour of her son, Regan, who lived in Luther’s Residence at the College’s University campus in the late 1970's.
The Guenzel Knoll Dormitory Scholarship edowment fund was established by Berbel (Guenzel) Knoll and her friends, after her retirement as Principal of Luther College High School in 2007. Berbel Guenzel joined Luther College in 1975 as a teacher and as the Dean of Girls, a post she held until 1980. In 1991 she was appointed as Vice Principal and then assumed the position of Principal in 1995, until her retirement.
The Heart for Service Scholarship was established by Corinne (Seibel) Vogel (HS'60 U'61) for a graduating student with a desire for a career in which he/she will serve others. Receiving a similar scholarship provided Corinne with the life-changing ability to pursue her career as a Lutheran deaconess and foster parent.
The Dr. Richard Hordern & Nancy Talsness Hordern Scholarship is awarded to a graduating Grade 12 student who is attending Luther College at the University of Regina who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and made strong contributions to the life of the College through co-curricular and other community activities. The award was established in recognition of the eleven years of service that Pastor and Mrs. Hordern committed to the College during his presidency.
The Gladys Hubick Memorial Scholarship has been established by Janice & Peter Stratychuk, Evan & Pat Hubick, and Cona Hubick in memory of their mother who served during her teaching career in Regina and other parts of Saskatchewan. She was deeply interested and dedicated to the field of education.
The International Baccalaureate Award was established by the International Baccalaureate teachers in 1988.
The Mark Leupold Memorial History Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 10 student who shows a keen interest in studying history and has enrolled in IB History 20. The scholarship was established in 2019 by family, friends and former students to honour Mr. Leupold who taught at Luther College High School for over 30 years.
The Liefeld Scholarship in Music is awarded for proficiency in music to a Grade 12 student. The award was donated by the children of Dr. Paul Liefeld who taught at Luther College High School from 1930 to 1972.
The Liefeld Scholarship in Science is awarded to a Grade 12 student proficient in science. This award was donated by the children of Dr. Paul Liefeld who taught at Luther College High School from 1930 to 1972.
The Lawrence and Mildred Mang German Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student intending to pursue Germanic studies at either the University of Regina or the University of Saskatchewan. Professor Lawrie Mang taught at Luther College High School for over 30 years, from 1946 to 1978.
The Chief Justice Martin Scholarship is given to the student with the highest standing in Latin.
The McIlwrick Family Recognition of Resilience & Personal Achievement is given to two students who persevere and successfully adapt to adversity. The award is a celebration of determination and strength of character, and was established in 2003 by Dr. Joann McIlwrick (HS'90, U'94) to thank her parents, who fostered the dreams and goals of their daughters through support, encouragement and sacrifice.
The McIlwrick Family Service to Society Award is awarded to a student who is actively engaged in a volunteer capacity that provides him / her the opportunity to assist others. The award is meant to recognize students who are making a difference in our society through their activities. It was established in 2004 by Dr. Joann McIlwrick (HS'90, U'94), a graduate of Luther College High School (1990) and Luther College at the University of Regina (1994). Dr. McIlwrick named the award in honour of her family, who taught her the importance of helping others in need. This scholarship requires an application form.
The Mende History Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 10 or 11 student who recognizes history’s joy and demonstrates insight. The scholarship is provided by Gunther Mende (HS’59).
The Darla (Miller) Walters Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 9, 10 or 11 student who is hard-working with a positive attitude towards academics and who deomonstrates genuine interest in his/her fellow students. The scholarship was established in 2020 by Darla's family and friends to honour her memory. Darla graduated from Luther College High School in 1993 and is remembered as a lively and hardworking student who understood the value of learning and getting a good education.
The Mende-Mills Music Scholarship is awarded to a new or returning student who displays outstanding choral music leadership and financial need. The scholarship is provided by Gunter Mende (HS’59) in honour of Elizabeth and Harlow Mills, former music teachers in Pasadena, California.
The Jim Morton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a male and female graduating resident student who displays the qualities of leadership by example, concern for fair play, consideration for others, generosity and loyalty. The scholarship was established in 1982 by Jim’s family to honour his memory. Jim attended Luther College High School form 1979 to 1981.
The Jeremy Nelson Memorial Continuing Scholarship is awarded to a deserving continuing student who demonstrates leadership, embraces differences in opinion and participates in extra-curricular activities of Luther College.
The Jeremy Nelson Memorial Graduate Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who is entering a post-secondary institution and has demonstrated academic achievement. The award was established in 2007 to celebrate and honour Jeremy’s life. The award is open to all graduating students; however, preference is given to students who are planning to pursue a degree in history or political science. A Grade 10 student at Luther College High School, Jeremy had a passion for learning and knowledge and a commitment to the open and free exchange of ideas that are essential components of Luther College’s educational philosophy.
This scholarship is awarded to a gifted art student in any grade who demonstrates unique talent, temperament, ability and perseverance in the making of art. The scholarship was established by Richard and Ann Nostbakken and their children Jonathon, Kristine & Soren in 2002 as a way of recognizing the importance of Luther College in their lives. The award was renamed the Richard Nostbakken Memorial Art Scholarship following Richard’s passing in May 2014. Richard was a gifted artist, writer, musician and philosopher with a unique sense of humour and perspective who taught at Luther College for over 40 years.
The Henrik Opheim Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a student whose character, academic record, and musical ability have enriched the musical life of Luther College High School.
The Noreen Peacock in Remembrance Scholarship in Athletics is awarded annually to one outstanding male athlete and one outstanding female athlete who is completing Grade 10 or 11. The athletes may be either within Luther’s own athletics programs or within the local, national or international community. The award was established in Noreen’s memory in 2006 and 2007 by her husband, Keith Peacock (HS’39).
The Noreen Peacock in Remembrance Scholarship in Athletics in Grade 12 is awarded annually to an outstanding male or female athlete who is in academic good standing and is completing Grade 12. The athletes may be either within Luther’s own athletics programs or within the local, national or international community. The award was established in Noreen’s memory in 2008 by her husband, Keith Peacock (HS’39).
The Bruce Perlson Junior Math and Science Scholarships were established by Bruce Perlson and friends of the College in 2010 to recognize academic excellence in science and mathematics. Dr. Perlson is an alumus of Luther College High School ('62), and was the President of the College from 2005-2010. He studied science during his undergraduate and graduate university training, traces his interest in science to the teaching staff of Luther College's high school campus, and encourages students to consider pursuing training and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Established in 2008 by 1978 graduate, Greg Posehn, the Posehn Choral Leadership Scholarship recognizes a returning student who has the potential for a rewarding career as a choir performer or director or whose work as a section leader or accompanist has enriched the music programme. Greg and his father Walter Posehn (HS'51) were both enriched by their experiences as choir members while studying at Luther College, and offer this award to help others more fully develop the talents initially nurtured here.
The Tim Powell Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 9, 10, or 11 student who shows courage, quiet perseverance, commitment to the Christian faith, and a strong involvement in co-curricular programs. The bursary is donated by the family and friends of Tim Powell, whose children attended Luther College High School.
The Edith Raths Choral Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a returning Grade 11 or 12 student who displays outstanding leadership and who shows potential as a future choral director. The award was established to honour Mrs. Raths and recognize her role as an outstanding choral director. Edith enriched the lives of thousands of singers and worshippers. She directed Lutheran choirs in Winnipeg for over fifty years. Edith’s husband, Rev. Wilfred Raths (HS'35), and her grandson,Kristjan (HS'99), are graduates of Luther College High School.
The Herman Sattler Memorial Scholarship has been established by the memorial contributions of family and friends whose desire it is to honor the memory of Herman Andrew Sattler (HS'89) who was a graduate of Luther College High School and to further the activities he enjoyed.
The Dorothea Sauer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a female student for proficiency in English and fine arts. The award was established by Dorothea’s mother and brother. Dorothea attended Luther College HIgh School from 1938 to 1942. Dorothea had a successful career in the theatre in Toronto before her untimely death at age twenty-six.
The Michael & Christine Schemmer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a resident student who has participated in the choral program.
The Dr. Rex & Elsa Schneider Scholarship is awarded to the student who has received the highest average in the school. The scholarship was established in 1986 in memory of Dr. Rex H. Schneider who served as the school’s Principal from 1926 until 1964. His wife, Mrs. Elsa (Mees) Schneider, was also an integral part of the school community.
The Ben Schoots Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a grade 10 male student who demonstrates strong athletic and academic ability. The award was established by Ben’s parents in memory of Ben (HS'82), who graduated from Luther College High School in 1982.
The Dr. Franklin E. Scribner and Margaret H. Scribner Memorial Scholarship is awarded to either a Grade 11 student showing a high degree of proficiency in English or a Grade 12 student showing a high degree of proficiency in Biology. The recipient of the scholarship should also be in overall academic good standing.
The Dr. Eugene W. Seitz Scholarship in Science is awarded annually to a returning Grade 11 or 12 student who excels in science. The award was established in 2018 with a gift from Dr. Eugene W. Seitz who graduated from Luther College High School in 1953 and went on to obtain a Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Food Science biotechnology. He worked for over forty-five years as an individual scientist, with a strong focus on Flavor Science and Technology, and discovered/devised, developed & established numerous factory processes which manufactured flavor ingredients (flavorants) or which modified dairy and other foods into flavor building blocks.
The Freitag Family Scholarship for Resilience is awarded to a returning Grade 9, 10 or 11 student who has demonstrated resilience, courage and character in overcoming personal adversity. The scholarship was established in 2020 by Ben and Darlene Freitag and family.
The Gertrude Sherriff Scholarships are awarded to students who have completed Grade 11 and are proceeding into Grade 12. There are four separate scholarships which are awarded on the basis of proficiency in film studies, mathematics and science. The scholarships were established with a bequest from Mrs. Sherriff’s will in 2003. Gertrude graduated from Luther College in 1935 and lived a productive, full and happy life. In addition to being a partner in a manufacturing business, she was also the director of medical records at the Grey Nuns Hospital in charge of training personnel for health records administration.
The Cecile & Robert Stark Scholarship was established in 1991 by Luther College faculty member Dick Stark, along with his brothers Rodney Stark and Robert Stark. The scholarship is in honor of the sacrifices of their parents so that their children had the opportunity for a good education, and to recognize their support of activities outside of the classroom.
The Cornelia Taschow-Graupe Scholarships in German are awarded annually to students who are completing Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively, who have shown the greatest promise in German, and continue the study of the language. The recipients will also be in general academic good standing.
The Cornelia Taschow-Graupe Scholarships in Music are awarded annually to students who are completing Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively who have shown leadership in the music program at Luther College High School and are in general academic good standing. The awards were established by Cornelia Taschow-Graupe, language teacher at Luther and enthusiastic supporter of the College’s mission, in 2009/10. The scholarships are awarded annually to students who are completing Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively who have shown leadership in the music program at Luther College High School and are in general academic good standing. Preference is given to those not receiving another scholarship or award in music.
The Reverend Arnold Tiefenbach Scholarship in Christian Ethics is awarded to a grade 11 Saskatchewan student with the highest overall average in Christian Ethics 9, 10 and 20. The scholarship was established by alum Merlis Belsher (HS’53) to recognize Rev. Tiefenbach’s long and faithful service to Luther College. Rev. Tiefenbach served the College from 1949-1969 as Dean of Men and teacher of Religious Education and Science.
The Timnick Music Award is awarded for musical excellence. Henry attended Luther College High School from 1947 to 1949 and established this award in honor of his incredible and influential mother who believed that music enriches the soul and brings deeper joy in life.
The Winnifred & Donald Voigts Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who has made a positive Christian contribution to the life of the college. Reverend Voigts was the Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Regina (1947-1956) and served as Chaplain at Luther College High School with the active participation and support of his wife, Winnifred.
The Fred Wagner Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student with preference given to one who is proficient in English and has a special interest in drama. Mr. Wagner taught at Luther College High School from 1933 to 1965. This scholarship is donated by the Wagner family, friends and alumni.
The Irma Wagner Academic Improvement Scholarship is awarded to a student entering Grade 10, 11, or 12 who has made the greatest adjustment in his/her attitude towards his/her studies to the best of his/her ability.
The Ellis-Weston Scholarship is given by the Rev. Dr. Walter Ellis in honour of his parents, Warren James Ellis and Lesley Mary Ellis (nee Weston). It is awarded to a graduating student of Luther College High School who has demonstrated excellence in the disciplines of history and social studies.
The Anne W. Whitmore Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who displays an interest and ability in English literature, is an active participant in the school’s theatrical or literary activities and exhibits genuine concern and care for other students. The scholarship was established by the family of Anne Whitmore, who was a student of Luther College High School from 1991 to 1994.