Returning & Graduating Awards
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The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.
Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.
Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.
The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium - the largest high school gym in Regina.
Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
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 Awards Committee according to the criteria for each scholarship or bursary.
Applications are now available 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 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 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.
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 Ben Schoots Memorial Award 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 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 Blake Carson Award 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 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.
The Cathy Felstrom Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 12 student enrolling at Luther College at the University of Regina or another university, preferably Lutheran, who demonstrates academic achievement and exemplary character. It is donated by the Felstrom family in honour of Cathy (HS'78), who graduated from Luther in 1978.
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 Chief Justice Martin Award is given to the student with the highest standing in Latin.
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 Donald Hagan Memorial Award is awarded to a male student who excels in English and creative expression. Donald’s mother, Ellen (HS’49), established the award. Donald attended Luther College HIgh School from 1969 to 1974.
The Dorothea Sauer Memorial Award 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 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 Dr. Franklin E. Scribner and Margaret H. Scribner Memorial Prize 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 prize should also be in overall academic good standing.
The Dr. Rex & Elsa Schneider Scholarship & Gold Medal is awarded to the student who has achieved the highest average in the school.
The Dr. Richard Hordern & Nancy Talsness Hordern Award 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 Dusterbeck Memorial Millennium Scholarship is awarded to students in Grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 with above-average scholastic standing who demonstrate kindness and consideration for others. The scholarships are donated by the descendants of Esther Henriette (Maneck) Dusterbeck.
The Edith Raths Choral Leadership Award 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. The 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 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 Ella Fricke Memorial Award 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 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 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 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 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.
The Fred Wagner 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 Freitag Family Scholarship for History was established by Ben Freitag (U'73) and his family in 2016. Mr. Freitag dedicated more than 35 years of service to Luther College High School as Dean of Men and Social Studies/Historyteacher, until he retired in 2010.
The Gertrude Sherriff Memorial Award is given to support a deserving returning student. The Gertrude Sherriff Scholarship and Award Fund was established in 2005 with a bequest from Mrs. Sherriff’s will.
The Gertrude Sherriff Scholarship in Chemistry is awarded to a graduating student entering a post-secondary institution and who have shown proficiency in the subject. The award was established in 2005 with a bequest from Mrs. Sherriff's will.
The Gertrude Sherriff Scholarship in Film & Video is awarded to a graduating student entering a post-secondary institution and who have shown proficiency in the subject. The award was established in 2005 with a bequest from Mrs. Sherriff's will.
The Gertrude Sherriff Scholarship in Math is awarded to a graduating student entering a post-secondary institution and who have shown proficiency in the subject. The award was established in 2005 with a bequest from Mrs. Sherriff's will.
The Gertrude Sherriff Scholarship in Performing Arts is awarded to a student who makes a significant contribution to the Luther's music and drama productions and who maintains an excellent academic record. The award was established in 2008 through the Gertrude Sherriff endowment fund.
The Gertrude Sherriff Scholarship in Physics is awarded to a graduating student entering a post-secondary institution and who have shown proficiency in the subject. The award was established in 2005 with a bequest from Mrs. Sherriff's will.
Gladys Christie came to Luther College in 1941 to teach French, and except for a two year hiatus in 1943-45, remained with Luther until her untilmely death in 1974. She is remembered as an intelligent, caring person who was truly devoted to her students. To honour her memory, the Zonta Club of Regina, of which Miss Christie was a member, established the Gladys Christie Memorial Scholarship and supported it until 1987. In 1988, alumna Hertha Pfeifer, who was also a member of the club became the sponsor of the award. Miss Christie was Hertha's teacher, and later in life became her good friend.
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 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 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 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 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 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 International Baccalaureate Award was established by the International Baccalaureate teachers in 1988.
The Irma Wagner Academic Improvement Award 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 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 Jeremy Nelson Memorial Bursary 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.
The Jim Morton Memorial Scholarship is awarded to resident students who demonstrate academic achievement and exemplary character. One scholarship is made to a male and one to a female. Jim Morton attended Luther College High School from 1979 to 1981. This scholarship is donated by his parents.
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 John Chomay Scholarship is awarded to one female student and one male student who exemplify courage, tenacity, perseverance, teamwork and leadership in athletic endeavours, and demonstrate a positive attitude toward academic performance. John Chomay, founder of LIT, taught at Luther College High School from 1951 to 1957.
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 Lawrence H. Mang German Scholarship is awarded to a Grade 12 student intending to pursue Germanic studies at either the University of Regina or the University of Saskatchewan. Professor Mang taught at Luther College HIgh School from 1946 to 1978.
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 Lloyd Barber Family Scholar-Athlete Award 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.
These awards are given to students registered at Luther College at the University of Regina in Arts, Fine Arts, Science degrees or pre-professional studies.
The Luther College Board of Regents Scholarship is awarded to deserving Grade 12 students who plans to attend Luther College at the University of Regina.
The Luther College Faculty Award is given to students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 demonstrating a high degree of academic improvement. Funding is from annual donations made by alumni and other friends of the College.
The Luther College Scholarship is awarded to outstanding scholars in Grades 9 to 12. The scholarship is tenable at both Luther College campuses. Funding is from annual donations made by alumni and other friends of the College.
The Lydia & Otto Fuhrmann Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student with proven leadership ability. Mr Fuhrmann served on the Board of Regents from 1931 to 1953, serving many years as Chair, and supervised the building of the gymnasium. The Fuhrmanns’ daughter, Gertrude Sherriff (HS'35), a graduate of Luther, established this award.
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 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 Michael & Christine Schemmer Memorial Bursary is awarded to a resident student who has participated in the choral program.
The Noreen Peacock in Remembrance Award 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 Award 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 Philip Assman Memorial Award 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.
Established in 2008 by 1978 graduate, Greg Posehn, the Posehn Choral Leadership Award 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 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 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 Reverend Arnold Tiefenbach Scholarship in Christian Ethics was established in 2006 with a gift from a 1953 Luther College alumnus, Merlis M.R. Belsher to recognize Rev. Tiefenbach's long and faithful service to Luther College. Rev. Tiefenbach who was 92 when the award was established, graduated from Luther College in 1931. He began his career at Luther in 1949 as Dean of Men, as well as a teacher of both Religious Education and Science. He retired in 1969.
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 Award to support a scholarship in the social sciences and liberal arts and program development in drama, debate, and oratory.
The Richard Nostbakken Visual Arts Award was established by Richard and Ann Nostbakken and their children Jonathon, Kristine and Soren as a way of recognizing the importance of Luther College in their lives. The award was renamed the Richard Nostbakken Memorial Art Award, 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 Tim Powell Memorial Bursary 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 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 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 Winifred & Leonard Blakely Memorial Award 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 Winnifred and Donald Voigts Memorial Bursary 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 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.