Did You Know?
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.
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.
In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
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.
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
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 gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
Entrance Awards are grouped into two distinct categories of Scholarships and Bursaries.
Entrance scholarships are competitive and are awarded to students who exhibit sound academic achievement, community involvement, good character and who otherwise meet the criteria and terms of the scholarship. Recipients are chosen based on the scholarship criteria and independently of financial need.
Entrance bursaries are needs-based and are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who exhibit sound scholastic achievement, good character, who have shown a great interest in participating in the Luther College High School community and who otherwise meet the criteria and terms of the bursary.
Financial Assistance is separate from our Entrance Awards. However, families who are applying for an entrance bursary must also complete the Financial Assistance application. Please note that all financial and application information is kept strictly confidential. The Financial Assessment Application fee is $50. While all families can apply for Financial Assistance, it is a requirement for those applying for an entrance bursary.
Entrance Award Application Requirements:
- The application deadline for both the Entrance Awards application and the Financial Assistance application is March 1, 2019.
- Entrance Awards are for new students applying to Luther College High School.
- To be eligible for an Entrance Award, students must be permanent Saskatchewan residents.
- Successful applicants will be notified in May of each year.
- Please note that an application is not considered complete until we receive all requested documents.
- We encourage all families who are applying for Entrance Awards to consider volunteering at Luther College as a way of giving back to the community. Please consider filling out our Parent Volunteer Form.
Each scholarship and bursary offered at Luther College High School is described in the table below.
The Allan Christiansen Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a new Grade 9 student who has a keen interest in learning and shows a caring attitude towards others and has above average scholastic achievement. The scholarship was 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. To be considered for this scholarship, students must submit a copy of their most recent report card.
The Denise (Stratychuk) Mearns & Jim Mearns Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to a deserving new student with financial need attending Luther College. Denise graduated from Luther in 1982.
The Dr. Leonard O. Bradley Scholarship is awarded to a deserving new student from rural Saskatchewan with financial need. The scholarship is provided by Dr. Bradley (HS'31), who graduated from Luther in 1931. Dr. Bradley was born and raised in Neudorf, Saskatchewan by parents who valued education and worked hard to put their children through school. To be considered eligible for this scholarship, students must submit proof of their rural address.
The Dusterbeck Entrance Scholarship is awarded to a deserving new student with financial need. Latham Dusterbeck (HS'40) graduated from Luther in 1940. His sister, Germaine (HS'43), graduated from Luther in 1943.
The Erna Huget Memorial Scholarship is awarded to assist entering students, with preference given to students with abilities in music. The scholarship was established by Miss Huget, who joined Luther’s staff as secretary in 1943 and served in that role for the next forty years. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must submit proof of the musical ability; a reference letter from a music teacher or other documentation that demonstrates musical ability.
The Fredrick & Magdalena Krell Scholarship is awarded to an entering student who demonstrates qualities of compassion, sensitivity, desire for learning, reverence for life, and faith in God. This scholarship was created by the children of Fredrick and Magdalena in tribute to their parents’ contribution to education. All six of the Krell children attended Luther College High School and lived in the dormitory. In 1950-51, there were five siblings in the dorm at one time. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must submit a reference letter from their pastor.
The Harold & Joyce Dietrich Entrance Scholarship is awarded to a deserving new student. Dr. Dietrich (HS'48, HSU'49) was a graduate of Luther College High School who served as Chair of the Board of Regents from 1958 - 1984.
The J. Clifford MacKinnon Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a deserving new student entering Luther College.
The Luther College Saskatchewan Dorm Student Scholarship is awarded to two new Grade 10 students from rural Saskatchewan who have a minimum average of 80% and are active in their school, community and church. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipients maintain specified standards. To be considered eligible for this scholarship, students must upload a reference letter from their pastor or volunteer organization and a copy of their most recent report card and proof of rural address.
The William Frederick Krell Scholarship was established by Luther College High School alumnus William (Bill) Krell (HS’51) as an act of gratefulness to God for the health and abilities (financial, physical, mental, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual) with which he and his five sisters were gifted. This award also honours his parents, Frederick and Magdalena Krell, for their faith, encouragement, and love.
The recipient should have a keen sense of academic pursuit, demonstrate a need or hardship, financially or otherwise, such as physically, mentally, emotionally, cognitively or spiritually. Preference will be given to a student who exemplifies the characteristics of integrity, justice, humor, kindness and compassion.
The Dilawri Award for Students of Promise is established by the Dilawri family and Luther alumnus Ajay Dilawri (HS’86) for students of academic promise who, due to financial constraints, would not otherwise be able to afford to attend Luther College High School. This award is continuing through Grade 12 provided the student maintains good academic standing, and continues to meet eligibility requirements.
The Joan Sexton-Kusisto First Nations & Metis Bursary was established in 2006 by Joan's family to honor her memory. Joan graduated from Luther College in 1977. She was a caring, compassionate person who, as a teacher, wanted to make a difference in the lives of the First Nations students she taught. This scholarship is offered to a First Nations and/or Metis student entering Grade 9 through to graduation.
The Kramer Family Bursary (established by alumni David Kramer HS’01, James Kramer HS’05 and their father Tim Kramer) is for Indigenous students who show academic promise but due to financial constraints and other socio-economic factors would not otherwise attend Luther College High School. This award is continuing through Grade 12 provided the student maintains good academic standing, and continues to meet eligibility requirements.
The Luther College Community Bursary is awarded to deserving students with financial need who demonstrate academic achievement and a keen interest in learning, a positive attitude, proven leadership abilities and a strong desire to succeed. This scholarship will cover the cost of full tuition to Luther College High School and is continuing through Grade 12 providing they maintain good academic standing, and continue to meet eligibility requirements.