Bursaries & Financial Aid
Bursaries & Financial Aid
Saskatchewan students may be eligible for financial aid and bursaries to cover a portion or the full amount of your tuition.
Luther College High School is committed to offering financial aid and bursaries to ensure that all students have access to a Luther education regardless of financial circumstances. We do our best to ensure that no one is excluded from attending due to financial reasons. This is made possible through the school’s operating budget as well as through generous donations from the Luther community. Our financial aid and bursary program represents a key resource to ensuring a diverse student population. In 2019-20, we granted over $850,000 in financial aid and bursaries a to approximately 20% of our students.
Bursaries are awarded to Saskatchewan students with demonstrated financial need who exhibit academic potential and have shown a great interest in Luther College High School, and any other criteria as outlined in the terms of the bursary. Financial aid is separate from bursaries.
Saskatchewan students who are applying for a bursary must also complete the financial aid application from Apple Financial Solutions. While all families can apply for financial aid, it is a requirement for those applying for a bursary.
PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline for bursaries is now closed for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Applicants wishing to be considered for financial aid only may still apply although funds are limited.
Luther College High School requires families to complete an application through an independent third party, Apple Financial Solutions, to determine financial assistance. This organization provides a confidential analysis of a family’s financial ability to contribute toward the school’s tuition fees. All information is held in strict confidence. Financial aid is limited and assessments are considered on a case-by-case basis. Students and families interested in applying for financial aid will be required to provide details of their family income, living expenses, assets and debts.
A new financial aid application must be submitted each year and reflect any changes in financial circumstances. All awards are given on an annual basis and are not automatically renewed. The level of financial support may be adjusted if there is a change in the parents' financial status.
Financial assistance decisions are separate from admission decisions. No request for financial assistance will be considered until an admission application is initiated and the financial information is submitted to Apple Financial Services. All financial aid and bursary requests are considered together in the early spring and no financial aid is awarded in advance of this time.
Each bursary offered at Luther College High School is described here:
The Central Evangelical Lutheran Church of Regina Student Bursary is awarded to students of academic promise who, due to financial constraints, would not otherwise be able to afford to attend Luther College High School. The bursary was established by the Central Evangelical Lutheran Church of Regina in 2019. It is awarded once every four years.
The Dilawri Award for Students of Promise was 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 bursary covers annual tuition fees, dorm fees and may provide for other additional costs provided the student maintains good academic standing.
The Joan Sexton-Kusisto First Nations & Metis Bursary was established in 2006 by Joan's family to honour her memory. Joan graduated from Luther College High School 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 bursary covers annual tuition fees, dorm fees and may provide for other additional costs provided the student maintains good academic standing. It is awarded to First Nations and/or Metis students who demonstrate academic achievement, a keen interest in learning and financial need. Preference is given to students from core Regina schools, including Albert and Kitchener.
The Kramer Family Bursary was established by the Kramer family for Aboriginal students who show academic promise but due to financial constraints and socio-economic factors would not otherwise attend Luther College High School. This bursary covers annual tuition fees, dorm fees and may provide for other additional costs provided the student maintains good academic standing. It is awarded to Aboriginal students who demonstrate academic promise, a positive attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a student desire to succeed as well as financial need.
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.
The Nelson Family Bursary is awarded to an academically-minded and well-rounded student who has demonstrated financial need. The bursary was established by Dwight and Christine Nelson in 2021. Their sons, Jeremy and Adam, both attended the high school. Dwight also served on Luther’s Board of Regents.
The Ritenburg Family Bursary is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need and show a particular interest in the performing arts (music, dance or drama). It is a renewable bursary of $1,000 per year for up to four years (Grades 9 to 12). This bursary was established by Jim and Jacquie Ritenburg to recognize the positive influence the school had on their family. Jim graduated from Luther in 1977, and daughter Laura graduated in 2004.
The Single Parent Tuition Bursary is awarded to a student from a single-parent family who has demonstrated financial need and who otherwise could not afford to attend Luther College High School. It is a renewable bursary of $3,000 per year for up to four years (Grade 9 to 12). The bursary has been made available through a generous donation from an anonymous donor.
The Vanderhooft Family Bursary is intended for students who otherwise could not afford to attend Luther College High School. The bursary is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need and who have academic potential and strong athletic abilities, particularly in basketball or girls' volleyball. It is a renewable bursary, up to four years (Grades 9 to 12), that provides up to full tuition funding. This bursary was established by Rob and Lois Vanderhooft whose children attended Luther College High School and participated in the school's athletic programs.
The Vic & Candice Husak-Grotsky Family Tuition Bursary was established by Luther alum Candice, nee Husak (Class of 1988) and her husband Craig Grotsky in honour of all alumni, teachers, parents and spouses who passed through the halls of Luther College but especially to honour Candice's father Vic Husak and Candice's mother Raylene who believed in the importance of education. This bursary provides financial assistance to a local day student who demonstrates academic achievement or promise and community service with a keen interest in literature and learning who, due to financial constraints, would not otherwise be able to attend Luther College High School. It is awarded once every four years.