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A Cal Lutheran education changes lives. it sparks ambitions and guides students to discover and live their purpose, empowering them to transform the world.

And it happens because of you.

Donating in support of a scholarship is a powerful contribution to the future of Cal Lutheran students. Your gift, no matter the amount, goes directly toward ensuring dedicated students have access to the quality education that will serve as the foundation for the rest of their lives.

Donations to the scholarships marked in purple will directly impact the University's 2012-2017 Strategic Plan Objective.

Academic Merit & Leadership

These scholarships reward students for their previous hard work and provide incentive for continuing on the path of success.

  • Presidential Scholarship

    Recognizes freshmen with outstanding academic achievements who embody the University's mission. Recipients receive scholarships ranging up to full tuition for four years. Students are required to attend Cal Lutheran's Honors Visit Day, at which time a selection committee comprising administrators and faculty carefully interview applicants to determine the scholarship recipients and award amounts.

  • Study Abroad Endowment

    Created by the Cal Lutheran Alumni Association to educate leaders for a global society by providing scholarships for students to participate in a year, semester, or summer study abroad program. To be eligible, students must attend a Cal Lutheran Study Abroad Program or Partner-Affiliate Program.

  • Alumni Scholarship

    Recognizes students who are the children or grandchildren of a Cal Lutheran graduate. Students receive $1,000 for their first year of enrollment at Cal Lutheran, as long as the student is enrolled full-time.

Diversity & Faith

These scholarships support students who promote diversity or demonstrate faith leadership.

  • InCLUsive Scholarship

    This scholarship will be awarded to students who contribute to increasing diversity within the campus community and to foster a campus climate that encourages inclusivity, cross-cultural interaction, respect for and appreciation of diversity and global awareness. As part of the scholarship process, students submit essays on a topic related to diversity, which are reviewed and scored by a committee to determine the scholarship recipients.

  • Faith Leadership Scholarship

    Recognizes students who demonstrate leadership in their faith communities. These students might be involved in one of Cal Lutheran's Religious Clubs or Organizations (i.e. Lord of Life Student Congregation, Hillel, Interfaith Youth Core, etc.), serve as a Camp Counselor over the summer at a religious camp, participate in service or missionary trips, or demonstrate spiritual leadership in other ways.

  • Religion and Vocational Life Scholarship

    Provides financial assistance to students majoring in one of the Religion majors. Also provides support to students who are Pre-Seminary or vocationally headed toward Youth and Family Ministry.

    Eligible Majors: Religion, Theology & Christian Leadership

Area of Study & Special Interest

These scholarships recognize students in specific fields of study or who need special assistance.

  • Final Stretch Fund

    Provided to students who face unusual financial hardships that may prevent them from graduating from Cal Lutheran. With a focus on students who have less than four semesters to fulfill graduation requirements, this scholarship's goal is to ensure that students remain at Cal Lutheran, graduate, and become future supporters of the next generation of Cal Lutheran students.

  • Business and Management Scholarship

    Provides financial assistance to students majoring in one of the Business majors.

    Eligible Majors: Accounting, Business Administration (including emphasis areas of Finance, Information Technology, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship), and Economics

  • Future Teachers Scholarship

    This scholarship is for students in Cal Lutheran's Teacher Preparation Program (fifth-year Credential). Henry James (Jim) Mahler joined CLC's (Cal Lutheran) Education faculty in 1979 as Associate Professor. He served as chair of the Teacher Preparation Program for 25 years before retiring in 2004. In addition, he was principal and his wife, LaNell, was a teacher at Ascension Lutheran Church's day school. Dr. Mahler was a strong advocate for teacher candidates. Memorial gifts at the time of his death offered the Graduate School of Education an opportunity to realize his vision of helping future teachers.

  • Humanities Scholarship

    Provides financial assistance to students majoring in one of the Humanities majors.

    Eligible Majors: English, French, German, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, and Spanish

  • Science and Technology Scholarship

    Provides financial assistance to students majoring in one of the science and technology majors.

    Eligible Majors: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Exercise Science, Geology, Mathematics, Multimedia, Music Production, and Physics

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences Scholarship

    Provides financial assistance to students majoring in one of the Social and Behavioral Science majors.

    Eligible Majors: Communication, Criminal Justice, Global Studies, Marketing Communication, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts Scholarship

    Recognizes students that demonstrate exceptional talent in the areas of visual arts, theatre arts, or vocal or instrumental music. To qualify for these scholarships, students must complete an audition and maintain required participation criteria to remain eligible for the scholarship while enrolled at Cal Lutheran.

Make your mark by choosing the scholarship that best reflects your values and interests. Your generosity will do more than meet the needs of deserving students – it will inspire them.

Make a Gift  

To make a gift in any amount, please contact University Advancement at (805) 493-3158.

A gift of $2,500 or more for five years establishes a named scholarship. A gift of $50,000 or more endows a scholarship that will support students in perpetuity. Contact University Advancement at (805) 493-3158 for details.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact:

Office of University Advancement
60 W. Olsen Rd. #1600
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Phone: (805) 493-3158
Fax: (805) 493-3831

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