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First Time Freshman Scholarships

2023-2024 First Time Freshman Scholarships 

First Time Freshman

Based on highest high school academic achievement, with or without test scores.  Communicated at the point of admission

  • President’s Scholarship:  $20,500
    • HS GPA: ≥3.8
  • Luther Scholarship:  $18,500
    • HS GPA: 3.25-3.79
  • Walther Scholarship: $16,500
    • HS GPA: 2.75-3.24
  • Kilian Award:   $12,500
    • HS GPA:  ≤2.74
Additional Scholarships/Awards Available Prior to Enrollment:

Other scholarships that may be applicable to students and that will be offered via the financial aid package based on the designation from the admissions evaluation form:

Church Work Grant– $2,500/year for 4 years– Given to students with a major/minor/concentration in a church work program. This award is stackable.

  • This is mutually exclusive of the LCMS Award and Partners in Christian Education Award.
  • Declaration of Intent form is required.
  • No TEG

Community Scholarship– $2,000/year for 4 years – For freshman who are selected by CTX from participating ISDs. 

  • This award is stackable.

Esports Scholarship – $2,000/year for students recruited as Esports athletes.

  • This award is stackable.

Honors Award – $2,000/year for 2 years for students accepted into the Honors Program.

  • This award is stackable.

Partners in Christian Education Award - $2,000/year for 4 years –Given to any HS Graduate of a Christian School or Child of a Full-Time Ministry Employee. (Proof of employment is required)

  • This is mutually exclusive of the LCMS Award.
  • This award is stackable.
  • Cannot be combined with Church Work Grant

LCMS Award– $2,000/year for 4 years – Given to all students who attend an LCMS event, come from an LCMS source, and/or are from an LCMS congregation. 

  • This award is stackable.
  • Mutually exclusive of Church Work Grant.
  • Cannot be combined with Partners in Christian Education Award

Renewable Deposit Discount - $1,000/year for 4 years ($500 every semester they are enrolled full time) for Students starting FALL 2023 who deposit by February 15, 2023.

  • This award is stackable

Loyalty Award$1,000/year for a maximum of 4 years – Given to each traditional student if there are multiple family members currently attending CTX (all programs) or if they have an immediate family member (i.e. parent, child, sibling, and/or spouse) who is a CTX alum.

  • This award is stackable.
  • Must maintain SAP to renew.
  • Family member enrollment reviewed each semester

Scholarships Available Post-Enrollment

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Dean's Scholarship

$1,000/year for every year they receive the Dean’s Scholarship for which the student must have 2 consecutive semesters of the same aid year (Fall & Spring) of a 3.5 CTX GPA.

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Tornado Trailblazers Scholarship

$2,000 scholarship awarded to freshmen students who successfully complete the program.  Distributed as $1,000 in their first spring term, and the second $1,000 in their second fall term. This award is stackable.

*Notes: Students must maintain full-time enrollment and the specified academic requirements for each scholarship above in order to renew.