How to apply for scholarships | Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing

How to apply for scholarships

Welcome to the Thrivent Charitable Impact & Investing™ Scholarships page (formerly InFaith Community Foundation). If you have applied for the 2021 scholarship program, have an application in process, or plan to apply for a scholarship award, you are in the correct place. 

 

Thank you for your interest in applying for a scholarship. The application period for the 2021 scholarship program will be March 1 to April 30, 2021. There are two steps to complete your scholarship application:
 

1) Online scholarship application: Students who wish to apply for the scholarship program must complete an online application. You will be asked a series of questions to determine what scholarships you are eligible for. You may qualify for multiple scholarships; please read each one carefully to determine whether or not you are truly eligible. All sections are required and must be completed for the application to be considered. You will not be able to submit your application until all sections of each scholarship application are complete.

2) Required documents: The following documents designated as Mandatory must be uploaded before you may submit your application. 

  • Transcript & community service resume: You will be required to upload a copy of your transcript and community service resume. If you apply for multiple scholarships, please upload a copy of these documents for each application. You will not be able to submit your application until all sections are completed. 
     
  • Recommendation form: Students who wish to apply for the scholarship program must complete an online application and request one recommendation from an individual who identifies as: a member of your education system (administrator, teacher/professor, guidance counselor) or one from your pastor who can speak to your professional experience.

The recommendation can be completed using the online form below. It is the scholarship applicant's responsibility to forward the link to individuals providing recommendations. If you have any questions, please contact scholarships@thrivent.com or call 800-365-4172.

Start an application

Recommendation form    Return to scholarships page

Why have I not received an email to continue my application after successfully submitting the pre-questionnaire form?
Please allow up to 30 minutes for our server to send you an email. If you have not received an email after this time, contact our staff.

How do I submit my application?
After you complete all questions and upload required documents you will see a submit button. You should receive an email from us confirming we’ve received your application.

Can I apply for multiple scholarships?
Yes, if you are eligible. If you are eligible for more than one scholarship, click the boxes on the dashboard you’d like to apply for.  When you are answering questions it will look like you are completing one application, but all of the questions from all the scholarships are embedded into it. You will only need to complete sections 1-4 one time even if you are applying for multiple scholarships.

When will I hear back about the scholarship I am applying for?
We will notify all applicants about scholarship decisions in July 2021.

If I'm an international student, can I still apply?
Yes, if you are attending a U.S. institution. Thrivent's policy is that administered scholarships may only be granted to benefit students attending colleges and universities in the United States that meet IRS regulations, therefore we can only support students attending U.S. institutions.

Does Thrivent still offer the Norman Krueger American Legion Memorial Scholarship?
We were pleased to offer this scholarship from 1998 - 2018. 2018 was the culmination of the twenty-year term of this scholarship that celebrated Mr. Krueger’s legacy. No scholarships through this program will be available in 2021 and beyond.

Does Thrivent still offer Silverdale Lutheran Church Scholarship?
We were pleased to offer this scholarship from 2000 to 2020, which was made possible by the generosity of Merrill and Elizabeth Koster of Silverdale Lutheran Church. No new scholarships through this program will be available in 2021 and beyond. 

Questions?
Please email scholarships@thrivent.com or call 800-365-4172.