seminary support funds
The Alaska Synod offers two funds to support seminary students and pastors. Please consider a one-time or recurring gift to one or both of these funds. Your gift makes a difference in preparing leaders for the whole church and those who serve here in Alaska.
Seminary Scholarship Fund - Investing in leaders, securing the future
Alaskans who belong to one of our synod congregations or mission developments who have received a positive entrance decision to ELCA Candidacy may receive financial support for their preparation for rostered ministry in the ELCA as either a pastor or a deacon. Contributions can be made through the synod office or the Region 1 Financial Services Office. The fund was established in 2016.
Seminary Tuition Reimbursement Fund - Supporting Christ’s servants, securing the future
Synods who recognize and address the burden of seminary debt payment for first-call pastors attract more interest from seminary seniors. This fund assists first-call pastors in tuition reimbursement by paying seminary debt. Priority will be given to those earning less than full-time compensation and/or below synod guidelines. Contributions can be made through the synod office or the Region 1 Financial Services Office. This fund was established in 2016. To date, more than $3500 has been dispersed.