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We Just Upped Our Merit Awards! Every year, dozens of students win MLC scholarships based on their grades and/or ACT scores. That’s old news. Here’s what’s new: These scholarships just got bigger! MLC is now giving away $200,000 more dollars every year in merit awards. Remember, “merit award” means an award you earn. It’s not based on needs; it’s based on deeds—specifically, how well you do in the classroom. National Merit Finalist Scholarship: $3000 $4000 awarded to each National Merit Finalist; renewable based on maintenance of a GPA of 3.75. Presidential Scholarship: $2500 $3000 awarded to each high school valedictorian; renewable based on maintenance of a GPA of 3.50.

Y o u r Q ue s t i o n Why isn’t MLC ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges? Good question! US News & World Report doesn’t rank “special focus institutions” like MLC—or the seminary, for that matter. You’ll find liberal arts colleges there (like WLC and BLC), but you won’t find schools that limit their focus to one area of study such as art and design, business, engineering, or theology.

Messenger Scholarship: $1500 $2000 awarded to each first-year student with a high school GPA of 3.75-4.00 or an ACT score of 30 or above; renewable based on maintenance of a GPA of 3.50. Witness Scholarship: $1000 $1500 awarded to each first-year student with a high school GPA of 3.50-3.74 or an ACT score of 27 or above; renewable based on maintenance of a GPA of 3.25-3.49.

How Does MLC compare? 2010-11 Cost Comparison

UW-Eau Claire MSU-Mankato Martin Luther College Wisconsin (Madison) Minnesota (Twin Cities) Michigan State Michigan Bethany WLC Concordia-St. Paul Valparaiso These high school valedictorians won the Presidential Scholarship this year. If they keep their grades up, they’ll receive that award every year they’re here at MLC: Sarah Sherod (California LHS), Kimberly Schmill and Emily Eckley (Manitowoc LHS), Ryan Klatt (West LHS), Megan Wohlrabe (Peyton HS-Colorado Springs), and Nathaniel Solofra (Northland LHS).


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Tuition Room & Fees & Board Total $7364 $5770 $13,134 $6724 $6730 $13,454 $10,990 $4260 $15,250 $9050 $8490 $17,540 $11,800 $7576 $19,376 $11,948 $8420 $20,368 $11,840 $9192 $21,032 $21,080 $6500 $27,580 $21,960 $7880 $29,840 $27,400 $7500 $34,900 $29,582 $8330 $37,912

*All numbers are based on in-state tuition for incoming freshmen. Students’ final costs will vary, depending on the financial aid packages they receive.

No way! Honestly, in high school people would tell me I’d make a great teacher, but I was always like, “No way. That is definitely not for me.” But I ended up visiting campus and shadowing some friends, and something about it just seemed right. Still not sure: I still don’t know if I want to be a teacher, but I figured I’d never know unless I tried it out, and so far it has been a wonderful decision! It’s about growing: I definitely feel like my faith is so much stronger. It’s really cool to be surrounded by people who all have the same faith and are all working toward the same goal. It’s nice to hear the profs speak their faith too. Every class has God’s Word applied in some way, and I think it’s really cool.

First-Year, Elementary Ed / Secondary Phy Ed Soccer, Women’s Choir, Track

KnightWatch January 2011  
KnightWatch January 2011  

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