Arts in Action Scholarship

The Arts in Action Scholarship Fund was created to support graduating high school seniors with financial resources for their first year of college.  The scholarship of $500.00 is awarded each spring during the Sunday morning worship services.   Even though the program is funded by Arts in Action, it is open to all qualifying high school graduates.  Divinity Lutheran's graduating seniors have first priority followed by Parma Lutheran Church and graduating students from the various area high schools.

The amount we have raised for the fund as well as our current goal can be found on the thermometer at the bottom of the website.


Scholarship Criteria:

  1. As long as the parents are members, the child/student is eligible to apply if they are active or inactive.  This scholarship is for undergraduate students only.
  2. Offer to Divinity first, then our sister church Parma Lutheran.  Last to Parma School District.
  3. Outstanding Student:  Maintain at least 3.0 GPA and based on financial need.
  4. Express an interest in Visual and Performing Arts  (Music, Theatre, Dance)
  5. Display Sincerity, Talent and Good Citizenship.  Active in extra-curricular school activities.
  6. Applies to Divinity and Parma Lutheran:  In senior year put in-service hours at their church (examples:  clean up, ushering, greeting, helping out where needed).  All Divinity students must have filled out a Time and Talent sheet in the various areas of the arts i.e., visual, and/or performing.  Areas include, but are not limited to: Worship (adult choir, instrumentalist), Communications (special projects, copy composition—ads, articles).  The student must take an active part in the areas they sign up for.
  7. Need a written letter from the student on why they should receive this scholarship.