LESA’s Scholarship program offers need-based tuition assistance to children who attend LESA member Lutheran elementary schools in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since 2004, LESA has awarded more than $7.1 million in scholarships to over 4,000 individual students. Today, 1 in 7 students receives tuition assistance through LESA’s Scholarship Program. At LESA, our goal is to give meaningful financial aid to all who complete an application and qualify under LESA’s eligibility criteria.
Families are eligible for tuition assistance from LESA’s Scholarship or the Missouri District Scholarship Program (available to students in K-8 at a Missouri District LC-MS school) if at least 10% of their income (taxable and non-taxable), as reported for the previous tax year, is used to cover the cost of their child’s/children’s Lutheran school net tuition (provided by the school). Families expending less than 10% of their income on Lutheran elementary school tuition will be considered on a case-by-case basis where extenuating circumstances exist. Students must be enrolled at a Lutheran elementary school in order for the award committee to review applications.