We believe every family should be able to afford a Christian education for their child. To make this possible, members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and St. Michael Lutheran Church together provide approximately half of the total cost of education for all students enrolled. Despite the fact that the cost of education continues to climb steeply, the support and commitment of our two church congregations helps us provide excellent academic programming at a cost that is still within reach.
For those who need some extra financial help, various forms of financial aid and scholarships are available. Last year, approximately 65% of our students received some form of scholarship. No family who demonstrated financial need was turned away.
Indiana School Choice and Scholarship Granting Organizations
ESM participates in the Indiana School Choice Scholarship program and eligible students may receive full or partial state funded scholarships to apply towards tuition costs that would otherwise be due. We also are able to offer tax-credit scholarships through the Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana. ESM expects to provide more than $60,000 of scholarships through this program alone. You can review the eligibility guidelines for both programs to check opportunities that may be available to your family online at www.doe.in.gov/choice .
Other need-based scholarship opportunities exist. If you believe that you may qualify for any scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Application that is available for download below. By completing the Scholarship Application, you can help us identify the best opportunity for your child.
How to Apply for Scholarships
The scholarship application is available in a variety of ways. It can be dowload from the documents below OR downloaded from the Sycamore admissions portal OR you can pick up a copy in either school office. Once completed, you can return the scholarship application AND a copy of your Federal Form 1040. Completed scholarship applications are due April 15 for priority consideration. Following the priority deadline, applications will be considered based on the remaining funds available. Application for scholarships is separate from the online enrollment process. Only families that have completed the online enrollment application, have paid the $150 family application fee, and have been accepted to Emmanuel-St. Michael Lutheran School will be considered.