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
If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please download the Scholarship Application that is available for download below or request one from the school office. Only one application is required per family. Submit your application to either school office with the required documentation to verify income. All personal information is handled in confidence and privacy.