Timothy Lutheran Church established this scholarship to serve as a living memorial to William P. Gerike, whom the Lord called as Pastor to serve Timothy Lutheran Church from its beginning in 1962 until his death in 1981. This scholarship is intended to support students preparing for full-time Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) church work.



Up to $1,000.


Yes, this scholarship can be renewed for additional years of funding if the applicant continues to meet the above eligibility criteria. An application must be submitted annually.


General applications and additional requirements are due February 24.

Please note that the general application requires transcripts showing grades from Fall Semester 2022. Any applications submitted with transcripts omitting Fall Semester 2022 will not be considered. We recommend getting started on your application as soon as you have received your Fall Semester 2022 transcripts so you have time to prepare the additional requirements.