Donate to Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary today!

Your gifts to the seminary help us prepare men who boldly proclaim the gospel and who equip you to share that good news too. We thank you for your partnership in reaching as many people as possible. God’s blessings as we all share our living hope with a dying world!

The following areas of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary are areas you may designate your gifts toward.

Seminary Fund

Gifts to the WLS Seminary Fund support the day-to-day operational costs of the seminary and supplement the offerings of love made through WELS congregations.

The total cost of education is around $35,000 per student per year. However, tuition is only $12,780 and an additional $9,585 for room & board.

The rest of the educational costs are covered by Congregational Mission Offerings and gifts from individuals.

Seminary Fund Brochure

Scholarship Fund

The WLS Scholarship Fund  supports students as they complete the rigorous course of study necessary for preparation to proclaim the unconditional gospel. Rising education costs present a challenge to these men, many of them with families, as they strive to balance their studies and their financial obligations.

Gifts may be made online. Designate WLS Scholarship Fund from the dropdown menu.

Student Scholarship Brochure

Vicar in a Mission Setting

Through the Vicar in a Mission Setting program, funded by the seminary and the Board for Home Missions, students serve in mission congregations or established congregations with a mission mindset. These opportunities increase students’ joy and deepen their commitment to share Jesus with everyone they meet.

To support this program, choose Vicar in a Mission Setting from the dropdown menu on our donation page.

Grow in Grace

Grow in Grace was established in 2010 to strengthen and expand how WLS offers resources and support for the growth of pastors in all their God-given callings with a special emphasis on spiritual and professional growth.

There is currently a $25,000 dollar for dollar matching opportunity that is offered through December 2023 for the Grow in Grace Endowment.

Gifts may be made online to Grow in Grace. Select Grow in Grace or Grow in Grace Endowment Fund from the dropdown menu on our donation page.

The Seminary Chorus

The Seminary Chorus is a 65-voice choir composed of men studying for the pastoral ministry at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. The chorus is directed by Prof. Aaron Christie and has toured throughout the country in its 90-year history.

If you would like to support this program, choose The Seminary Chorus from the dropdown menu on our donation page.

Leave a Legacy

Since 1863 the seminary has been preparing men to proclaim the name of Jesus to all. It is joyful work. It is urgent work. Generations of men have passed through our doors as they set out to serve WELS congregations just like yours. God-willing, generations more will do the same. Your partnership in this good work is vital. Your planned gifts can help us offer an excellent theological education to the next generation of gospel messengers. Your gifts can help pastors proclaim God’s saving grace to a dying world. You can make a difference in the lives of many. Today and for the days to come.

WELS Foundation is partnering with us to tell you more about planned giving opportunities and options. There you can find tools and information on estate and planned giving options.

If you have any additional questions or would like to schedule a visit to discuss leaving a legacy, please contact our Director of Mission Advancement, Kevin Keller. Office: (262) 242-8179; Cell: (262) 208-0071; You may also contact our WELS Christian Giving Counselors at (800) 827-5482.