The story at Bethany Lutheran College

State Grant

There were 252 State Grant recipients on campus in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 31 percent of all Bethany Lutheran students.

  • The average State Grant award at Bethany Lutheran was $5,258.
  • In total, more than $1.3 million in State Grant awards were made to Bethany Lutheran students.

View a fact sheet about Bethany Lutheran students and the State Grant.

Pell Grant

There were 213 Pell Grant recipients in academic year 2018-19 — that’s 26% of all Bethany Lutheran students.

  • The average Pell Grant award at Bethany Lutheran was $4,081.
  • In total, $870,000 in Pell Grant awards were made to Bethany Lutheran students.

"Receiving the State Grant impacts my education at Bethany by letting me have the opportunity to attend a small Christian college where the professors really care about their students. Without the grant, going to college would be stressful because I am paying for my own education and with the grant it takes off a lot of stress. I am truly blessed that I received the State Grant."

Brianna Soutthivong
Hometown:
Mountain Lake
School:
Bethany Lutheran College
Class of
2018
Major:
Education Studies
Extra-curriculars:
Cross Country and Track and Field

The Minnesota State Grant program has allowed me to attend Bethany with confidence in my financial situation. It has allowed me the chance to spend more time concentrating on my studies.”

Nicole Moldstad
Hometown:
North Mankato
School:
Bethany Lutheran College
Class of
2018
Major:
Biology
Extra-curriculars:
Women’s soccer, vice president of Bethany Organization of Student Scientists, volunteer in Coffee Lab, member of the Scholastic Leadership Society, member of the Scholastic Leadership Institute and worked for admissions as a tour guide

"The State Grant is important to me because it gives me more free time to be involved in activities and to focus on my studies. I already work many hours a week and adding more hours would be stressful. The State Grant has made my college experience more affordable.”

Anna Lieske
Hometown:
Mankato
School:
Bethany Lutheran College
Class of
2018
Major:
Exercise Science
Extra-curriculars:
Member of track and field team; belongs to Bethany’s Organization of Student Scientists amd Bethany Activities Committee; works part-time at Cub Foods and as an admissions assistant

“I cannot imagine having to work more than I already do. I can focus more on my studies and worry less about money. My dad was in a bad car accident and it really took a toll on our family financially. Instead of choosing whatever school was the cheapest one, the State Grant opened up my opportunities."

Mariah Schultz
Hometown:
Fairmont
School:
Bethany Lutheran College
Class of
2015
Major:
Business Administration
Extra-curriculars:
Scholastic Leadership Society, works part-time at Hy-Vee, teaching assistant for business professor, works as a receptionist in the college’s business office

"The State Grant is letting me be a part of extracurriculars like theatre. Without it, I wouldn't be able to have the friends I have or live on campus. I'd be trying to work full-time to help pay for college. That would definitely be a negative experience."

Alyssa Gratz
Hometown:
Mankato
School:
Bethany Lutheran College
Class of
2013
Major:
Psychology
Minor:
Theatre and Sociology
Extra-curriculars:
Acts in the college's main stage productions in the fall and spring, works part-time at Taco John's and is a freelance photographer.