Kehrberg-Trinklein Scholarship Fund
Passing on the gift of parochial school education
Growing up on a dairy farm in Frankenmuth during The Depression, Elva Trinklein knew the value of hard work. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Trinklein, believed in the value of a quality Christian education, sending their four children to St. Lorenz Lutheran School.

At the same time, the Rev. and Mrs. August Kehrberg were affirming their commitment to a faith-filled education by sending their two children, including their youngest, Luther, to St. Lorenz School as well.
Years later, Elva Trinklein and Luther Kehrberg married and built a life together here in Frankenmuth until Luther passed away in January 2001.

Over eight decades since the couple first became elementary school students, Elva & Luther Kehrberg have established a scholarship fund to honor the memory of their parents and the commitment their families made to education so long ago. The Kehrberg-Trinklein Scholarship Fund aims to assist families with the cost of a parochial school education.

Frankenmuth-area preschool through college, university, or seminary students who wish to attend a parochial school may apply for the award. Application may be made through the school they are attending or wish to attend. Preference will be given to families with children in the elementary grades. Staff at each school will determine which candidates meet the financial need criteria. Application for college, university, or seminary tuition aid is handled through the high school guidance department at Frankenmuth High School or Valley Lutheran High School in Saginaw.

Criteria for Selection:

The purpose of the Kehrberg-Trinklein Scholarship is to financially assist a student in furthering his or her Christian education.

Elementary Criteria:

  1. The applicant family must be from the Greater Frankenmuth Area and must be enrolled in an elementary parochial school.
  2. Selection will be based on financial need of the applicant family for assistance with tuition costs.
  3. The applicant family is strongly encouraged to bear a portion of the costs of the tuition to be considered for a grant of these funds.
  4. The grant will be awarded without regard to sex, race, religion, place of birth or personal handicap.
  5. Other criteria as recommended by the Donor.

High School Criteria:

  1. The applicant must be from the Greater Frankenmuth Area and must be enrolled in a parochial high school.
  2. Selection will be based on financial need of the applicant family for assistance with tuition costs.
  3. The applicant family is strongly encouraged to bear a portion of the costs of the tuition to be considered for a grant of these funds.
  4. The grant will be awarded without regard to sex, race, religion, place of birth or personal handicap.
  5. Other criteria as recommended by the Donor.

College, University or Seminary Criteria:

  1. The applicant must be from the Greater Frankenmuth Area and be either a member of the current graduating class or a recent graduate of the High School(s).
  2. The applicant must be planning to attend a college, university or seminary full time, and prior to distribution of the scholarship funds must be accepted and enrolled. First preference in the granting of a scholarship will be to those individuals who desire to be pastors or teachers.
  3. Selection will be based on financial need of the student for assistance with college, university or seminary costs.
  4. The applicant must demonstrate service to his/her school, church or community through active participation.
  5. The scholarship will be awarded without regard to sex, race, religion, place of birth or personal handicap.
  6. Other criteria as recommended by the Donor.

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